3. Life Outside
4. My Love>BR>
8. House Of Cards
9. Miles Of Mystery
10. Inside Of Me
11. Where Time Can't Hold
Tracing Days Shaking up listeners' misconceptions about faith based rock n' roll.
Includes the hit single "Life Outside", and the video that's played on over 65 radio & tv networks nationwide. Click on the "Play Video Clip" link (under the album artwork!) to watch a full length feature videoclip of the song Life Outside.
Read what the press is saying
Renown Magazine: Josh McConnell Tracing Days album Control is an accessible and attention grabbing debut that proves you don't always have to go with the flow. Bent on abandoning cliches and trends, this exceptional modern rock effort is filled with not only a variety of musical influences, but also intelligent lyrics to get their message across... "House of cards" (best song U2 never wrote)
Phantom Tollbooth: Greg Adams Frontman Lonnie Bos posesses an engaging voice, which carries these songs throughout, is pleasingly deep at the low end but reaches a wonderful emotional impact at its height. With driving guitars, electronic enhancements, and churning bass, ...the band provides a Christ-centered take on reality...
Strutter Magazine Control, sounds like a mix between U2, SIMPLE MINDS, KANE, KEANE, LIFEHOUSE and RELIENT K... You have to like the sound and vocal style, which is so American meets British and not like your typical mainland European melodic way of singing... in the end TRACING DAYS are definitely a good strong rockband.
Tracing Days Interview - The message of the music ...
The idea of killing a cliche may be offensive to those who prefer their music spoon fed as a mere means of background supplementation, simple entertainment or whatever's catchy as a radio sing-a-long. While Tracing Days' debut disc Control overflows with accessibility, its members have an underlying desire to shake up listeners' most obvious perceptions and misconceptions of rock n' roll, diving to stylistic and lyrical depths sure to inspire, empower, educate and shake off the safe holds of anyone's comfort zones.
"I don't like cliches because they don't challenge my own thinking," explains front man, founder and keyboardist Lonnie Bos. "I love hanging out with people who ask tough questions and Tracing Days is all about working through issues, asking hard questions and searching for honest answers."
Tracing Days can thank a damaged carpet for their first band invitation. "My wife and I had a carpet cleaner going thorough our house and he saw band equipment and wound up asking me about it," the singer says with a smile. "It turns out he was promoting a local concert and asked us if we were interested. That lit the fire under us to really pull together some songs and we settled on ten that we wound up playing at the show, which really gave us the push we needed."
From there, Bos wound up tapping into his musical friend base and maybe some networking rounds to help turn that push into the next official step of the band's career. "I had some friends, including a fiddle player who's toured with [country stars] Sara Evans and Pam Tillis," he shares. "Through that connection I met some contacts, one being Ainslie Grosser, a straight talking producer from Australia who now lives in Nashville."
Tracing Days and Ainslie wound up tag teaming on Control, leading to a razor sharp modern rock record packed with thick riffs, mature messages and catchy conventions sure to appeal to U2, Switchfoot and Green Day fans. The resulting eleven tunes have already resonated on concert stages, which have built steady momentum for the disc's September 19 release on Full Color Records under the Infinity Distribution umbrella (Lifehouse, Kevin Max)
Amongst the many standouts is the robust rippler "Control," which focuses on the single trait everyone is afraid to lose, but one that must be given up in order to truly live. It's met by the equally explosive "Life Outside," which chronicles a real life meeting Bos had with a man on a plane who was burnt out in the business world seeking something deeper in life. The emotional "Inside of Me" talks about sorting out a painful bout with pride, while the energetic "Monochrome" is an ode to finding fulfillment through ultimate creativity.
"Connection with our audience has always been key," Bos sums up, "but more than just entertaining them through the music, we hope to get them thinking and considering the most important issues."
Life Outside (Full Video can be watched on this page)
House of Cards
Miles of Mystery
Inside of Me
Where Time Can't Hold
Record Label Infinity Music Distribution
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.92" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 19, 2006
Publisher Infinity Music Distribution
ISBN 8261052397 EAN 0837101062510 UPC 837101062510