Name: Daymoths
From: Saint Paul, MN
Members: Emily Dantuma (piano, organ, keyboard, vocals), Ollie Dodge (drums, vocals)
RIYL: Portishead, St Vincent, Blonde Redhead, Kate Bush, Metric




Terrible Beauty
forthcoming full length (2013)

Thank You
Back In Time (2011)

Back In Time
Back In Time (2011)

Light Til Dark
Back In Time (2011)

St. Paul indie-pop duo Daymoths have had a busy year touring in support of their debut album Back In Time, which was recorded at Tiger Tiger Studios by Dove Foster-Dewy, mixed at Old Blackberry Way by Neil Weir, and mastered at Magneto Mastering by Dave Gardner. The album landed a spot on the City Pages Best Minnesota Albums of 2011 runner-up list and was added at over two dozen CMJ-reporting radio stations, and which earned them a number of radio in-studios, including one at Radio K. The band has spent the past six weeks writing new songs for their follow-up release and have released a new video and mp3 for “Thank You”, the third single from their debut album Back In Time, as they hit the road for their summer tour with their new material before they go into the studio this fall.

Daymoths is comprised of Emily Dantuma (vocals/keyboards) and Ollie Dodge (drums/vocals). Dantuma and Dodge began making music together in the early 00’s in the band Vox Vermillion, which was signed to Atmosphere’s Women Records. Subsequent projects have found the married couple stretching out into experimental, noise rock, and even classical territory (Dantuma is also a classically-trained cellist and performs Bach Suites and original compositions as String Bikini) before focusing their collective energies into the measured and spacious sounds of Daymoths. This most recent endeavor in their careers has brought them to a stripped down sound – easy on the ears, but with hints of the edgy, experimental perspectives these two have become known for in larger bands throughout the past decade as members of Vox Vermillion, Company Inc., and Mr. Mustachio. Sentimental but not overly fluffed or cheesed out, solid groovable beats hold down driving piano riffs and meaty organ tones while Dantuma’s sweet serenade becomes a siren’s wail at just the right moment.

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Back In Time (2011)(one sheet)
Daymoths EP (2010)

Jan. 11: Iowa City, IA – The Mill
Jan. 12: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Jan. 13: Omaha, NE – Sidedoor
Jan. 14: Lincoln, NE – Knickerbockers
Jan. 17: Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
Jan. 18: Kansas City, MO – RecordBar
Jan. 20: St. Louis, MO – Crack Fox
Jan. 21: Fort Smith, AR – Paradygm Shyft
Jan. 22: Tulsa, OK – The Soundpony
Jan. 27: New Orleans, LA – All Ways Lounge
Jan. 28: Mobile, AL – Blind Mule
Feb. 3: Gainesville, FL – The Laboratory
Feb. 4: Tampa, FL – Yeoman’s
Feb. 8: Miami, FL – Churchill’s
Feb. 10: Delray Beach, FL – Dada
Feb. 11: Lake Worth, FL – Speakeasy Lounge
Feb. 22: Miami – Luna Star Cafe
Mar. 1: Orlando, FL – Stardust Coffee
Mar. 3: Jacksonville, FL – Phoenix Taproom
Mar. 6: Savannah, GA – The Wormhole
Mar. 10: Carrollton, GA – Alley Cat
Mar. 14: Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
Mar. 16: Knoxville, TN – Preservation Pub
Mar. 18: Nashville, TN – The National
Mar. 21: Saint Louis, MO – The Crack Fox
Mar. 22: Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
Mar. 24: Chicago, IL – Miska’s Liquors
Mar. 28: Lake Villa, IL – Swing State
Mar. 29: Milwaukee, WI – Up and Under Pub
Mar. 30: Osh Kosh, WI – The Reptile Palace
May 10: Des Moines, IA – The Gas Lamp
May 11: Omaha, NE – Barley St Tavern
May 12: Lincoln, NE – Knickerbockers
May 14: Kansas City, MO – recordBar
May 15: Columbia, MO – The Bridge
May 16: St. Louis, MO – Crack Fox
May 17: Chicago, IL – The Burlington
May 18: Milwaukee, WI – Franks Power Plant
May 19: Madison, WI – Dragonfly Lounge
May 20: Minneapolis, MN – Kitty Cat Klub
July 12: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
July 13: Omaha, NE – The Sidedoor
July 14: Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar
July 16: St. Louis, MO – Urban Lounge
July 17: Little Rock, AR – Dedicated Visual Arts Studio
July 18: New Orleans, LA – All Ways Lounge
July 20: Gainesville, FL – Mars Pub
July 21: Tampa, FL – Yeoman’s
July 23: Delray Beach, FL – Dada’s
July 24: Lake Worth, FL – Speak Easy
July 26: Orlando, FL – Stardust Video
July 27: Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
July 28: Savannah, GA – The Wormhole
July 29: Carrollton, GA – Alley Cat
July 30: Athens, GA – Go Bar
July 31: Augusta, GA – Soul Bar
Aug 1: Atlanta, GA – Eastside Lounge
Aug 3: Lexington, KY – Green Lantern
Aug 4: Chicago, IL – Kinzie Corridor Gallery/ The Arts of Life
Aug 5: Madison, WI – Dragonfly Lounge
Oct 17: St Louis, MO – Crack Fox
Oct 18: Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar
Oct 19: Lawrence, KS – Jackpot
Oct 20: Omaha, NE – Sidedoor
Oct 21: Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/1/2012: Indianapolis – Indy’s Jukebox
11/2/2012: Bloomington, IN – Bear’s Place
11/3/2012: Lexington – Al’s Bar
11/7/2012: Atlanta – Eastside Lounge
11/8/2012: Augusta – Soul Bar
11/9/2012: Athens – Go Bar
11/10/2012: Carrollton, GA – Alley Cat
11/13/2012: Savannah – The Wormhole
11/14/2012: Jacksonville – Burro Bar
11/15/2012: Orlando – Stardust Coffee & Video
11/16/2012: Lake Worth, FL – Propaganda
11/17/2012: Tampa – Yeoman’s
11/18/2012: Gainesville – TBA
11/22/2012: Columbia, MO – The Bridge
11/24/2012: Dubuque – TBA


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