Premiere: Daphne Tunes "Thinkin on a Mem"
Daphne Tunes' brand new single, “Thinkin on a Mem” is a 2.5 minute road jam, filled with warm, nostalgic vocal melodies over driving, steely-dan-inspired guitars and airtight drum beats. It's an ode to late summer nights, winding through familiar neighborhood streets with a newfound love, watching the sprinklers fly by, not a worry in your head. This is the final single ahead of their upcoming release on October 4th and you can check out the other singles, "Always Been Hugh" and "Signal" now on any major streaming platform.
Daphne Tunes is the mixed-fi musical project of Austin songwriter Santiago RD with the help of Sam Houdek, Andrew Stevens, Peter Shults, & Josh Halpern. Drawing inspiration from slow Sunday mornings and cloudy skies, they make mellow guitar-pop with warm, lived-in arrangements - perfect for a long drive or a relaxed afternoon. Their first record, Volume 1 was self-released in 2018 to wide praise throughout Texas and beyond.
Their followup, Volume 2 is a warm, 26-minute tribute to self-love and honesty. RD's soft, winsome vocals cover topics from regained relationships to newly found identities, sung over dynamic, winding instrumentation. Engineered and produced by Daniel McNeill throughout the winter & spring of 2019 in Austin, TX, the record also features tracks with fellow Texas-based songwriters Hannah Read (Lomelda) and Laura Colwell (Sun June).