Dayseam
Gig Seeker Pro

Dayseam

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Acoustic

Calendar

This band hasn't logged any future gigs

This band hasn't logged any past gigs

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

Press


"Up Close And Acoustic with Dayseam"

Dayseam is a rock band from the Philadelphia area that has a clear vision when it comes to making music. It's not just that they create good music, it's that the band members share a musical idea, ethic, and philosophy about the creation of that music. - Charilie Silvestri - The WALL Rock Radio


"Photopass Underdog Artist to Watch"

Dayseam was featured in the September 2012 issue of "Photopass Magazine". - Photopass Magazine


"Ottoman Records Featured Artist: February 2013"

Congrats to Dayseam! They're an indie alternative rock band from Philly with amazing songwriting, vocals, and killer guitar work. - Ottoman Records


"Dayseam @ Dobb's"

"Dayseam -awesome set at Dobbs, as always hugely underrated band!! Incredible song writing, killer vocals and guitar work ... Love this band!" - Double V Bookings


"Street Sounds: Dayseam"

It’s been a complicated few years for Dayseam. With lost relationships, changes to the band’s lineup and a surplus of musical experimentation, there have been, to say the least, ups and downs.
Lead guitarist Ehsan Ahmed attributes the formation of the band to the need for something to be inspired by, or a “pursuit of something deeper.” Often compared to other hard-edged rock groups such as Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins and Silversun Pickups, Dayseam was established with a desire to not be taken too seriously, but still become a reflection of the band members themselves. In return, their music becomes deeply personal songs based on their own experiences.
The band’s members reign from as far as Queens, N.Y. and Chicago but call Philadelphia their place to perform, live and work. The Temple News talked with Ahmad and Steve Mroozian, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player, about Philly’s influence on the band, their new album, “Cautiously Optimistic”, and who they dream of sharing a stage with.
TTN: How did you come up with the name Dayseam for your band?
Ehsan Ahmed: We were looking to make a choice and hadn’t decided on a band name. On one hand we wanted it to mean something, but on the other hand names don’t matter. Steve and I were working then for a Fortune 500 company and were just going through our days. Has there ever been a point in a day when you go through the existence you created for yourself when you’re meant for something more? [Our name is] kind of that hopeful eye, or something you aspire for. A pocket or seam in a day with little lights [of hope].
TTN: How does the Philly music scene influence your band?
EA: Philly gets a bad rap for being a little angry, but there’s also a great positive vibe here. Philly’s musical scene has a lot of new and original bands and there is a hunger out there to be part of that niche.
Steve Mroozian: One of the best things about Philly is proximity, and how you can get to so many great places in an hour.
TTN: How did you go about creating “Cautiously Optimistic?”
SM: We spent a long time working on that and it took two years to finish. It was a process of our trials and tribulations. The relationships we were in deteriorated as music became [an important] part of our lives and girls resented that fact. It was about finding new beginnings, getting out there and finding new music.
TTN: If each of you could have Dayseam open for any band, dead or alive, who would it be?
SM: Metric, because I want to meet [lead singer] Emily Haines or Kings of Lion because I want to drink whiskey with Caleb [Followill].
EA: It’s hard to say if it would be an indie band because I love them or a bigger band but, [I’ll go with] the Shout Out Louds or Sound Garden because I love Chris Cornell. Well, I’d love to open for Tool but we’d probably get murdered.
Danielle Miess can be reached at danielle.miess@temple.edu. - The Temple News


Discography

Dayseam - Early Applause - EP
Dayseam - Mission Manhattan (Live in NYC)
Dayseam - Cautiously Optimistic

Photos

Bio

Dayseam is an independent alternative rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band formed in early 2008 with the goal of creating authentic compositions to connect their inner ruminations with the universal truths of a human experience. Described as a hugely underrated band by Vince Volz of Double V Bookings and DTV Productions, their incredible songwriting, guitar work, and killer vocals serve as a musical medium that translates reflection into a collective, organic encounter with awareness.

In August of 2012, the band will begin crafting their third studio record at The Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, NJ with owner/engineer Dave Downham. Poised to release ten new songs in the Summer of 2013 to a rapidly growing fan base, the band has enlisted the help of Monster Entertainment and Isaac Gordon to spearhead the effort. Currently being featured in Photopass Magazine as an underdog artist to watch, the band continues to lay the groundwork for a successful third studio album release.

Ehsan Ahmad (lead guitar) and Steve Mroozian (guitars, vocals) quickly found a common narrative in the most unlikely of places in late 2007. Striking up a working relationship centered on creating powerful arrangements, the two artists have over forty cataloged works and two studio albums to their credit. Drawing from a collection of influences with indie connotations, Dayseam personifies a panoramic rock sound resting on a bed of subtle melodic undertones. With a revolving supporting cast, the traditional four-piece rock outfit performs regularly at well renowned Philadelphia venues; The Northstar Bar, The Hard Rock Caf, and The Legendary Dobbs.