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Thu, Apr 25, 2024

Today Was Yesterday's self-titled album featuring Alex Lifeson on 6 tracks officially releases tomorrow

Thu, Feb 22, 2024@6:53PM | comments

UPDATE - 2/23@11:55AM: Here's yet another review.

Today Was Yesterday are a music duo consisting of drummer, percussionist and programmer Ty Dennis and lead vocalist, primary songwriter, bassist, guitarist, pianist and programmer Angelo Barbera. The duo will officially release their self-titled debut album tomorrow, and it is of interest to Rush fans because Alex Lifeson makes guest appearances on most of the album's 10 tracks, two of which were released to streaming over the past few months in the lead-up to the album's release. In December they released the track Grace and last month they posted the official lyric video for A Louder Silence. Grace and A Louder Silence are just two of the six tracks on the album that feature Lerxst; he's also included on the tracks On My Own, My Dog Is My God, Faceless Faraway Song, and My New Low. A few reviews of the album came out this past week in the lead-up to the release, including a pair of 7/10 reviews from GhostCultMag.com and All About the Rock. From the latter:

... it was the songs with Alex on that I gravitated towards first. However, and pleasingly, he doesn't dominate the songs, his contributions embellish them. The closest we get to him letting loose on a 2112/Finding My Way scale is on the Zeppelin-tinged opener, Grace. It's a moody and atmospheric rocker that powerfully opens the album. However, remember the genre issue I mentioned? Well, the next track A Louder Silence has a much more laid-back ambience, with a much subtler Lifeson in attendance, giving the track a dreamy, Middle Eastern feel. Then, we get another wonderful musical juxtaposition. There is the Sting-esque sophisticated dinner party pop of On My Own and then the pounding My Dog Is My God that reminds me a little of Nine Inch Nails. I far prefer the latter, the former seems a little bland compared to the other tracks on offer here. Despite it being a pleasant enough song, it's too straightforward, and safe. ...

The album is available to purchase at this location.

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