REFINERY 29

Daisy the Great Explores the Ordinary in the Music Video for “Dips”

“ ‘I keep kissing the sweet in your lips/the salt at your hips/'cause you're taking dips in the water,’ the duo sings in harmony. Daisy The Great's sound is like Regina Spektor and The Moldy Peaches did a duet against a swelling, rousing orchestra…The video stars Brigette Lundy-Paine, star of Netflix's Atypicaldancing around a dimly lit room with a coat instead of an actual partner. She's reimagining a relationship, perhaps rebuilding something that wasn't there in the first place. In the absence of a long-term romance, the imagination can add some sumptuous flourishes….[Daisy the Great’s] music often begins tentative, building into something more aggressive. They're joining a larger chorus of female pop musicians that are leaning into anarchy and melancholia. Daisy's first single, "The Record Player Song" begins with just a few snaps and a statement: "I've got a record player that was made in 2014." Moments into the song, the duo lays it all on the table, singing, "Sometimes, I think all I'm ever doing is trying to convince myself I'm alive." Oh, shit.

— Rebecca Farley, Refinery 29 (read more)

NYLON MAGAZINE

Listen To The Premiere Of Daisy The Great’s Stunning New EP: ‘I’ve Got a Few Friends and I Wish They Were Mine’ should be heard right now

“Tucked within the rich harmonies and gorgeous, swelling instrumentation of Daisy the Great’s I’ve Got a Few Friends and I Wish They Were Mine are reflections about the grind of society and the struggles of contorting yourself to fit a world whose ideals you might not wholly accept. The EP, premiering right here on NYLON, is relatable for anyone who has ever pushed against the flow of life around them, or thought actively about their own self-invention as it was taking place….The EP is an inviting blend of folk, baroque pop, and indie rock, linked by Daisy’s theatricality, unique imagery, and ability to tell stories. It’s also connected by an experience most all of us share: the constantly shifting, equally demoralizing and invigorating quest for affirmation and acceptance.” — Grant Ridner, NYLON Magazine (read more)

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EDITOR’S PICKS: “I’M NOT GETTING ANY TALLER”

“What’s wonderful about Daisy the Great’s approach is that they adhere to no single sound and style. There are times on I’m Not Getting Any Taller where the music harkens back to the uptempo bounce of ’60s girl groups, but these are contrasted by the pop/rocker “Last Kisses” and again by bittersweet folk indulgences like “Famous.” My personal favorite continues to be “Dips,” an intimately poetic, slower folk song with a heartwarming message of longing and love.

Daisy the Great’s debut album is raw, DIY, and overwhelmingly fun! They approach their music with a lighthearted mentality, poking holes and sometimes taking true jabs while still emanating light…How many bands inject such intelligent lyrics into such frollicking melodies? Who knew folk would be so alive and thriving in 2019?!

Daisy the Great’s debut album is an expansive, lively indulgence of harmony. There’s something new around every corner of I’m Not Getting Any Taller, and for those fans of the sweet folk persuasion, Daisy the Great are definitely a new it band.”

— Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine (read more)

 

THE WILD HONEY PIE

Buzzing Daily Feature

“Brooklyn-based indie-pop band Daisy the Great recently released their debut EP “I’ve Got a Few Friends and I Wish They Were Mine” and we can’t get enough of these contagious melodies…We feel more free just listening to the funk-inspired bass riffs and the shimmering voices of this dynamic duo.  Their solid harmonies mixed with invigorating percussion will definitely leave you dancing and wanting more.”

— Kathryn Brooks, The Wild Honey Pie (read more)

 

THE NEW STAND

Daisy the Great Knows That It’s Cool to Care

“The band zooms in: on their emotions, on their surroundings, and on themselves. They sing about messing up while dying your hair, having a garage sale at a childhood home, and “validationships.” With lines like “I don’t really love you, I just said that for a change of pace” there’s something straddling the line between earnestness and humor, sentiment and specificity in every Daisy the Great lyric…Every live performance is a little different — trust me, I’ve seen at least half a dozen — but they aim to end every show in the same place: joy.”

— Kyla Bills, The New Stand (read more)

 

ALL THINGS GO

“The Record Player Song” Feature

“Daisy the Great’s debut single “The Record Player Song” is brilliantly executed minimalism. It bounces, almost formless, through a maze of female voices; tangential leaps always returning to center.”

— Matt Clibanoff, All Things Go