In 2015, five ambitious guys that didn’t know one another out of the same high school, crossed paths to a brighter horizon only to unify them into a new musical direction. Previously performing in other Indie bands within the Inland Empire, Eli DeLeon, Edwin Robles, Justin Barner (JB), Nick Chiprez and Adrian Chiprez came together and viewed their communal love for music as their only way of personal escapism from the notoriety their hometown of San Bernardino had always wrongfully received. Finding a deeper connection to one another quicker than imagined, the new friends discovered the truth they were all in need of within the conception known as Daise. Once establishing their distinct collective, Eli, Edwin, JB, Nick and Adrian were reawakened with the ideas that we're being brought into the Daise moniker. As the five guys grew, both musically and personally with one another, Daise’s sonic palette started to take on a different form. Exploring the realms of ominous dream-pop as their backdrop, the band had this monumental shift into ethereal Indie-Rock that felt like home for them, and after all, home is where the music is.
At first glance under the microscope, Daise’s unified resonance draws influences from 80’s jangly-pop heroes, The Smiths, to the darkly sweet contemporary sounds of Indie heavyweights Local Natives, Two Door Cinema Club, and Turnover to just name a few. Outside the spectrum of present and past music, Daise discovers great inspiration from the arts not only within their direct upbringings, but from the likes of Albert Camus’ “The Stranger” to John Green’s “Looking For Alaska” as well as the stories of Raymond Carver. However, while the band pays respect to both their peers and idols, their overall tone travels on a lane completely their very own, without a destination in mind, because only the journey is everlasting, after all.
February 18th, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) – Inland Empire dream-gaze darlings Daise return with the ethereal beauty of “Glass Mind.” On the gripping new track, the quintet harmoniously blends ruminative lyrics, pensive melodies, and transfixing guitars as if it was their own signature stomping ground. Drawing from personal aches, pains, and emotional distresses of fractured relationships and future uncertainties, Daise ascends their lyrical artistry. Emotionally stirring yet profoundly uplifting, Daise have perfected the art of balancing light and darkness—both necessary components in evolving mentally and spiritually.