By John Vettese

Graduation Speech | photo courtesy of the artist

We know Kevin Day, first and foremost, as the frontperson of the South Jersey pop-punk trio Aspiga — where the volume is high, the hooks are plentiful and his vocal delivery is a rip-roaring howl. But like most music consumers (and humans in general), Day doesn’t just operate on one energy level where it’s maximal blast at all times. Enter his new project Graduation Speech. It’s acoustic and toned down, melodic and sensitive, very much in the vein of The Weakerthans, Dashboard Confessional, and Chuck Ragan’s late aughts revival tour.

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