NIGHT KILLS THE DAY will be performing at the Key Club on Friday, April 20 as part of their U.S. tour--with Electric Six and Test Your Reflex--in support of their forthcoming debut THE STUDY OF MAN… due out April 10 on NYC indie Score Records.
Filled with highlights such as the anthemic first single “Dive,” the electro-pop “Rainbows in N.Y.C.” and the danceable “Enjoy The Ride” THE STUDY OF MAN… is now impacting specialty radio.
Produced by Joe Blaney--noted for his engineering work with the Ramones and Keith Richards as well as his efforts on the Clash albums Combat Rock and This is Radio Clash--the album is garnering early critical praise, see below.
“Scuttling out of the darkness comes The Study of Man…and the Developed Shadow, the debut album from the Big Apple’s Night Kills The Day. The driving ‘After Hours,’ which opens the set, is built around an incandescent series of arpeggios, a musical exercise for keyboard and guitar transformed by a propulsive rhythm and delicately shaded atmospheres. ‘Rainbows In N.Y.C.’ is an obvious homage to Depeche Mode and just as infectious as anything that band has written, while the equally memorable “Dive!” evokes New Model Army at their most anthemic. …A stunning debut and a thoroughly haunting and evocative album.”
--Jo-Ann Greene, ALL MUSIC. COM, March 12, 2007
“…Depeche-Mode-meets-The-Deftones atmospheric rock.”
--Glenn Gamboa, AM NEW YORK, March 19, 2007
“Despite the obvious connections to The Cure or Bauhaus, Night Kills the Day stands apart. The four-piece have crafted a mature and layered experience that has a certain New York feel… The Study of Man…will haunt you even after you hit stop and move onto something else. It’s catchy, moody, melodic and overall engaging. From the atmospherics of guitarist Izzy Lugo, to the smooth rhythm section of bassist Timothy Falzone and drummer Roger Benton to the haunting voice of Luke Brian, Night Kills the Day is not a band that you will soon forget.”
--Chris Beaumont, BLOG CRITICS.ORG, March 2007
"...an act that should brighten up-or, maybe, darken the happy misery-that old Cure fans have been missing for quite some time now."
--DRUM!, March 2007
“Influenced by The Cure and Joy Division musically, by Nietzsche and Rimbaud ideologically, the goth-drenched new wave of Night Kills The Day looms over the next generation of alt-rockers like a nihilistic shadow of self-incarceration. Forged from the life-long friendship of vocalist Luke Brian and bassist Timothy Falzone, Night Kills The Day create new wave that bridges the gap between the darkness of the 80’s and the anthem-like hooks of arena rock. While guitars may either chime soothingly like canaries or crash in a tidal wave of distorted mayhem, the band never lets the hooks and the lyrics go to waste, making a breaking sentiment with every word on their full-length The Study Of Man…And The Developed Shadow.”
--Chris Castro, AQUARIAN WEEKLY, March 21, 2007
“Coming from NYC, these guys might just top The Strokes and The Bravery as the best rock band out of the Big Apple. There's a lot of bands now who try and copy the 80's style of music. Then there's bands like Night Kills The Day who sound more natural in the way they bring an 80's influence into their songs. It makes their work more authentic, rather than an effort that just winds up being trendy. Expect to hear more about this band.”
--Gordon Saylor, SOCIETY’S ELITE (blog), February 2, 2007
“[Night Kills The Day] indulge in wavelengths of electro-pop, flourishes and feathering synths with skillful handling. [The Study of Man…] is filled with airy melodic synths, dance club rhythms and gentle flowing atmospheres in the guitar motions and vocals. The tracks have characteristics of dream-pop, electro pop and shoegaze fusions. The result gives Night Kills the Day the musical significance of Radiohead in the showgaze arena with vast consonance in instrumentation and fluent vocals that carry a warm sonic frequency through the chord shifts and vaporous ranges.”
--Susan Frances, GARAGE RADIO, March 12, 2007