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Opposite Land

by Field Day

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1.
One Song 02:56
Going back where I’ve never gone Getting back what I’ve never had See a place that I’ve seen before A million faces a million souls What’s wrong with this picture What’s missing from this page You wonder if we care anymore We see you lying and we’re keeping score Can one song still make the difference - I wanna know Can one song still mend some hearts - I wanna know Can one song still make the difference - I wanna know Can one song still mend some hearts - I wanna know I wanna know - I wanna know Going back where I’ve never go Getting back what I’ve never had See a place that I’ve seen before A million faces a million souls What’s wrong with this picture What’s missing from this page You wonder if we care anymore We see you lying and we’re keeping score
2.
Stolen Words 02:52
You said today is your very worst day Until yesterday or till tomorrow But if today is your very worst day What will you do what about tomorrow? These stolen words have become swords Too long, too strong to be ignored Selfless and with compassion And when you take a look outside To see your neighbors and your tribe Where’s all your selfless and compassion? You talk to your god But you won’t talk to me Some secret silence lies behind those green eyes But if today is your very worst day Grab my hand we’ll reach out for tomorrow Are you still listening?
3.
I shouldn't speak the truth I have no right to say it My mispronunciations Self-doubt and desperation   We will forgive We will let live Take a look at how you live Take a look at what you're giving She said she thought the lies she bought She thought they were all worth saying Look at what the price you pay is   And when you speak for no one you speak for all of us What are you going through? Are you dreams coming true? I shouldn't speak the truth I have no right to say it My mispronunciations Self-doubt and desperation   The world, so small so flat, has fallen Now that all you had is gone no dog can desecrate your spirit We take our meds We make our beds You can take and be forgiven You can take and be forgiven You can take and be forgiven   And when you speak for no one you speak for all of us What are we coming to when nothing’s coming through?   I shouldn't speak the truth I have no right to say it My mispronunciations Self-doubt and desperation Self-doubt and desperation Self-doubt and desperation Self-doubt and desperation Self-doubt and desperation
4.
We spoke in so many words I don’t know, I don’t know just where it began She said, that I better take the recommended does I took, I took enough to kill a horse Now I’m the one to blame I’m the one to blame We stopped waiting for a miracle We stopped, we wait, we shift but so did everything Revealed our everything, so here is everything We won’t walk away, we won’t walk away Outside, outside I’m waiting for a cab We knew, we knew it would come to nothing She said, that I better take the recommended does I took, I took enough to kill a horse Now I’m the one to blame I’m the one to blame Now I’m the one to blame I’m the one to blame We stopped waiting for a miracle We stopped, we wait, we shift but so did everything Revealed our everything, so here is everything We won’t walk away, we won’t walk away

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FIELD DAY
Emerging from the shadows of being “just” an ex-Dag Nasty band,
Field Day are developing into a powerhouse in their own right.
 
Just a few months ago we were treated to the news that two of the core members of Dag Nasty were not just playing together again as Field Day, but were also writing new songs. Then their debut 7” dropped and exceeded all expectations. Despite the band having to postpone shows in support of the release, the initial pressing of “2.0” sold out very quickly. It remained in the charts of German distributors Core Tex for over 10 weeks, and the message spread via US distributors Revelation.
 
The strength of that single is that it reignited a spark and captured the spirit of the original Dag Nasty sound. The initial calling card fulfilled its promise – and the real hard work began! The pressure was on the line-up comprised of Peter Cortner on vocals, Doug Carrion on bass, Shay Mehrdad on guitars and Kevin Avery on drums to continue to deliver the goods.
 
Now that delivery arrives from “Opposite Land.” Within seconds of the needle hitting the groove, any doubts or fears are laid to rest as the band launch into “One Song.” You have all the hallmarks of the sounds these guys pioneered, done with a vibrancy that is relevant today. Galloping drums and a driving bassline provide the backdrop to layered guitars that offer melody and texture. Then you have Peter Cortner’s vocals, both the filling that holds it together, and the icing on the cake that really finishes it off.
 
There are and have been a million and one bands playing the melodic hardcore sound, but when it comes to the roots, you have to look back to names such as Dag Nasty, 7 Seconds or Bad Religion. Well, these guys were actually there, and so their influences couldn’t possibly be more genuine. In line-ups of the older generation, musicians were hopping from one band to another, and so influences came together and helped define those trailblazing sounds. The closing track on here, “Tell Me Now”, features a tribute to old peers 7 Seconds with the woah-oh intro and uplifting guitar melodies. Given that Kevin Seconds once almost became a member of Dag Nasty, perhaps this is a sly wink or a playful nod to what could have been some thirty years or so back . . .
 
“Stolen Words” takes me right back to Wig Out days, where melody and melancholy are intertwined, but always with that uplifting moment, beautifully summed up when Peter invites listeners to “grab my hand, we’ll reach out for tomorrow”. “Waiting for a Miracle” and “Speak the Truth” are equally powerful songs, with guitars providing drive and power, but often dropping out for dramatic effect.
 
Music should be moving and passionate, and this second chapter of the Field Day story has that emotion and drive by the bucketload.



For fans of: D.C. HARDCORE, DAG NASTY, DESCENDENTS, PENNYWISE, IGNITE, RISE AGAINST, BAD RELIGION, H2O, BE WELL, DON’T SLEEP, CIRCLES, PRAISE, RITES OF SPRING, EMBRACE, MARGINAL MAN 

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released November 26, 2020

Released Nov 26, 2020

Produced by Doug Carrion
Mixed by Cameron Webb ( Pennywise, Ignite, Bad Religion, Motorhead )
Engineered by Patrick Burkholder - Pawnshop Studio - Van Nuys, CA.
Engineered by Sam Pinola - New Sofa Studios - Philadelphia, PA.

Peter Cortner : Vocals
Doug Carrion : Bass / Vocals
Shay Mehrdad : Guitars
Kevin Avery : Drums

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Whenever you’re creating something new chances are there will always be a bit of skepticism, especially when it comes to music fans, but sometimes that skepticism or fear can be embraced allowing for a brand new chapter of unforeseen possibilities. Welcome to the wonderful reality of FIELD DAY, who are making enormous strides and paving a unique musical path in 2021. ... more

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