Leyla Daze
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Leyla Daze

Joshua Tree, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Joshua Tree, CA
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Pop Dream Pop




"Modern Folk: Monday Music"

July 30 · MONDAY MUSIC: today I suggest you check out the electronic/avant garde/deconstructed pop jams of Leyla Daze. Their debut cassette "Given Mortal Mission", recorded among west coast travels between urban centers and the desert outcast outpost Slab City, is a post-post-modern electrical techno scream of anger and joy. The music has the feel of psychedelic electronica, with layered synths and pounding dance beats, but the lyrics and vocal performance have a poetic approach, with vibrant imagery and emotive delivery, edging on hip-hop at times. I got a copy of the cassette last friday when Leyla's partner Charlie Epstein joined the bill for a show I had set up, and I recommend you pick one up too! After the show they headed up the coast to travel and make more art and music, so look around for either/both of them doing live performances in the general western USA!

https://leyladaze.bandcamp.com/ - The modern folk music of america

"Matt H. of Portland's Xhurch"

Raw psychedelic stream of consciousness set over buoyant drum machines and playful synths that meander around in counterpoint to the lyrics. Each song sounds like a journey into the mind of the author but it reads more like an invitation. You’d be lucky to have Leyla Daze as your mushroom sherpa. - Matthew Henderson, Xhurch Portland

"Ted Quinn on Bandcamp"

Given Mortal Mission is divine. The Unspeakable is Spoken Here! "Daddy greets the peaceful protest with a f****g baseball bat...the cops murder children while they serve and protect..." Leyla Daze gives me hope in this nightmarish age because she hears what's going on in our Dystopian reality and reports it back with humor, wild sounds and an electronic heartbeat. Music of our time because we deserve music now, as much as we ever did. Support people who make music that says something. Favorite track: Once Upon a Time. - Ted Quinn, Musical Mayor of Joshua Tree


Given Mortal Mission EP
Released March 2018

1. The Unspeakable World   04:16
2. Becky Poem   03:47
3. Tean Creem   03:50
4.  Once Upon a Time   08:51

the~fool (b-sides)
Released January 2018

1. lullaby  02:08
2. forest for awail  04:33
3. they don't need you.  01:52
4. diary  03:00
5. dream sagan pixel~shifter  03:59
6. fly away  01:56
7. = various tubes exhibit =  02:31
8. thresholder  02:50
9. former arter  01:55
10. city  05:27

Mood Ring City (single)
Released August 2017

1. Mood Ring City  05:00



Leyla Daze is a nonBinary neuroQueer who goes by they/them/princeXx. Their new media and performance work imagines a utopic future called Next Place, where all humans bask in harmony with the oneness of immediate experience. With massive vocal landscapes and kaleidoscopic videos swimming over their costume, Leyla creates sensory portals which dunk participants in the slime of the present moment. Each piece is a spell, weaving dance-banger drums with participatory chanting and mystical movement to guide us toward an alien dimension of connectedness.  

Leyla's work (aka Kello Goeller) has been featured in museums, film festivals, and print publications internationally, including the Fondazione Prada Milano, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and the Wooster Collective / Taschen.  Recent performances include Eminent Domain, an international feminist art takeover in NYC's Chelsea district, and a midnight show at Burning Man in Black Rock City.  They are now roaming all over the West Coast.

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