Detroit, Michigan rockers Pistol Day Parade released their first full length album Burn (Goomba Records) on September 10, 2013. About a month before the official album release, they debuted the single Not Today; it is a featured track on Nikki Sixx’s well-known active rock radio channel, Sixx Sense.
This may be the band’s first full album release, but they previously debuted an EP, She Wants More, which was recorded by Mike Brown (Velvet Revolver and Breaking Benjamin). She Wants More earned some notable attention, selling over 7500 physical copies. Not too shabby for a band just breaking onto the scene.
The album Burn starts off with the edgy song Rockstar’s Girlfriend. It’s biting and a bit surly as he sings to all the superficial girls about what he thinks is their desire “to be a celebrity,” but he lets them know “all they’ll ever be is a rockstar’s girlfriend”; who wouldn’t love to hear the story behind those lyrics?
Burn is solid. It has a hard-hitting full rock sound with a fresh flow from start to finish. New bands come on the scene every day, and some are just hungry for fame as they put a generic effort into their product. It’s obvious with this first album release that Pistol Day Parade is not generic or just in it for the fame.
Do yourself a favor: at the bare minimum, check out the tracks Where I Lay and Not Today. You’ll be pleased you did. Not Today is the first single release for good reason: it has strong, catchy lyrics that will have you singing along. Where I Lay shows off the full range of what these guys can accomplish both vocally and instrumentally.
Watch the video for Not Today
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