Daze Of Dawn Gearing Up For The Release Of ‘Sofa King Cool’
May 8, 2013
For the first time in five years, Daze Of Dawn have released a new single. “Falling In Love”, a much harder and downright ‘rockier’ tune than the sweet-sounding title suggests, is the first song off their upcoming album ‘Sofa King Cool’ (Clamrecords 2013).
‘Sofa King Cool’, the band’s fifth studio album release, will be available for download worldwide on May 31, 2013 via iTunes, Amazon, and all other major music download portals. The single “Falling In Love” is available for immediate download on Bandcamp with an album pre-sale purchase at dazeofdawn.bandcamp.com/album/sofa-king-cool.
Daze Of Dawn — Claude Robillard (vocals, guitars, harmonica), Carlos Sanchez (bass), and Miguel Angel Nueda (drums) — is a rock power-trio from Valencia, Spain with a Canadian singer and a bad-ass keyboard player on the side, Gabriele Del Vecchio. This is the first time ever that Daze Of Dawn have performed as a rock power trio. “This is a new thing, but something that quickly became very comfortable for us (we started in 2001 as five members, later dropped down to four, and have finally arrived at the magical three),” says frontman Robillard. “Since I also sing, the switch to being the only guitar in the band was at first like walking a fine line between getting a brain aneurism and playing the song correctly since I had to hold so many different activities in my head at once. The best part about being the only guitarist is that you can pretty much play whatever the hell you want and there’s no other amplifier you have to compete with for space. Also the bass has room to really come forward and express those low frequencies and overall, we feel more integrated with the drums. The other side of course is that there is nowhere to hide your errors… but then when you do make them, you can say ‘I switched to experimental jazz there for a second’ and then people will think you are even cooler for it.”
Recording ‘Sofa King Cool’ comes as a result of the band winning the grand prize of Sona La Dipu 2012, a major province wide Pop-Rock contest in Valencia, Spain and organized by La Diputation de Valencia. The grand prize included a full-length album recording and production, as well as a festival tour for 2013. The first concert in this tour series was on March 9th for over 5,000 rock fans in Jardines de Viveros during Fallas 2013 in Valencia.
‘Sofa King Cool’ contains 14 new songs including two covers, Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” and John Lennon and Paul McCartney penned Beatles classic “I Am The Walrus”. The musical style and vintage instrumentation sends the listener back to the ’70s and across a fresh and changing sonic landscape of hard-rock, retro, funk, soul, folk, psychedelic blues and acoustic music. Spanning several genres but flowing naturally together, every song on the alum is an instant classic.
‘Sofa King Cool’ was recorded in RC Estudios (Xativa, Spain) by Pau Chafer, mixed by Grammy winning engineer Manu Tomas and produced by Claude Robillard.
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