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January 29, 2018

Daphne Tunes: “All My Life”

By: Jack Anderson

Local live music buffs and frequent KUTX listeners are likely to recognize the name Santiago Dietche, who fronts the high-energy four-piece Growl (our April 2017 Artist of the Month). While Growl has been well established in the Austin scene for some time, folks may not be as familiar with Daphne Tunes, Dietche’s newer project that started as a solo endeavor back in 2016. A far cry from Growl’s cacophonic sound, Daphne Tunes swoons listeners with melancholy, atmospheric pop.

Daphne Tunes is set to release the debut EP Volume 1 this Sunday at Barracuda, and joining Dietche on the album is a motley crew of Austin talent – Guitarist Peter Shults (Hello Wheels, Zula Montez), bassist Andrew Stevens (Lomelda, Hovvdy, Alex Napping) and drummer Josh Halpern (Marmalakes, Shearwater, Palo Duro). Daphne Tunes is stopping by KUTX’s Studio 1A this Thursday but you can get an aural advance of Volume 1 before the release show right now with “All My Life.”

Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)


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