daphne tunes

daphne tunes

credit: Pooneh Ghana

Daphne Tunes is the mixed-fi musical project of Austin songwriter Santiago RD with the assistance of Sam Houdek, Andrew Stevens, Peter Shults, & Josh Halpern (members of Why Bonnie, Lomelda, Hovvdy, & others). Drawing inspiration from slow Sunday mornings and cloudy skies, they make mellow guitar-pop with warm, lived-in arrangements - perfect for a long drive or a relaxed afternoon. Their first record, Volume 1 was self-released in 2018 to wide praise throughout Texas and beyond.

Their followup, Volume 2 is a warm, 26-minute tribute to self-love and honesty. RD's soft, winsome vocals cover topics from regained relationships to newly found identities, sung over dynamic, winding instrumentation. Engineered and produced by Daniel McNeill throughout the winter & spring of 2019 in Austin, TX, the record also features tracks with fellow Texas-based songwriters Hannah Read (Lomelda) and Laura Colwell (Sun June).

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Other Artists to Tour With, Booking Agent - US, Booking Agent - UK/Europe, Booking Agent - Worldwide, PR/Publicity Agency

Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Indie Pop
From: Austin, TX