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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.

1996-1998

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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  • Phthalo_blue

    ***FLASH**** Travis and Days of the new is back together and touring!!!!!

    8 Apr 2:17am Reply
  • Flamelord

    https://secondgeargrindnz.bandcamp.com/album/fistful-of-silver

    20 Feb 7:00pm Reply
  • rhinestoner

    still so much greatness <3

    3 Jan 1:07am Reply
  • Seperat0r

    OMFG Touch, Peel and Stand was the official "turn up the radio" song when I was like nine years old. I think I had their album too. That quality alt-rock.

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • H_Superunknown

    Man, I Love this band. (Y)

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    lol they broke up again cause travis is a constant fuck up.

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • MakaPL

    classic grunge sound, i really like it

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Chenzana

    "В то время как гранжевые монстры «Nirvana», «Soundgarden» и «Alice in Chains» если не вышли из игры, то уже дышали на ладан" ахахахаха. кто это писал вообще? ну вы даете)

    26 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Randall-Flagg

    How much i want to hear Black curtains in an album version.Come on Travis,come on guys. People need you back.

    6 Jul 2014 Reply
  • UntilYouReform

    Saw them last night. Goddamn.

    29 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Czar1991

    Much better for me than Queens of the Stone Age. Straight and plain.

    26 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Zach216

    I have heard NOTHING about this... I mean if it's TRUE, that is absolutely unbelievable news. VERY EXCITING!!!

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    According to Wikipedia, the original lineup is now reformed as of this year. Anybody else hear about this?

    7 May 2014 Reply
  • MJtheRevelator

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

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • MJtheRevelator

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

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • My_Sharona

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

    26 Jan 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Olek82

    if you miss DotN perhaps here's a solution: https://soundcloud.com/godsfavoritedrug/here-album-promo

    16 Jan 2014 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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