Second Dan


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Indie-rockers SECOND DAN landed in New York City after being born in the Land Downunder. Since their arrival, they have been wowing local audiences with their tunes and high powered lives shows.

“Bringing Down Goliath" is the debut album from New York City based indie-rockers, Second Dan. The album doesn't just have good songs, they have the potential to be anthems. Like hearing U2 for the first time in the early 80's, Second Dan's album captures that mixture of intelligent songwriting with infectious music reminiscent of The Replacements with a nod to Brit-pop Oasis and early Radiohead.

In a short time in New York City, the band has sold out the Mercury Lounge, Living Room and Arlenes’ Grocery - earning them supports slots at Bowery Ballroom with The Lemonheads and Irving Plaza. The band has also become regulars on the festival circuit at CMJ, SXSW and WE FEST.

The band is fronted by Australian-born Dan Rosen, who de-camped to the USA a couple years back after achieving critical acclaim for his debut EPs back in his homeland (including being selected as the winner of Unearthed, the prestigious award from national radio station Triple J, which started the careers of Silverchair and Missy Higgins). It was in New York’s famed East Village that he found himself a home, a new muse, and a collection of inspiring musicians that form the heart and soul of Second Dan – the Southern Gentleman on bass Daniel Reisbick, on drums Sonny Ratcliff hailing from the mountains of Virginia and channeling the ghosts of Keith Moon, and the urban cool of native New Yorker Adam Wolfe Lerner.

Together they began honing Dan's songs with regular gigs around Lower East Side of Manhattan and Brooklyn, soon playing to packed houses and earning a passionate live following, as it is live that the true nature of this band can be discovered.

It was these songs that form the basis of "Goliath". With the songs roadtested, the band entered the studio with renowned Australian producer Andy Baldwin (Rage Against Machine, Morcheeba, The Cat Empire) who guided the band over sessions in New York (at Smashing Pumpkin's James Iha Stratosphere Studios) and Melbourne, Australia.

The songs on the album touch on the big issues ... personal love and loss in "Forget to Remember" and "I Met a Girl", as well as the global challenges in songs "The Elephant Fell To Earth" and "Running Out of Feelings". But like Goliath himself, our problems can be overcome and conquered.

The songs have garnered the band attention of MTV with the singles “Running Out of Feelings” and “Forget to Remember” appearing on the hit MTV shows “The Hills” and “Life of Ryan”.

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