Band of the Month: DAIISTAR (September)

Band of the Month: DAIISTAR (September)
Band of the Month: DAIISTAR

Our featured band this month is Austin noise-pop/alt/shoegaze band DAIISTAR.

Made up of Alex Capistran (guitar/vocals), Nick Cornetti (drums), Misti Hamrick (bass) and Derek Strahan (keys), DAIISTAR formed in the spring of 2020, just weeks before the pandemic started.

The band released their debut single Tracemaker, in February this year, and two months later they signed with the UK label FuzzClub. The highly -anticipated debut album ‘Good Time‘, produced by Alex Maas of The Black Angels and engineered by James Petralli of White Denim, is out on September 8th. Grab it here.

Creating a narcotic blend of noise and melody, the band takes their inspiration from the neo-psychedelic era of the 80s and 90s (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spaceman 3, Primal Scream), and pulls it into the future with modulating synthesisers, heavy guitars, bouncing bass lines, and spiralling hooks.


  • Alex Capistran – Guitar/Vocals
  • Nick Cornetti – Drums
  • Misti Hamrick – Bass
  • Derek Strahan – Keys

More Info:

Website, FacebookInstagramBandcamp

DAIISTAR Upcoming Live Shows

23 Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas (Album Release Show)***
24 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger (Album Release Show)***

6 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater*
7 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole*
8 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s*
9 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park*
10 Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether (Daze In The City)*
11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House (Daze In The City)*
12 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room (Daze In The City)**
13 Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether (Daze In The City)**
25 Dallas, TX – Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ*
Nov 3,4 – Seattle, WA – Seattle Freakout Fest

*= w/ The Black Angels and The Dandy Warhols
**= w/ Ulrika Spacek and Holy Wave
***= w/ Night Beats

Photo credit: Janelle Abed