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Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative




"C.D. on Songs: Wayside - "Days to Remember""

The prevailing tone of "Days To Remember" is established early in the track, and maintains throughout its entire runtime. The tone of this song is established largely by the personality of the vocal track. The vocals sound weathered, yet not destroyed by the years or the mileage, thank-you-very-much, Dr. Jones. Like everyone’s favorite whip-wielding archaeologist, Wayside has a gruff-yet-noble presence, and this song’s contrast of rough edges and strong nucleus is what keeps it moving.

"Days To Remember" has an almost deceptive mixing/arrangement scheme where the song can get really big at times then cut itself back down to a more minimalistic existence, all the while making these changes so smooth that you hardly realize that they are happening. It’s more of a thing where the song seems to be flowing smoothly, then you realize the arrangement has swollen significantly to include multiple guitars, a nicely-orchestrated (via drawbar registrations) organ track and a few extra voices here and there.

We can expect a slightly nostalgic tone given this song’s title. It never quite reaches the misty-eyed "we walked on the beach besides that old hotel" level, but this song’s voice is an aged one that has seen a few years. In this case, the years inferred have not caused deterioration; rather they have simply added new layers. - Boston Band Crush


Wayside EP

1. Second Chance
2. Letting Go
3. I'm Sorry (For Nothing)
4. Fighting Words
5. Days to Remember



Wayside started as a series of jam sessions in Boston between longtime friends in the summer of 2009, which evolved into a complete rock band by fall. Vocalist Sam Scott joined the band in November 2009, ending the band's months-long search for the right fit to sing. Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Scott had previously moved to Boston to pursue a career in music. Wayside have since released five songs on a self-titled EP with a second EP due in early 2012, and performed several covers and other new songs live. They have performed live at clubs all over Boston, including the Middle East and Hard Rock Cafe, as well as a Labor Day performance on the main stage of the Woodstock Fair in Woodstock, CT, opening for headliner The Guess Who.