searching for daylight
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searching for daylight

Bronx, New York, United States

Bronx, New York, United States
Rock Progressive




"Fragile Like A Cigarette by searching for daylight"

How many songs does a record needs to be consider one, in order to be awesome?

Fragile Like A Cigarette by the folks of Searching For Daylight is definitely one of those bands that starts debates between music enthusiasts not too much because of their sound or anything but more due to the number of tracks in this record: two (One considering “The Jaded Box” is a bonus).

Title track starts with drums playing, wild and playful guitar riffs with a hint of tropical flavor. We can hear some of early Taproot meets Ill Nino though it is not as heavier as those band, it has the energy to really blow some people’s mind.

“The Jaded Box” leaves the Latin sound for something more progressive with some weird effects that kind of reminded me to those you hear on bands such as Genesis. Once again the sound varies from the tempo to the emotions, you get this great hooks and riffs, wild drum beats and then everything calm down and so it goes through the entire track.

In conclusion, either if you think one song doesn’t make not even an EP or it does, there’s definitely something that will make you listen to this band. Maybe I am just new into the Progressive scene so not sure if the constant “explosion” of instruments with same patterns up is good or bad, but it’s both interesting though some people might get tired. Overall, I see lots of potential in this band.
- Vents Magazine

"searching for daylight - Vents Magazine Interview with vocalist Max King"

Who’s searching for daylight. How you guys all met and what’s the meaning behind the band’s name?

The personnel of the group is myself, Max King on vocals, Enrique Haneine on keyboards, Doug Hirlinger on drums, Nick Demopoulos on guitar, and Carlo DeRosa on bass. I met Doug and Carlo many years ago while we were all students together at the Manhattan School of Music. We played quite a bit together back in those days, so when I began forming the searching for daylight project, those two guys were my first choice on their respective instruments. Carlo recommended Enrique, and his vibe and playing were perfect right from the start. The same was the case with the guitarist Nick, who was introduced to me by the drummer Doug.

The name searching for daylight has many meanings, and at the same time doesn’t necessarily have to mean anything at all. I purposely used lower case letters in the name to deflect importance from us, and what I mean by that is the fact that none

of us are really important, and that we all should be more aware of our insignificance in relation to the entire multi-dimensional universe. Of course, that doesn’t mean that we can’t make a difference for the better, because we can. The important thing is not to harm anyone or anything, that is the main point. The more obvious meaning of searching for daylight, and one that I certainly was thinking about, is the idea of looking for hope in this dark, disturbing situation that humanity has put itself in. Another element to it was simply the fact that I liked the way the words sounded, and that perhaps is the most important aspect to me personally….a kind of short-form poetry, you could say.

So you are quite new as a band, but you all have experience playing alongside other great musicians and bands out there. Now as a band all you guys together, the road has been easier or you guys had to start from zero?

Since the band formed in 2011, we have been primarily playing only in the New York City area. All of the members of the band perform and record with many musicians and groups, so any kind of tour has been difficult to schedule, but we certainly expect this to happen in the near future. We all have been in the industry for some time, so we hope not to start from zero…..maybe three or four…haha…..

Talk to us more about your self-titled EP. How was the process recording and writing this album?

I had taken about a five year sabbatical from performing live around 2004, and it was during that time period that I began to write the music for this project. My goal was to go into the studio first, before forming the live group. The musicians on the EP are different then the ones I am currently using in the band, although I am planning to record with the current band in July. On the EP, the musicians were Lincoln Goines on bass, Al Street on guitar, James Harvey on drums, and myself on vocals and piano. I felt extremely lucky to get the legendary Lincoln Goines on that recording. He is one of the top electric bassists on the scene today, and his playing on the EP was absolutely brilliant, as was the case with everyone on the recording.

In terms of the writing process for the album, It was really the same as all the writing I do. For me it is a spontaneous process, similar to improvisation in a solo. I approach Lyrics as poetry. I don’t feel the need to tell a story, but if that ends up happening, that is OK too.

What are the band’s main music influences?

What I like to tell people is that I have drawn a huge amount of inspiration from great artists, but none of them have influenced my work. Honestly, my music comes from a place within myself that has nothing to do with any influences from other artists. However, I certainly have been greatly inspired by many, many incredible genius musicians. There’s a three piece band from Australia called Cog who are absolutely amazing. In my opinion, their early “Just Visiting” EP really -

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Horns Up Rocks will present a CD release party for NYC-based alt rockers Searching For Daylight’s new 4-song EP, which has been recently made available for download... -

"searching for daylight Announce CD Release Show - Promo Video Available!"

“searching for daylight Announce CD Release Show - Promo Video Available! New York City is known for being a multicultural city full of artistic options. As a result, musicians of all walks of life congregate in the city that never stops rocking to create a unique tasteful blend of music. When Max King started writing music for his latest project known as searching for daylight, he didn't necessarily go against the grain; instead he wanted to create memorable music that causes immediate impact to those who listen to it. After many sleepless nights, searching for daylight is ready to share their music with the masses in an intimate live setting. On Wednesday, November 16th Horns Up Rocks presents: The searching for daylight CD Release Show at Lit Lounge in New York City! Also performing that night will be DEAD SUPERSTAR! Hosted & DJed by our founder Jo Schüftan!”
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