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MP3 Six Day Slide - Lights

This Boston-based rock band''s first full-lenth album ties tight harmonies, explosive music, and incredible lyrics into one. If the early buzz is any indicator, this record will take them far.

12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Modern Rock, ROCK: 90''s Rock

“Don’t need street lights. Boston’s got me in her arms…There’s no place I’d rather be than right here walking these streets.” - Lights

The saying “you are a product of your surroundings,” might be a hackneyed maxim, but brothers David and Andrew Fortin prove it to be true. Growing up with a musically gifted family – their father passed up moving to Nashville with his band to start a family – it’s no surprise the brothers went on to form New England-based Six Day Slide with drummer Dave Jacintho and bass guitarist Matt Beals.

“We’ve always been really close and I think because we’re so close we’re able to do a lot of great things musically,” admits vocalist and guitarist David Fortin. “Neither of us have any reservations about telling the other one that something isn’t going to work or just flat out sucks.”

After forming in 2003, Six Day Slide has been relentlessly performing at bars, colleges and events throughout New England and the northeast including charity concert Rock for a Cause. Formed by students of Merrimack College, the charity concert series benefits the VH1 Save the Music Foundation – a charity dedicated to preserving music programs in America’s schools.

Lights was recorded at Blue Jay Studios in Carlisle, MA with Giles Christenson and Ken https://www.tradebit.comording Lights in New England was a conscious decision made by the members of Six Day Slide. “We recorded our last record down in New Jersey with John Seymour (Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dave Matthews),” says Fortin. “But we decided as fun as that was, it would be easier to really put everything we had into the record if we did it right here in Boston where we felt at home.”

The mellow, yet solid pop song “New Day” takes a break from the more ferocious tracks on Lights. “I choose to live like tomorrow never comes/ I choose to die like tomorrow never comes,” sings Fortin. The lyrics seem to pay homage to one of the band’s biggest supporters, the Fortins’ grandfather Anthony Manfra, who passed away last spring. “It was because of him that we were finally able to put it all together, keep chasing our dream and record our first full-length record,” explains Fortin.

“City Streets” is an upbeat track laden with Boston imagery – from neon streetlights to people watching. As the infectious hook of the chorus echoes “this will always be my home,” it is clear that Six Day Slide isn’t going to abandon New England anytime soon.

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