One Day At A Time

One Day At A Time (Hard Rock) - Long Island, New York

One Day At A Time was founded in the summer of 2015 by singer AJ Brugger and drummer Paul Farias at a graduation party after playing some songs together for friends. They later asked Billy and Dave to Pauls house one afternoon to jam and as the say "the rest is history." All 4 members met while studying music at LIU Post and have been performing together in varying groups since 2011 playing original music and Rock as well as Classical and Jazz and have performed in Costa Rica, China, and Ireland in different ensembles. They Released their debut EP "Lucidity" in November of 2016 featuring anthem "Toys in the Attic" and has been played on various internet and FM radio stations as well as live interviews and performances. They are currently working on their plans for a new album while playing regular shows throughout the NYC area, Long Island, and Westchester.

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"Lucidity" EP Review
Long Island rockers One Day At A time released their "Lucidity" EP back in late 2016. With new music on the horizon, let's look back and see what they bring to the Rock music table. The opener "The Killing Joke" has a charm to it in which pulls in the listener. It's not overbearing but still maintains the hard edge and keeps the riffs coming at a frantic pace. The track is a nice opener full of energy. "Breach (Into The Fire)" immediately licks off with a melodic riff before breaking into a harder sound that is ultra catchy and brings to mind early Breaking Benjamin. It has a touch of early Foo Fighters to it in its soaring chorus. The track is very much single worthy and radio friendly. The guitar solo on the track is unbelievable as well! "Signal Satellites" has a Linkin Park influence to it. The guitar riff that comes in before the verses is incredible. It's a track that is different but catchy enough to draw in droves of fans to its highly accessible appeal. The closer "Toys In The Attic" has an anthem feel to it as it churns ahead with an Incubus like intensity. The track showcases the laser like focus that the band is capable of. As a closing track, it'll definitely have the listener salivating for more. Overall, the EP is filled to the brim with explosive Rock tracks. We can't wait to hear more from this promising up and coming band.

One Day At A Time created a well rounded, highly memorable four track EP.

-Interview- (2/28/18)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “One Day At A Time" and is there any meaning behind it?

We all started playing music separately as kids and we each had our own style coming in. We just try to get the best of all of that and put it together. Our name was kind of just pulled out of the air when we were getting ready for our first show as a placeholder and it kind of stuck around. Friends told us they liked it so we decided to keep it.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

Our music can be interpreted in different ways. We like people to interpret our music however it speaks to them. Every song has its message but it's how it resonates with the person listening to it that makes each song powerful.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

We usually go Rock/Hard Rock or a modern grunge-esk sound.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Some bands we have been influenced by and would love the opportunity to tour with are Soundgarden, A Day to Remember, Incubus, and The Foo Fighters.

5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?

A Crow Left Of The Murder... by Incubus, Higher Truth - Chris Cornell, and Homesick by A Day to Remember are just a few of our desert island albums.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Rock?

On the not so mainstream level the world of rock is alive and well. There are rock bands everywhere and they come in such variety.

7. What’s the current music scene like there in New York both locally and state wide?

In the city there are definitely a lot of Indie artists and Hip Hop has always been a powerhouse in New York. On Long Island there is a pretty big Metal scene growing but there is still something different around every corner you just have to be willing to find it.

8. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

Online music is evolving daily. Some of us in the band feel music should be free for everyone to enjoy. However, there is a lot of hard work that goes into making original music, so respect for the artist is a big thing. If they choose to release the music for free that's great, but if not then that's something we have to understand and respect.

9. What’s next for One Day At A Time?

We are currently working on getting back in the studio to record our second EP. We are trying to play as much as we possibly can in the meantime. We would also love to tour in the not so distant future.

10. Any shoutouts?

To our fans and friends who come out to every show and support us, we are incredibly grateful for your continued love and support! And to a few of our closest, Stay Salty!