Daiistar Announce Debut Album ‘Good Time’, Air “Star Starter”

Daiistar Announce Debut Album 'Good Time', Air "Star Starter"

Austin noise-pop/alt/shoegaze band Daiistar have announced the release of their debut full-length album ‘Good Time‘ and have shared their new single and video “Star Starter“.

The album, due out September 8th via Fuzz Club, arrives off the back of their debut single “Tracemaker” and newly-announced US tour dates with The Black Angels and The Dandy Warhols. Pre-order 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 and pulls it into the future with modulating synthesisers, heavy guitars, bouncing bass lines, and spiralling hooks. ‘Good Time’ was produced by The Black Angels’ Alex Maas and engineered by James Petralli of White Denim.

Commenting on the new single, DAIISTAR’s Alex Capistran writes:

“I was messing with some congas on logic and accidentally dropped them into a track with a synthesiser plugin. When I played it back it sounded great and thought it was perfect for Star Starter, so I moved it into key and that’s how the intro came to be. Kind of a serendipitous moment. Another good memory I have from those sessions is of Cornetti going full speed on tambourine for a few takes, it was a marathon and quite entertaining to watch. We enjoyed making this song and we’re happy to finally share it.”

On their incoming debut, Capistran adds: “To us these songs were a glimmer of light. Starting a band at the peak of the pandemic to some might seem ill timed, but to us it was a way to escape for a moment. There was something to look forward to and we kept our heads in the future. These songs guided us through some dark times and hopefully they can do the same for you. GOOD TIME is here.”

Check out the album’s tracklist and watch the video for “Star Starter“, below.

Daiistar ‘Good Time’ Tracklist:
  1. Star Starter
  3. Repeater
  4. Tracemaker
  5. Purified
  6. Say It To Me
  7. Parallel
  8. Speed Jesus
  9. Heathens Gate
  10. Velvet Reality

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.

DAIISTAR Upcoming Shows

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
11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
25 Dallas, TX – Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ

Photo credit: Janelle Abed