Nashville, Tennessee’s Daisyhead are preparing for their latest release on Spartan Records: a four-song 7” EP titled “I Couldn’t Face You.” Now, if you are familiar with Daisyhead’s music, you know well that they possess their very own take on the fringe rock sound. Rather, it is a fairly even blending of indie rock, emo and post-hardcore, with a little something else that hearkens back to the Revelation Bands between the mid-‘90s to early 2000s, almost as if Sensefield, Gracer and Texas is the Reason got together to write and record some songs together.
When I played Daisyhead's "I Couldn't Face You" EP for the first time, upon hearing the opening choppy guitar strokes, harmonics, and then a briefly sustained chord, as well as some tom-to-snare drumming, I was instantly reminded of the New York post-hardcore band Quicksand, but that's pretty much where the similarity ended. And while there are several other comparisons that can be drawn, Daisyhead’s sound has a little something else that one simply cannot put one's finger on...or rather, something I couldn't quite put my finger on. But that's just part of what makes their music so appealing.
With a tracklist like Numbing Truth, Sun, I Couldn’t Face You, What’s Done Is Done, there seems to be somewhat of a theme to this release, making it a rather cohesive endeavor. And while Daiyhead’s “I Couldn’t Face You” is only one of a handful of worthwhile 7” EPs scheduled for release on November 5, 2013, it is one of the releases to watch and listen for.