OXFORD, Miss. -- One of the Top 5 touring acts from Mississippi over the past four years, Daybreakdown is gearing up for the release of their sophomore album "Shine Like Rust" (2007 Dirt Road Records) produced by Cary Hudson and recorded and mixed by Winn McElroy at Black Wings Productions, formerly known as the legendary Fat Possum Studio.
Former Sanders Bohlke, Boko Maru and Second Guess bassist Tommy Turan returns to the lineup to replace Big John Patrick on Daybreakdown's highly-anticipated second release. Guest appearances on the record include Cary Hudson of Blue Mountain on guitar and songwriting, JT Lack, Kevin Larkin and Chris Steiner of the Mayhem String Band on strings and songwriting, and Virginia Abraham on vocals.
"Shine Like Rust" picks up where "Make Me Wiser" left off, but shows a versatility on the part of the band that has not been seen before. Stronger lyrics and greater instrumental control show the progression of a band that has spent the better half of the past four years touring from Colorado to the Carolinas. Perhaps the most obvious difference from "Make Me Wiser" to "Shine Like Rust" is Daybreakdown's understanding of the music and artists from their home state of Mississippi, and their efforts to incorporate several different aspects of Southern music into their signature sound. Known by most of their friends as a band caught somewhere between indie rock, roots rock and Southern rock, Daybreakdown has tackled such alternative genres as blues, country, folk and bluegrass here on "Shine Like Rust," and done so with an all-too-convincing delivery.
Fans of such Southern musical icons as the Allman Brothers, Little Feat, The Band, The Black Crowes or Drivin' N' Cryin' can all find something hear on "Shine Like Rust" that keeps them tuned in and turned on.
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