Band of the Week: One Days Notice

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Meet the Band: Chris Bassitt (vocals), Jesea Lee (guitar, vocals), David Vallo (guitar), Justin Albaugh (bass), Benjamin Torres (drums)

In the Beginning: The band first formed in 2010 when guitarist David Vallo, who had played in several other local hard-rock acts, posted ads on Craigslist and recruited the other members. "We tell everyone that we met at a Beer Olympics in 2010 and got arrested and started a band after that," says Lee. "That's not true, but we do drink together a lot," he says. The group initially issued the seven-song EP That's What She Said and then followed it up with the mini-EP A Dime a Dozen, a collection of old tunes.

Melody Makers: A common thread runs through the band's music — the guys have a real appreciation for melody. "We've all been huge fans of old school punk music, Bad Religion and Offspring," says Lee. "We're also into Beatles and the Who and Nirvana and Pearl Jam. We gravitate toward the heavier side, but we have a huge appreciate for pop. We strive to write catchy songs."

Picking Up the Piece: The group wasn't certain it would carry on after its previous album, 2013's When Dinosaurs Get Drunk. But the group kept jamming and then started recording with locals such as Joel Grant and Lance Waste and their respective studios, Great White Bear and WSTLND. "We pieced it together from four different locations," says Lee. "We even recorded some of the vocals at my apartment." The artist friendly label Remember to Breathe Records, will issue the resulting album, Blackout, which will arrive in January. Prior to the new album's release, Substream Magazine and Idobi Radio, are streaming the album's first two singles.

Why You Should Hear Them: Blackout opens with the Offspring-like "All That I Know" and then delivers one hard rocking tune after another. High-pitched yelps distinguish "Riot," a tune that serves as a vibrant call-to-arms. "We wanted to go back to our pop punk rocks," says Lee. "We went way poppier on our last album, which ended up become more Maroon 5 and less of the Offspring. We wanted to write songs that would be super fun to play live. Some of the slower songs from our previous album didn't come across well when we played them live."

Where You Can Hear Them:

Where You Can See Them: One Days Notice performs with Darling Waste at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Foundry in Lakewood.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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