Days Of The New Biography
Travis Meeks founded this Alternative-Rock band in Louisville, Kentucky USA, in the second half of the '90s. At the age of seventeen, the lead singer+guitarist & songwriter, hooked-up with guitarist Todd Whitener, bassist Jesse Vest and drummer Matt Taul, solidifying the line-up.
Days Of The New's eponymous (orange album) has cracked The Billboard
Top 200 chart in 1997 and by the time went on to sell over 1.5 million
copies worldwide, it generated a couple of singles, "Touch, Peel
And Stand" and "The Downtown", that stormed Billboard's
Mainstream Rock chart on which both the tracks peaked at #1 and "Shelf
In The Room" hit the top 3.
The next year the band spent the summer on tour with Metallica, but by the end of the year Meeks fired everyone in the band; Vest, Whitener and Taul went on to form Tantric.
Meeks released the second album, again self-titled (green), in 1999, which featured two Mainstream Rock charting singles: the #2 "Enemy" and the top 10 hit "Weapon And The Wound".
He began to work on the next album in early 2000 with drummer Ray Rizzo, Mike Huettig on bass joined later, by June of the following year Days Of The New's third release (red album) was completed, the album spawned only one Active Rock top 20 hit, "Hang On To This"; the band with the addition of guitarist Chuck Mingis completed the live line-up.