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