I’ve always liked ‘sibling bands’. By a ‘sibling band’ I mean to say a band which, for some reason or other, is related to another band. They are a small taste of the original, with a (most of the time) delicious twist. The curse these bands suffer though, is that of living in the shadow of the more successful original act.
I could name a dozen such bands, but then I’d have nothing more to blog about. That wouldn’t be so pleasant (for me anyway). So for now let me stick with
After leaving Evanescence in 2002, former keyboardist and backing vocalist David Hodges went on to pursue other musical interests. Roughly a year later he (along with drummer Mark Colbert) founded the alternative rock band Trading Yesterday.
The band has since released three albums and has changed their name to The Age Of Information. The reason I give their name as Trading Yesterday is simple: for me, The Age Of Information is not worth mentioning. David Hodge’s best, most-touching work was during Trading Yesterday days. TAOI has deviated from the original in such a way that Trading Yesterday is practically ‘dead’. What a shame. But who knows, the new music may grow on me yet.
Listen to ‘Love Song Requiem’ off their 2nd studio album More Than This here.
Thank you – until the next post!