11/26/18 - From The Depths Entertainment - Interview - Days To Come
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Days To Come" and is there any meaning behind it?
Justin - I grew up in a musical household. I started playing the guitar when I was 17 and started singing when I was 20. One of my biggest musical influences is Alter Bridge. I dig the dynamics between the heavy tones and melodic cleans. I'm a sucker for melodies and I'm constantly trying to challenge myself to improve and grow as a songwriter.
I thought of the name Days To Come one day while I was at my day job. I was frustrated because we had all of the pieces to form a band except for a drummer and it is always so difficult finding a drummer! I knew that we would eventually find one and everything would work out in the future, but that moment of frustration gave birth to the name.
2. What do you want people to take away from your music?
Jalen - I want the listener to understand that each of our songs can be interpreted differently and that the same song can help through several emotions.
3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?
Brandon - We're continually developing and working towards what "Days To Come" sounds like, but I want to be able to say that we have pop styled, catchy vocal melodies layered with intricate music supporting it. Basically pop-prog.
4. Who are three bands you'd like to tour with?
Justin - Alter Bridge, Nothing More, and Red Sun Rising.
5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?
Brandon - Tesseract / Altered State. Plini / The End Of Everything. Voices From The Fuselage / Odyssey - The Destroyer Of Worlds. I listen to each of these albums fairly often, and each time I listen, I'm constantly finding new things within the songs and throughout the music.
6. What's your take on the current state of Rock?
Jalen - It may not seem as big of a deal as it was, but the rock genre will never die.
7. What's the current music scene like there in Georgia both locally and state wide?
Justin - The Georgia music scene seems dominated by country and rap. There are great rock/metal bands, but we're definitely in the minority. Over the years, I've seen bands come and go. I hate seeing talented artists and bands give up, or break up, due to a lack of support, communication, or forward momentum. I'm a big believer in the power of consistent, hard work, and I'll always support a hard working group.
8. What's your take on legal/illegal music downloading?
Justin - We live in a culture where art, in its many forms, is expected to be free. The listener will continue to find ways to get music for free and we, as artists, need to find creative ways to deal with it, rather than simply complain that it is happening. I've never downloaded music illegally, but I'm definitely in the minority. Business is always changing and any smart business will adapt to meet those changes.
9. What's next for Days To Come?
Jalen - Next year is going to be the busiest we've been with tours and upcoming projects that we can't wait to share with all of you!
10. Any shoutouts?
Brandon - We appreciate our family, friends, and fans for continually supporting us throughout this journey. We appreciate all of the kind words, warm meals, beds (and couches), and love. Justin and I have been together since 2013 and the experiences we've had on the road have only made us stronger. We're very excited to have Jalen on board with us and we're looking forward to a busy 2019! New music coming soon!
Jalen - I wanna thank my mom and my sister for keeping me on the right path. I appreciate you both so much.
Justin - I'm grateful for my wife and son, my parents, and Brandon and Jalen. I'm so thankful for our families, our friends, and fans. We wouldn't be anywhere without your continued support and love. I'm thankful for the opportunities God has given me and I'm so excited for 2019!
Days To Come - We want to thank our endorsers - Curt Mangan Strings, InTune Guitar Picks, Spectraflex Cables, Xcel Drumsticks, and Dirtbag Clothing. We want to thank our booking agent, James Cripps with Blind Anxiety Entertainment, for the years of support he's given us. We want to thank our management team at Crown Artist Development. We want to thank Charlie and Jennifer Goodson at Georgia Pen Company for continually, consistently, providing for us and supporting our endeavors. We want to thank Eric Ball and his team at Venum Vapur for all of the love over the years. We want to thank Carlton at the Albany Herald, Brian and Joe at Rock 98.9, Sam at Rock 106.9, and Alison McCorkle at the Oglethorpe Lounge for being such an avid supporter of live, original, independent music.
11/13/18 - ALBANY HERALD - ALBANY BAND DAYS TO COME CLEARS ROADS AFTER HURRICANE MICHAEL
ALBANY — Some Albany residents received a surprise after Hurricane Michael when Albany-based rock band Days to Come joined crews to help clear out the avenues where trees were piled up in and beside the road.
Days to Come vocalist and guitarist Justin Goodson literally answered the call.
“My brother is a police officer, and the day after the storm I was out at my parents’ house cleaning up a lot, and he came by and said, ‘Hey, do you want to come help me down the avenues’ because they were trying to get the ambulances through,” Goodson said. “So we went out there and spent the rest of the day clearing the alleys out there and the avenues so the ambulances could get to Phoebe (Putney Memorial Hospital).”
Armed with chainsaws and axes, Goodson, Days to Come drummer Jalen Hall and band guitarist Brandon Rix put themselves to work in different neighborhoods to clear out roads and driveways to make way for ambulances and other first-responder vehicles.
Hall said, “Really anything we can do to help others.”
Goodson and Hall said that when they do things for the community, it isn’t as a band but as individuals who want to help others because “it’s the right thing to do.”
“We had quite a few friends and fans from Florida send us pictures, and it is crazy the amount of devastation down there,” Goodson said. “It’s going to take a long time, especially for Florida where (the storm) initially hit, to get back on its feet.”
On Albany being taken by surprise by Hurricane Michael even after the January 2017 tornadoes, Hall said, “It’s probably because Albany is not used to natural disasters at this level, but, yeah, this one was a lot worse overall.”
“I will say,” Goodson added, “being thankful that the storms happened in 2017 is that all the trees that fell then didn’t fall now, if that makes sense, so it could have been a lot worse if we didn’t have that storm in 2017.”
“That (2017) storm kind of prepared us,” Hall said. “No one really took the storm in January that seriously because every time we get a storm warning, it just passes over like nothing in a couple of hours.”
Goodson said that with the experience of the January 2017 storms, the people in the Albany area were more prepared with food, gas and water in case they lost power.
Hall said that using a chainsaw for the first time was more difficult than he imagined. He joked that the movies make it look a lot easier, and Goodson said that Hall showed his proficiency with an axe.
“I’m a military brat,” Goodson said. “I’ve lived all over, so I’ve been through many, many storms helping my dad or the other guys when I was kid. You know, watching them use an axe and chainsaw and clear stuff, and actually this time my dad was in Texas for my grandfather’s funeral, and so that was kind of cool to be able to put all of that training that I’ve had over the years and just be like, ‘Yeah, I know how to do that, and I don’t have to ask anybody or for help.’ We can just take care of ourselves.”
It took the band members and other volunteers a few days, but with the help of a few power tools and a truck to pull trees out of the way, Goodson, Hall and Rix were able to aid the community in a big way.
Days to Come are busy preparing for the release of their new single and their first music video release.
For more information about the band, visit https://daystocomemusic.com. - Gypsy Crow
10/22/18 - DIRTBAG.com - Dirtbag Artist Days To Come Assist Hurricane Michael Relief
In the wake of the most recent natural disaster affecting the East Coast, newly endorsed Dirtbag Artists, DAYS TO COME stepped up to the plate to help with relief efforts.. Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10th, 2018 as a Category 4 storm - the first of its kind in history to affect the Florida Panhandle, resulting in at least 13 killed.
The storm made it as far as Albany, Georgia, the hometown of DAYS TO COME; a smaller city that sees the occasional tornado, or flood from the Flint River, but rarely ever a hurricane. Although none of their homes were damaged, the band spent over a week outside, working long days, chopping up tree trunks and cleaning up the mess so that life in Albany could resume as normal. There is still much more work to do, as Hurricane Michael is said to have caused upwards of $4.5 billion in property damage, and over $3 billion in damage to Florida’s forestland. - Dirtbag Garrett