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Louisville, United States (1995 – present)

Days of the New is an alternative rock band from Louisville, Kentucky, formed in 1995. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Travis Meeks and a variety of supporting musicians. They are best known for the hit singles “Touch, Peel and Stand” and “Shelf in the Room,” both from their self-titled debut album.

Early years

Days of the New began as an experimental rock/metal trio called Dead Reckoning, with Meeks, Matt Taul, and Jesse Vest. When they turned to an acoustic sound, they changed the name of the band, as well as added guitarist Todd Whitener.

A demo version of the song “Freak” appeared on the Harvest Showcase Volume 3, a compilation of Louisville area artists. This recording features a solo performance by Travis Meeks but is credited to Days of the New. Jesse Vest and Matt Taul are listed as band members in the liner notes; although, they do not appear on this recording.

Producer Scott Litt signed the band after their third live show.


The band recorded their debut album in October and November 1996. The first Days of the New release, an eponymous album frequently called “Orange” or “Yellow” after the color of the disc and liner notes, was released in 1997, selling 1.5 million copies worldwide. Three songs from this album were hits: “Touch, Peel and Stand,” “The Down Town,” and “Shelf in the Room.” The former was #1 on Billboard’s Rock Chart for 17 weeks; “The Down Town” and “Shelf in the Room” were each top 40 hits.


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  • MJtheRevelator

    I used to play music with Travis. He is more complicated than a drug.‘you’re-talking-a-miracle’

    9 Mar 7:18pm Reply
  • MJtheRevelator

    I'm not so convinced that methamphetamine ruined Days of the New.

    9 Mar 7:07pm Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Feels like I am listening for the first time every time I listen ♥

    26 Jan 2:48am Reply
  • huebschmania

    Anybody know where to find all the B-Sides in lossless? Pay, torrent, whatever?

    19 Jan 11:53pm Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    I have to strongly disagree. While I really love the style on the first album, I find the 2nd and 3rd to be just as good. The 2nd is easily my favorite of the bunch. I love the direction that Travis took in his song writing. It is foolish to dismiss the other albums just because the original members were gone. But nobody is arguing that Meth did ruin Days Of The New. We would probably still be getting albums if it wasn't for his addiction. Purple would have been released many years ago.

    19 Jan 8:04pm Reply
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    16 Jan 10:23pm Reply
  • ett_smeknamn

    I agree with Wolfmoss, this meth head ruined the band after he fired all the members.

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Wolfmoss

    The first album is one of my all time faves. It sucked how the band fell apart after that, and Travis' subsequent personal downward spiral was really sad too. Those young guys in 1995 were destined for greatness; it's such a shame how things worked out :(

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
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    6 May 2013 Reply
  • long_jack

    Ну могут же.

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • nnnienke

    So damn beautiful, just love this band. No words for it..

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • I_Love_Chocolat

    amazing band

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • billybedwetter

    Solitude's lyrics are freaking amazing.

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • OctoberFogGloom

    Dirty Road <3

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • OctoberFogGloom

    Such great music, really wish that Meeks would release Purple.

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • XSeanybOiX

    Probably never because Travis is a bum and doesn't care about anyone but himself. Such a shame because he's SO talented.

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Blindwachter

    When will 'Purple' come out? :(

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • wlaXrbl

    "i love this rock bands days of the new song cd album live on stage last fm consert ogasiren" oô ?

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • wlaXrbl

    discovered him just now.. cool

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • mawwc

    UOOO!! An incredible discovery! Really good the first one.

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
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