New Music Preview: Daydream Vacation – ‘Dare Seize The Fire’ (Video)

By Timmy Held

Daydream Vacation is somewhat of a Seattle supergroup. Consisting of singer, guitarist, keyboardist, and producer Dave Einmo (Head Like a Kite), vocalist Asy de Saavedra (Smoosh) and drummer Nat Damm (Akimbo and Sandrider) – DDV releases into the ether an expansive concoction of popular music elements.

Much like the previous releases from HLAK, Dare Seize The Fire is masterfully produced and is a prime example of the perfect summer record. The production value is matched only by Einmo’s ability to borrow from a plethoric pool of musical styles while keeping the body of work centralized around a pop theme. Damm’s persistent driving grooves, accompanied by Asy’s velvety vocal timbre and ear-catching melodies, are the cherry on top of this delicious album that will remind you of Summer 2012 forever.

Notable Tracks: Dare Seize The Fire, Clever’s Not My Best Excuse, Feeling That I’m Floating

Make sure to catch DDV’s CD release party at The Crocodile, Saturday, June 23rd.

Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician. He is the founder of SMI and drives the creative look, feel and branding for the publication. His years of writing, arranging, and performing live music in a variety of genres inform his ability to communicate the message and the mechanics of music. Roth’s work on SMI reflects his philosophy that music is the universal language, and builds community. He believes it has the power to unite people of every race, religion, gender, and persuasion.