Fans of distinctive female vocalists will find much to love in the Saint Paul, Minnesota, duo Daymoths
, which makes its South Florida debut later this week. Frontwoman Emily Dantuma and musical partner Ollie Dodge have been writing music together under a variety of guises for a decade, and this latest incarnation is decidedly measured.
Tempos rarely rise above a crawl, pushed forward by tinkling pianos and the occasional urgent snare drum roll. The songs instead meander, seemingly purposefully constructed to sound like bedroom musings.
The truly interesting thing here, though, are the vocals. Dantuma uses hers to great expressive effect, exploring warbles and whispers equally and apparently unafraid to experiment with tones that might be conventionally considered strange. Fans of Kate Bush and Amanda Palmer, particularly, might appreciate the warbling peaks and valleys of "Thank You," which you can download below.
The band's so nice it plays twice in a row at Little Munich. Friday, January 28, support comes from Miami shoegazey poppers Pocket of Lollipops, as well as a new Lake Worth act called For the Ghost in the Woods and the incongruously hardcore-ish Super Heavy Duty.
On Saturday, January 29, Daymoths is joined by the gently psychedelic rising local favorites Hear Hums and Sumsun, as well as another new act called Attached Hands.
If you like "Thank You," you can also download three more songs for free on the band's website
Daymoths. Friday, January 28, and Saturday, January 29, at Little Munich, 806 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Visit littlemunich.com, or call 561-932-0050.