Release Date: Apr 30, 2013
Record label: Run for Cover Records
Jar was originally slated for an April 30 release, but Run For Cover digitally released it early as the result of a leak. --ed.Daylight are a band whose debut LP has been anticipated by many for a long time. Jar is as direct as it comes in terms of chalking up a perfect combo of '90s emo, alternative, grunge and post-hardcore and laced all into one big pill.No fan of the band's past EPs should be disinterested after listening to this record because it's got everything previously likable about them and much more.
After a long list of EPs, Daylight deliver on their first full-length... As one of the lesser known bands in the upwelling of basement emo punk the last few years have seen, Daylight have really delivered with their debut full-length (after a list of EPs longer than your arm). With cover art immediately evoking ‘90s staples like ‘Siamese Dream’ and ‘Slip’, the music contained within does exactly what its cover suggests – stomp boxes and overdriven Fenders paired with that modern sense of despair so perfected by Pennsylvanian punk bands is on full display.
Considering that up until recent history, Doylestown, Pennsylvania’s musical claim to fame was pop bad-girl Pink and Afro-sporting Stevie Wonder knockoff Justin Guarini (that guy who almost beat Kelly Clarkson on American Idol), it’s pretty incredible that these days sonic innovators Circa Survive and Balance And Composure both call D-Town home. And now, with Jar, their first proper full-length, fellow native sons Daylight have also cemented a spot on that highly auspicious list. After a string of EPs throughout the past six years, Daylight’s debut LP makes good on all the hype that’s surrounded the band of late, with 12 tracks produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Man Overboard) that push the recording’s boundaries past any sense of genre one might apply.