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Exclusive Video: The Life And Times — "Day Two"

Here's the exclusive premiere of the live, in-studio performance video for "Day Two" by experimental space rock trio The Life And Times.

"Day Two" is from the band's forthcoming album, No One Loves You Like I Do, which will be released January 17 via Slimstyle Records (Movits). The album was mastered and partly mixed by Jason Livermore (Rise Against, Gaslight Anthem) at Blasting Room Studios and is the follow-up to 2009’s Tragic Boogie.

The album's title comes from one of its most stark pieces, "Day Five" (Every song on the album is titled "Day" with a number after it). The title reveals its layers of meaning as the album proceeds. You realize there’s something “kinda dark and wrong going on here” says singer/guitarist/keyboardist Allen Epley, “though it began ostensibly as a profession of one persons love for another. This person is likely off the deep end, but aren’t we all?”

The Life And Times initially formed in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2003 by Epley, Eric Abert and Chris Metcalf. Their debut full-length, 2005’s Suburban Hymns, earned praise from Pitchfork, who proclaimed that the band’s “shoegaze-inspired guitars are neatly folded between heavy modern rock drumming, rhythms are toyed with, stretched and collapsed."

The Life And Times on tour in 2012:

  • JAN
  • 18 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
  • 19 Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
  • 21 Tuscon, AZ @ Plush
  • 22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
  • 23 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Norde
  • 25 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
  • 27 Norman, OK @ The Opolis
  • 28 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird

24 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
25 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
27 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
28 Boston, MA @ O’Briens
29 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

1 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
2 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.