As a resident of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley region, this is a real privilege to review Another Day Dawns latest music, the EP Stranger

Hailing from scenic Lehighton, Pennsylvania, Another Day Dawns was originally formed in 2010 by drummer Nick McGeehan and guitarist Tyler Ritter. The addition of front man Dakota McGeehan & his one-of-a-kind vocals have turned this band into a household name and the pride of Lehigh Valley’s rock music scene. The trio have quickly gained exposure and experience by supporting acts such as Avatar, Buckcherry, Hinder, Cold, and many others.

Propelled by their tour with Hinder, Another Day Dawns saw their last album, A Different Life hit No. 10 on Billboard’s Lehigh Valley Region Heatseekers chart. This achievement made them the first Pennsylvania act from the Northeast PA to hit that chart and the first in 50 years to hit any Billboard chart.

The five-track EP starts off with “Beautiful Suicide,” a great choice to open with, as everything about this song is BIG! Huge power chords, big beautiful verses that build to a massive chorus. You have to hit replay on this one several times. The payoff will squeeze your chest like a heart attack. Sick song!

“Am I” feels like a radio ready hit. I love how this song flows lyrically. It speaks volumes to the songwriter’s skills.

The next two songs are a lot more laid-back than the first two tracks, “Taste of Heaven” and “Never Okay” give you a surprising release from the heaviness of the previous songs. They definitely show the range of this band and the stripped-down power of Dakota McGeehan’s vocals. 

The EP ends with “Forget Me Not” which sounds quite a bit like Metallica, including the best power growl I ever heard.

Of course, I love this band because they are local to me, heck, I buy my groceries at Wally-World in Lehighton, but more than that, I love them for their talent. Check out some of their YouTube videos and you’ll quickly understand that these young men have a promising future ahead of them. Download this EP soon…you won’t be disappointed!Another Day Dawns very brightly indeed!

About T.M. Strubel

Deep in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania, you’ll find this guy, rocking out at his favorite campground. When not hosting a game of trivia at the famous “Cow Palace,” you’ll find him riding the nature trails in his custom golf cart, listening to music as diverse as Aerosmith, Cream and Pink Floyd, to Jane’s Addiction and Lenny Kravitz. It’s true, he probably shouldn’t be driving so fast with Parkinson’s Disease, but don’t tell him that. He’s been moving and shaking (get it??) to his own beat ever since he snuck out at age 15 to see George Thorogood & The Destroyers. So...if you find yourself lost in the woods some cold night, and hear the mournful sounds of “Folsom Prison Blues” echoing through the trees, make your way to the source. You’ll find a roaring campfire beside a gazebo. Pull up a camp stool and sit next to the guy with the cane. You’ll soon realize that’s not Johnny Cash he’s playing. That would be “Small Town Titans”, and he’d love to tell you about them! Stay awhile. Let’s talk music...

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