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Spring Update / Vinyl Selloff

Certainly has been a while since I’ve added anything to the blog…no interviews…no tour stories…last update was some shots from our recording time in California. Have had a few people contact me concerned that the blog was done, and I explained to them that I’ve had to put my focus towards Such Gold’s touring schedule, … Continue reading

Media: January 2012 Photos

January has certainly been a busy month for me and the rest of the Such Gold guys…driving cross country to record with producer Steve Evetts, countless hours tracking in the studio, etc. Regardless we’ve had a lot of fun here in California, and although like an idiot I left my camera at home, I was … Continue reading

Interview: Tim Landers (Transit)

It’s no secret that I’ve been a fan of Transit’s for years; I first discovered them with the release their debut EP, “Let It Out”. The record re-ignited my love of pop-punk and formed the creative spark that led me to write the very first Such Gold demos. When Such Gold began to take off … Continue reading

Interview: Kevin Mahoney (Hit The Lights)

While we watch the rest of the music industry struggle to stay alive and relevant, there’s this resurgence of punk bands that don’t care what label they’re on our what their sales are and just want to make good records and play for their friends. For as long as I can remember, Kevin Mahoney has … Continue reading

Tour Stories: Such Gold in Toronto

I recently finished up a road blog from the Such Gold tour with Living With Lions in Canada for Property Of Zack, and I’d like to post an excerpt from part two of the blog with some pictures that I took. Part one of the blog can be viewed here and the full second part … Continue reading

Interview: Brian Kraus

Well it’s been a slow process trying to put together content for the blog, but I’m happy to kick things off with an interview with my friend Brian Kraus. Brian is the frontman of the Upstate NY band Casting Curses, a contributor to AltPress.com, and is working on an Upstate NY hardcore/punk compilation. Here’s what … Continue reading

AP.Net “Absolute Beginnings” Feature

Alex from AP.Net asked me to do a piece for their “Absolute Beginnings” feature, where band members share some insight into a record which greatly influenced their music tastes – check out my thoughts on how Saves The Day’s “Through Being Cool” influenced me, as well as responses from Anthony from Bayside, Chuck from Hot … Continue reading


I’d like to officially welcome everyone to the launch of this blog – please take the time to read the first post, “An Introduction”, as well as the story I posted in the Tour Stories category regarding Such Gold’s tour in Australia. Make sure to like/follow/what-have-you Long Days, Long Nights on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, … Continue reading

Tour Stories: Such Gold World Tour

To kick of the blog I figured I would post an excerpt from the Such Gold road blog I wrote for PropertyOfZack.com. The entry highlights our last day in the US before embarking on our world tour, the flight to Australia, the first few days of our Australian tour with No Trigger, and features pictures … Continue reading

An Introduction

  Hey there – I’d like to introduce myself and this blog to the world. My name is Nate Derby – I play guitar and tour extensively with the Rochester, NY pop-punk/hardcore band Such Gold. I’m currently 22 years old, and have toured in bands on and off since 2005, with the bulk of my … Continue reading