Album Reviews

Every Sun, Every Moon
I'm Glad It's You Every Sun Every Moon Punk Rock Theory
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Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 14:14
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While on tour back in 2017, Redlands, California’s I’m Glad It’s You got into a van accident. It left the band with minor injuries, but claimed the life of their friend and concert videographer, Chris Avis. They canceled the rest of the tour, took a year to recover from the blow and then started to work on what would become ‘Every Sun, Every Moon’. 

I’m Glad It’s You ended up with an album’s worth of material that not only helped them work their way through their grief, but which even more so celebrates the positive impact their friend had on their lives. The album, recorded with J. Robbins (Promise Ring, Against Me, Jimmy Eat World), is a collection of cathartic and highly melodic emo songs that shimmer one second and shine brightly the next. And whether it’s the piano-driven instrumental opener, the warm, exuberant tones of ‘Big Sound’ or the more introvert ‘The Things I Never Said,’ there is no way this album won’t get to you. Maybe never more than with ‘Lost My Voice,’ which packs with the heartbreaking line‘The joy and grief covered up by the guilt in between / So when it all comes out, it's how come him and why not me?’

 

Track listing:

  1. Desert Days
  2. Big Sound    
  3. Ordinary Pain
  4. Lost My Voice
  5. The Things I Never Said
  6. Death is Close
  7. Silent Ceremony
  8. Lazarus
  9. The Silver Cord
  10. Myths    
  11. Every Sun, Every Moon