Band claims influences as far flung as Guided By Voices, Del Shannon, Black Sabbath, Brian May, Ween, Metallica.
Picture Day (L-R): Jordan Ross, Brian Wiegert, Luis Actis, Steve Sesti. Photo Credit: Kadie Foppiano.
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“One of Us” is the latest single from the “Every Day Is Picture Day” EP by Picture Day
“Should be called Picture Perfect.” – Roctober
“One of Us” is the latest single from the St. Louis-based band’s new EP “Every Day Is Picture Day,” and is available for download now via Beats Per Minute and streaming via Groove Loves Melody.
“‘One of Us’ was inspired by the desire to play something with an honest-to-God riff,” says Picture Day band leader, Brian Wiegert. “We’re not often a heavy band, but it’s definitely part of our musical DNA.” Wiegert, a fan of Black Sabbath and Metallica, is also a fan of Ween, and explains that, “While we couldn’t get away with jumping stylistically all over the map like Ween, we reserve the right to be a product of our combined influences.”
“I can’t front like Robert Pollard hasn’t been a huge inspiration to me, as well,” Wiegert continues. Speaking about the band’s tune “Madoline,” previously featured by MAGNET, Spinner, and KDHX, St. Louis, he explains, “It’s us consciously trying to do something upbeat. The chorus is inspired by Del Shannon and Frankie Valli, except with Brian May-style layered guitars.” The catchy, to-the-point tunes on “Every Day Is Picture Day,” show off the combination of chops and sense of humor that defines this band.
Influenced by confirmed rock legends such as The Who, Bowie and the previously mentioned Guided By Voices, Picture Day also embraces the unexpected by participating in Ween tribute nights, fostering a hip-hop side project with three album releases to date under the name MLD, and performing with self-described ragtime entertainer, Pokey LaFarge (a St. Louis sensation who appears on Jack White’s Blunderbuss.)
“It occurred to me some years ago, that music is the one thing that no one is forcing me to do,” says Wiegert. “I punch a clock, and when I’m done, I drag my ass to band practice because I want to hear some loud guitars.” Picture Day’s latest EP “Every Day Is Picture Day” arrives on April 16th, 2013. The single “Madoline” is streaming now. Members of Picture Day are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion