Upon the release of their second album "Angeline", New York based rock band SECOND DAN has
been called "Oasis for a new generation". It is worthy praise for an album that mixes swagger with
songs that make you want to sing along. These new recordings are cementing the band in the echelons
of New York City's scene, building on the success of their debut album "Bringing Down Goliath".
"Angeline" was chiseled out of experience, and left to grow. Inspired by the basements of Chicago
and the streets of New Orleans, and recorded in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York. Since its release
earlier this year, the album has been racking up stellar reviews and is getting played on radio stations across
the world, and winning fans in countries as diverse as Brazil and France.
On "Goliath" the band first showed off its ability to write tunes that will capture you. The album garnered
the praise of rock critics in 2008 and won the band fans from New York to Melbourne, Australia. Leadoff single,
“Running Out of Feelings”, filters the bounce and pure pop through the drive of Supergrass, and has received
substantial airplay on college and independent radio stations nationwide. “Run v. Hide” wouldn’t be out of place
alongside Radiohead’s “The Bends”, and “The Elephant Fell To Earth” reminds of the best of The Kinks.
The songs won the the band attention of MTV with three songs from the album appearing on the hit MTV shows
“The Hills” and “Life of Ryan”.
Second Dan's lead singer Dan Rosen grew up in Melbourne, Australia. Drawn to the classics from a young age,
he weaves the clamor and shout of classic Replacements with the lyrical wit of Elvis Costello. His songs tell
of tales from here and out back. Born and raised New Yorker, Adam Wolfe Lerner leads muscle and a touch of
genius on guitar. He creates layers of sound and leads that pull heartstrings. On drums, Sonny Ratcliffe goes
from a whirlwind to a windchime, sometimes in the same song. Hailing from Virginia, he adds a Southern charm
to the band.
The band has a reputation for its fiery live shows, and the time working in the studio has them excited to get back
out playing live. On the stage is where Second Dan truly shines. Whether plugging in and blasting their loyal audience
at sold-out shows at the Lower East Side’s Mercury Lounge or playing in an acoustic setting at frequent raucous showcases
at the Rockwood Music Hall, this band never disappoints. It’s no surprise why Second Dan was chosen to support
The Lemonheads at its recent gigs at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.
It is passion for their music that SECOND DAN deliver in their albums and live shows. Perhaps this blogger
summed up the band best when reviewing Angeline saying, "Words can't really do this album justice, it's just a heart felt album.
That's the one thing that drew me to SECOND DAN's first album, they may be pop-rock but they do it with a lot of passion
and experience and it comes through in their work. Passion is the key boys and girls. Learn from this band."