Today Was Yesterday release new track with Alex Lifeson


Today Was Yesterday and Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group have released a second reveal from the duo’s self-titled debut studio album coming February 23.

Ty Dennis shares, "’A Louder Silence’ is my favorite track off the record. For me, this song is a great representation of our sound as a band. Like all great songs, this track has an impact that has the listener taking the journey with us through delicate intros, through melodic verses and powerful choruses, and it's rounded out by an incredible, out of this world guitar performance from Alex Lifeson." Angelo Barbera offers, “’A Louder Silence’ deals in today’s mindsets of opinion narratives over facts in politics, medical, romance, or any topic via social media. The shaping of minds to be fooled by opinion narratives and not facts; your basically saying words without saying anything that’s factual.”

Today Was Yesterday, with its 2 core band members and multi-instrumentalists Ty Dennis and Angelo Barbera, is on a mission to create timeless music that transcends genres and generations. The aptly-named powerhouse rock duo’s self-titled debut is an imaginative, 10-song collection of prime modern classic rock, featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Alex Lifeson of Rush and Robby Krieger of The Doors as guest guitarists.

Today Was Yesterday writes adventurous and smart pop-rock spiritually aligned with NIN, Japan and David Sylvian, Genesis and Peter Gabriel, Tears For Fears, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, and Rush. Its first album features intricate but catchy compositions replete with thrilling virtuosic musical passages, art-rock soundscapes, and meticulous production. Lyrically and conceptually, Today Was Yesterday specialize in the type of metaphorical and poetic lyrics favored by artists such as Genesis, Peter Gabriel, and Rush.

Ty had been in house bands for all-star concerts in which Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson was a special guest. In 2022, Ty gave Alex a lift back to his hotel from a club, and Ty played Alex some Today Was Yesterday songs. “Alex said ‘I am so impressed by what you’re doing, I’d love to be a part of it, if you ever want guitar, but don’t feel obligated,’” Ty recalls. “I couldn’t believe it!” Alex ended up playing on 6 of the album’s 10 tracks.

They have previously revealed the lead single, “Grace.” The song features guitarist Alex Lifeson, and it is a moody and imaginatively-arranged rocker that evokes 1970s prog-rock and Physical Graffiti-era Led Zeppelin. Lyrically, the song is about the fentanyl epidemic, and features some of Angelo’s most emotionally direct lyrics, including: “Swallowed addictions paid in souls/Timeless Crimes That Go Raging By.