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Music / Days N' Daze

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Founding members Jesse Sendejas and Whitney Flynn

So call me anti-social, call it masturbation
Either way it’s a solo operation
I’m just far more comfortable alone
—"Misanthropic Drunken Loner"

Days N' Daze is a band from Houston, Texas that play a subgenre of Folk Punk they call "H-Town thrashgrass." Their lyrics often cover topics such as alcoholism, misanthropy, and nihilism.

Since its formation in 2008, the band has released eight studio albums:

  • We Never Said It Was Good (2008)
  • Perfectly Dysfunctional (2009)
  • Here Goes Nothin' (2010)
  • Ward Off the Vultures (2011)
  • The Oogle Deathmachine (2013)
  • Rogue Taxidermy (2013)
  • CRUSTFALL (2017)
  • Show Me the Blueprints. (2020)

The band provides examples of:

  • Added Alliterative Appeal:
    • Some members of the band made a video series of Dungeons & Dragons sessions, aptly called "Days N' Daze N' Dungeons N' Dragons," or DnDnDnD.
    • The title of "Dazed from the Dazzle of Decadence and Constantly Reminded of Death"

  • The Alcoholic: Jesse and Whitney have both struggled with alcoholism (as well as other addictions), and the topic comes up frequently in their lyrics.

  • Anti-Love Song: "Perfectly Dysfunctional" is an incredibly harsh song about, well, a dysfunctional couple.

  • Circling Vultures​/​Vile Vulture: "Ward Off the Vultures."

  • The Cynic: While a few of their songs are more cheerful, a large majority of the band’s music is about misanthropy, loneliness, depression, nihilism, and other heavy-hitting topics.

  • Fun with Acronyms: See Added Alliterative Appeal.

  • Genre Mashup: The band's style is a combination of folk, ska, and thrash punk that they call "H-town thrashgrass."
    • "Day Gaunts" off of Rogue Taxidermy throws some rap into the mix as well.

  • Hidden Track: Show Me the Blueprints. has a hidden track that comes after "Goodbye Lulu Pt. 2" and a few minutes of silence. It's an oddly out of place dance song featuring Leftöver Crack vocalist Stza Crack.

  • Self-Deprecation: Their debut album is called We Never Said It Was Good.

  • Sequel Song: An odd example. While "Goodbye Lulu Pt. 2" isn't a direct sequel to "Goodbye Lulu" (the titular Lulu isn't even mentioned), the main melody and lyrical themes are carried over.

  • Shout-Out:
    • The chorus of "Misanthropic Drunken Loner" contains the phrase "We’re all compost in training," a reference to the Pat the Bunny song of the same name.
    • The title of Show Me the Blueprints. is a reference to The Aviator.

  • Silly Love Songs: "Muddy Knees"

  • Soprano and Gravel: Jesse typically sings in a harsh growl, while Whitney generally retains a softer tone of voice.

  • Studio Chatter: "Post Party Depression" ends with some audio of the members of the band playing with their dog Mister Tim.

  • Surprisingly Gentle Song: "Muddy Knees," "Blue Jays," "DBS Out," and "Tarnished Ol' Photograph" are much more relaxed than most of Rogue Taxidermy.

  • Title Track: "Show Me the Blueprints."
    • A rare subversion with the song "Perfectly Dysfunctional." It doesn't actually appear on the album of the same name, instead appearing on Rogue Taxidermy.