Daysleeper

Daysleeper

 Miami, Florida, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Daysleeper is infiltrating the Miami indie music scene with intimately heartfelt performances of post-punk and lo-fi sounds featuring a double-bass/synth set-up.

Biography

Daysleeper is a band that formed late 2008 in Miami, FL by Alfred von Blume (Bass, Lead Vocals) and Emery Cowan (Keyboards, Vocals), who have collaborated on various musical projects since 1999. The two were later joined by Jackie Ransom (Bass, Vocals) and Will Roman (Drums). The focus of this new project is musical simplicity, distinction, and substance.

Genres describing their music range from post-punk to ambient to indie rock. Daysleeper’s influence comes from a wide range of musicians, many of whom combine ambient and minimalist tones with post-punk sounds. Daysleeper distinguish themselves through their oblique lyrics and unconventional song structures. Daysleeper defines their style through the combination of melodic bass lines with analog effects, classical piano, synthesizers, and a blend of post-punk and metal drumming.

Following many great performances around South Florida, Daysleeper is looking to expand their reach to other states and national festivals. They have been featured in a variety of regional newspapers and online music blogs.

Lyrics

For Tents and Starry Skies

Written By: Emery Cowan & Alfredo Blume


Uneven pages lie within my grasp
And even more uneven lines
I can clearly see
Saturated lives of sulfured eyes
It’s a blend of thick and thin
When we can’t tell which wins

And then it’s over too soon
So the sounds continue, restlessness wanders
Inside the room we sleep
And don’t know its there
Infatuated with what we think should be there
So pages turn and lives burn
Fearing the eraser’s wrath
To think of what could have been

And I don’t know what to do
Guessing with a pencil in hand
Guessing with a pencil in hand
To make it up as I go along
And do not care

Regardless of what tears we cry
Regardless of where sadness lies

It’s this game we play pretending hearts glow
Trying not to show
It’s always a blank page that we want…

And I don’t know what to do
Guessing with a pencil in hand
Guessing with a pencil in hand
To make it up as I go along
And do not care

Regardless of what tears we cry
Regardless of where sadness lies
Regardless what tears we cry
Regardless of where sadness lies
Regardless of what tears we cry
Regardless of the tears we cry

Regardless of tears.

Crawl

Written By: Emery Cowan & Alfredo Blume

We can’t breathe

It’s beautiful

We’re trapped inside our box of thoughts

Compulsive and in love with the voices inside

Can you hear them?

They seem to crawl at us

We can’t breathe

It’s beautiful

We’re trapped inside our box of thoughts

Compulsive and in love with the voices inside

Can you hear them? They seem to crawl at us

Everyone must go someday

We are all alone in the hall

Everyone departs

We contemplate required subjugation

Let me go to hell the way I want to

Let us breathe the burn

Let us breathe the burn

Let me go to hell the way I want to

Let me go to hell the way I want to

Let us breathe the burn

Let us breathe the burn.

Discography

Daysleeper finalized their first EP titled “Blazing Automatics”, released on December 21, 2010 and licensed through BMI. The EP is now available for purchase through iTunes and other online retailers.

Set List

30-45 minute set (more if required); 7-8 songs per set