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Kevin Day’s solo act Graduation Speech release exclusive stream of new EP—listen

June 30 2017, 10:55 AM EDT By Christina Godfrey


[Photo by: Julie Wackerle]

Aspiga frontman Kevin Day sets out on his own with his solo act Graduation Speech, and AP has the exclusive stream of his first EP Quiet & Calm via Black Numbers.

Stream the album below:

Toned down form the maximum-volume sound we've come to expect, Day says this EP has been a long time coming and is meant to feel like a "personal performance" for anyone who listens to it.

"Quiet & Calm is a jumping point," Day says. "The earliest song on the EP was written almost six years ago, and even that track has evolved from its original conception. I wanted to slow down and strip everything to the basics. I wanted to pay homage to my favorite artists that can get inside of your head with a few chords and vocal melodies. This wasn't meant to be perfect—it's very much meant to feel like a personal performance in a bedroom that just happened to be recorded. This is for anyone that searches for just a shred of clarity in their lives by engulfing themselves in music. This is for everyone that has supported my band Aspiga over the years because it resonates with their hearts. Raise your voice."

Graduation speech album artwork
[Photo by: Brian Mietz]

To celebrate the release of their new EP, Graduation Speech will also be performing in several places on the east coast:
07/14—Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewing with Brian Mietz (It’s A King Thing), The Penske File, and Sammy Kay
07/15—Philadelphia, PA @ Darren with Brian Mietz (It’s A King Thing) and Daniel Anderson (Secret Plot)
07/16—Oaklyn, NJ @ Studio Luloo with Brian Mietz (It’s A King Thing) and Daniel Anderson (Secret Plot)
07/21— Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds with Laureate

Graduation speech 2017 summer tour poster
[Photo by: Brian Mietz]

Quiet & Calm is out June 30 and can be preordered here. Don’t forget to follow the band on Tumblr and the record label’s Facebook page.

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