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Daffodil (2003): Self Titled 3-song demo (mastered by Dream Theater producer David Prater)

Daffodil Live at Momo's Club
(2003 - Engineered and Mixed by Dream Theater producer David Prater)

Daffodil Live at The Saxon Pub (2004)

(in production)



Daffodil effortlessly zeroes in, makes a b-line for, and repeatedly pokes the musical love button with huge walls of heavy guitars and smooth, genius power riffs. Sickeningly deep drum pockets coupled with resolute counterpoint bass lines can't help but tickle the pleasure centers at the core of one's soul, and the atmospheric allusion is a soothing balm for sore ears. The sweet and haunting vocals are a divine chorus poised on high to sing praises to the God of Rock, while the lush harmonies bless the humanity from which all earthly music flows.

Daffodil's Metal-inspired groove rock is reminiscent of Rush, King's X, Deftones, Foo Fighters, The Catherine Wheel, Smashing Pumpkins, and Stone Temple Pilots. Other babies include The Cure, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Def Leppard, Jeff Buckley, Metallica, Yes, Radiohead, Alice In Chains, The Police, and U2. This rich set of influences dusted with a penchant for Pop radio overtones and artfully crafted songs makes Daffodil right at home with a wide range of music lovers, even while secretly schooling their palates in a more refined melodic and arrangement sensibility.

Daffodil was formed in Austin, Texas in 1999 by guitarist/songwriter and New Mexico native Upton Ethelbah. Ethelbah enlisted the help of studio pro Roger Glenn on drums and talented, budding musician Scott Atkins on guitar and harmonies. Upton assumed live bass duties and Daffodil wrote, recorded and gigged as a power trio for the next 4 years. In 2004, Daffodil went on hiatus while the band members spent some time nurturing the other facets of their lives.

With the addition of longtime friend and fellow songwriter Patrick Andrews on bass in late 2007, the Daffodil fire has been rekindled and rehearsals have begun in preparation for another slew of live shows.

Oecumene, Daffodil's first full-length album is in currently in production with Austin producer/engineer Danny Stapleton.