Sirainen Jyka - Should Have Days [Digipak] | RECORD STORE DAY

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1. Leather Couch ; Cheap Guitar
2. Pretty Little Thing
3. Life Goes on
4. Whiskey Me ; You
5. Everybody Knows You Know
6. Should Have Days and Could Have Mad
7. 1-4-3
8. Bullets
9. Jack ; Coke
10. Taxmanian Devil
11. Woodworks

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Born and raised in a small town by a blue collar family. This has truly made me who I am - it defines the morals, the values, the integrity and passion for anything and everything I do. This upcoming album, Should Have Days - Could Have Mades, is a textbook example of the different phases I have experienced thus far, throughout my life - from picking up the guitar for the first time at the age of 7, to saying goodbye for the last time to his grandpa. Sadness, is something that seems undeniably linked to, and an important element of Country music as a genre. On the same hand, Finland seems like the kind of country that really captivates that kind of melancholia, that sadness, that woe. It's the kind of get home from a rough, no, miserable day-a day that lasts a lifetime-pour a whiskey and drown the hardships down kind of vibe that resonates so well with the underlying tones and melodies of a lot of Nashville's country. It comes as no surprise then to find that some of the most Nashville sounding country we have heard comes from Finland, from the lyrics, stylings, and voice of Jykä Sirainen. "Now that is country music boy!" - Peanut Montgomery "Country music has been here with me, since 1978 to be precise, when my mom introduced me to Merle Haggard's "Working Man Blues". I still vividly remember the first gig I had, it was the livingroom couch and under a floor lamp, my parents being there as my first audience - that's why the first song on the album is called "Leather Couch & Cheap Guitar". That's where it all started from." In contemporary musical terms, Finland most often conjures up images of metal, death metal, guitars, Norse god inspired noise, and big hair wrapped up in distortion and black clothes. That image, while true, might start to be changing a bit: "Coming from Finland, the country with the highest per capita measure of metal bands in the world, I naturally spent most of my musically active years of recording and touring as a bass player for hard rock bands, proudly carrying my super-long hair on my shoulders (maybe a few chips as well.) - all the while country music was pounding deeply in my heart, crying out like the Grand Ole Opry"."This is what we needed right now. Pour me up a whiskey and remember that LIFE GOES ON" - Roy Dickens