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The best kept secret in music

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Graham Hartke and Joe DeAngelus make up the Tall Days. Although only a duo they make one hell of a racket. Graham makes up for almost a full band by singing, playing guitar, bass, and alto sax. Joe does all percussion and drums. This duo have been gigging out quite a bit and gaining strong comparisons to The Black Keys with their bluesy, rock riffs(“Foggy Glasses”). They also sound like students of Led Zepplin, The Who, and Deep Purple. - crashinin.com


The duo of Graham Hartke (vocals, guitars) and Joe DeAngelus (drums) makes up the band, another in a series of duo outfits. Their offering here has a distinct, NYC garage-band sound, a straight-ahead, no-frills rock that appeals on a gut level. Often the vocals clip, or sound as if they are being recorded through a harmonica mic – they're not shouted or screamed so much as there is a fuzzy edge to them. As for influences and sounds, there is a funky, rhythmic tone to many of the songs, but at the heart of it all is blues rock. Old-timers might make comparisons to Led Zeppelin, or Richie Blackmore's bands, even Ronnie Montrose – bands that came and went long before this recording. The boys even include a 37-second acoustic foray called "Secret Tambourine Explosion #3," which could easily have resided on an early Led Zeppelin album. Tall Days are successful in generating a sound that used to be the norm for heavy rock and roll, a sound that today has been relegated to classic-rock stations overplaying the same cuts again and again. Perhaps, in rebelling against the sounds they heard on radio, the band sought a harsher, louder, angrier response, much the way Page, Plant, Bonham, and Jones did. Rock on, I say, and keep up the good work. www.talldays.com

- nyrock.com


Discography

"Long Time No Talk" EP - 2004

Blowupradio.com Fall compilation

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Bio

Tall Days is a rock ‘n roll band from Essex County, New Jersey. The band’s sound is a mix of raw in-your-face blues-based rock mixed with modern alternative sounds and catchy hooks. Possibly the biggest strength of Tall Days is their live show, which the band pride themselves on. Having lots of experience playing in front of many different crowds, Tall Days know how to win people over.

2004 Highlights:
-Released “Long Time No Talk” EP in June
-WKZQ 101.7 in Myrtle Beach, SC included Tall Days in their Best of 2004 list.
-Q104.3 FM’s “Out of the Box” hosted by Jonathan Clarke, New York’s #1 new music show, recently played Tall Days on 11/7.
-XM Satellite radio’s Unsigned is currently playing Tall Days.
-Blowupradio.com added “Corner Store Girl” to its play list and to its ’04 fall compilation.
-Performed at the 2004 M.E.A.N.Y. Festival in New York City.
-“Long Time No Talk” is on heavy rotation on college radio stations such as WNYK 88.7 FM of Nyack College in Nyack, NY
-Have also been spun on WLZX (MA), WKZQ (Myrtle Beach), WPGU (Champaign), KSPI (OKC), WARQ (Columbia), WUBZ (State College) & WDYL (Richmond), among others.

Tall Days Trivia: Joe DeAngelus (Drums, Percussion) played drums for Howard Stern & the Losers and Graham Hartke’s (Vocals, Guitars) uncle is well-known in the music world for his creation of the Hartke Bass Amplifier System.

In the past year, Tall Days have played many premier NYC/NJ venues including: The Mercury Lounge, Maxwell’s, Pianos, Don Hills (opening for Silvertide from J Records); Sin-e, Luna Lounge, The Saint, Double D’s, & The Hook (“Best New Rock Club in NY” NY Press) in Brooklyn, where they have become club favorites (being the band with the most appearances there) and other notable venues in and around the tri-state area.