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“Cascading guitars and energetic riffs introduce the title track of Before the Day, the ten-song album from Old Abode, a band hailing from North Hampton, New Hampshire. The album’s overall sound is smooth pop-rock, and the overall vibe is uplifting and peaceful. Singer Shea Ellis is a capable vocalist, and his guitar work is eloquent throughout. The band cite The Beatles as well as My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses as some of their biggest influences, but while they identify themselves as an indie rock group, they prove to have an affinity for a diverse set of musical styles: bluegrass twang, epic guitar solos, and even a cameo by the mandolin”
“With their debut album, Hampton-based trio Old Abode brings a refreshing gust of indie rock to the Seacoast. Their style borrows from some of the best of the genre, including My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Wilco. But “Before the Day” also helps establish the group’s own identifiable voice. The album opens with the title track, an upbeat number anchored around a resonant guitar lick and introducing lead singer/guitarist Shea Ellis’s distinctive vocals. It’s a good leadoff choice, jolting the disc into action with a refreshing dose of modern pop-rock .. .Drummer Graham Duval and bassist Glen Coburn deftly stress and syncopate the beat to complement Ellis’s consistently solid guitar playing and singing... It’s a highly satisfying debut from a promising local band. ”
"...Before the Day, a fine new disc by the rootsy band Old Abode..."
““Before the Day” by Old Abode—This Hampton-based trio earned its keep in the Seacoast scene with a debut album loaded with quality rock songs, echoing indie paragons like Wilco and My Morning Jacket.”
““Before the Day” sounds amazing! They are great guys and their music is out of this world!"”