Brand New Day: “In a world of increasing inconsequence and inanity, here
comes Marc Platt reminding us why music matters so much. Now more than
ever we hunger for the kind of music he makes: songs with melodies as
luminous and lingering as his lyrics are incisive and inspirational; songs of
grace & outrage, turbulence & redemption. He’s a true tunesmith, a man who
knows how to craft a melody with spark and flair, inventing tunes to touch
the heart and lift the spirit, and always matched to words that go against the
grain of these tangential times to speak with a beautiful clarity about being
human in modern times. The man has been great for many years, and –
remarkably – is growing ever greater.”

Paul Zollo: Senior Editor, American Songwriter Magazine

Often times, acoustic folk tunes can get boring fast over the length of an album. A songwriter’s style and vocals tend to vary only so much and song after song starts to wear on you. This is not the case on Brand New Day. Platt shows that he is not only a gifted musician, but he is capable of writing well-crafted songs that span and bend the genre to keep his album refreshing from track to track. Not only are these melodies filled with some splendid guitar playing, but the additions of harmonica, fiddles, mandolins, and harmonies add enjoyable dimensions to the tunes.
Kevin Kozel - Sr. MuzikReviews.com Staff

Over the course of 35 years as both a solo performer and as frontman for 1980s power/pop band the Real Impossibles, Marc Platt has seen and done it all. Latest effort “Brand New Day” finds the talented singer/songwriter dabbling in contemporary folk as he tackles subject matter like patriotism, ageism, the American prison system and treatment of war veterans. Though topical, Platt is never too preachy and he scores with “Nick Drake,” “No Damn Justice,” “Best in America,” “Nine Long Years” and “This Way to War.” Good stuff.
Jeffrey Sisk - Pittsburgh Tribune (Oct 22, 2013)

 

                           Brand New Day on ITunes              Brand New Day on Amazon

 "Brand New Day" (Contemporary Folk Songs)

1.             Brand New Day (Platt)                                            

2.             Nick Drake (Platt)

3.             The Old Man (Platt)

4.             No Damn Justice (Platt)

5.             Best In America (Platt)*

6.             Last Train Ride To Glory (Platt)

7.             Nine Long Years (Platt)

8.             Greatest Price (Platt)* 

9.             This Way To War (Platt)

10.           Hard (Platt)

Samples

"Nine Long Years YouTube Video"

BFM Digital Press Release

Credits and Lyrics Booklet

Brand New day Facebook Page

Video for Best In America"

 Produced by Marc Platt & Matt Kabus*
 Mastered by Matt Kabus
 Musicians:  Marc Platt: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Shaker, Mandolin, Vocals, Keyboards
 Matt Kabus: Bass & Percussion, vocals "Best in America" & "Greatest Price"
 Don Teschner: All Fiddles & Mando on "Brand New Day" ,
 Kevin Laurence: Vocals on "Best In America"
 & Carey Appel: Harmony on "Last Train Ride To Glory"
 Artwork: George Matzkov
Thanks: Karen Sternfeld, Geneva Wasserman, George Matzkov, Jon PLatt & Steve Corn.

 © 2013 Marc Platt Impossiblesongs, BMI

 © 2013 Platt Attack Records , distribution: BFM Digital        Contact Marc Platt: rotn60@aol.com

Press:
Huffington Post Article: Bennet Kelley
"Fortunately, the victims have something that Yaz, Bird or Brady never had -- a nation eager to help. People like Marc Platt, a Los Angeles performer who was so moved by the fact that Bostonians' first instinct was to run towards the victims and not away from the blast that he wrote a song -- "The Best in America."

Hollywood Journal Article