Dave Einmo: Supreme Chancellor of Seattle dance-pop. The guitarist/production wiz behind Head Like A Kite, Einmo has a knack for catchy little melodies and quietly complex dance songs. Here is an example.
As Gwendolyn reported last August, he's also apparently been recording with Smoosh-leader Asya de Saavedra--who had previously appeared on a number of HLAK jams--under the name Daydream Vacation, and they've proved to be an effective duo. (Plus Akimbo's/Sandrider's Nat Damm is drumming for them live; how can you go wrong there?) They've actually been teasing us along with songs since last summer--infectious, fun little songs--and have now released their first video via IFC for a song called "Clever Is Not My Best Excuse". (Official diagnosis: The refrain "I just want to make it up to you" gets a little old, especially after Einmo scrawls it on a chalkboard, but overall, the song's another plus.) They've also announced a Kickstarter campaign that will hopefully, according to Einmo's Facebook page, "Help [them] finish the mixing of [their] debut," which is an album called Dare Seize the Fire (out June 19th). Nobody wants an unmixed record!