Based out of West Chester, PA, Penn State junior Mike D’Avella is making noise with the release of his debut EP, entitled Late Nights.
Coming in hot at 5 tacks, the EP lasts just under 20 minutes and gives us a taste of D’Avella’s diverse musical talent, which expands well beyond the drum kit (he’s currently the drummer of State College alt rock band, The New Feel).
Songs such as “Ghosts” and “Best Part Yet” incorporate heartfelt lyrics that are complimented with satisfying productions and memorable melodies.
Writing for well over a year, D’Avella wanted to make sure his first ever solo project was released the right way, which is why along with five complete tracks, D’Avella announced that all of his earnings would go entirely to THON, Penn State’s 46-hour dance marathon that raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer, as well as providing emotional support for affected families. The fundraising for THON is year-long and culminates in the dance marathon, which is the also the largest student run philanthropy event in the world.
D’Avella’s contributions from the sales of Late Nights were a part of THON 2017’s grand total of $10,045,478.44. Future sales of the album will continue to go towards THON’s 2018 total.
Backed by singles “Ghosts” and “Street Signs”, you can stream the EP on Spotify above and if you like what you hear, you can support D’Avella’s passion and purchase it on iTunes here! (Reminder: All proceeds will continue to go towards THON, now going towards the 2018 total).
Late Nights Tracklist:
1). That’s Ur Queue, How U Feel (feat. Matt Fell & Queue)
2). Street Signs
4). Neolithic Age
5). Best Part Yet
*PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE D’AVELLA*