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Asya of Smoosh & Dave (Head Like a Kite) team up to form new electronic duo Daydream Vacation. Help us record the debut album.
Asya of Smoosh & Dave (Head Like a Kite) team up to form new electronic duo Daydream Vacation. Help us record the debut album.
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Asya from Smoosh and Dave from Head Like a Kite team up to form the new electronic duo Daydream Vacation. Be a part of the debut album by contributing to the recording. Earn personalized CDs, private live performances, vip parties and other gifts by participating with a pledge.

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After a performance together at 2011's  Sasquatch Festival, Dave Einmo (mastermind behind Head Like A Kite) and Asya of the band Smoosh, formed their new group Daydream Vacation. Combining Head Like a Kite's genre-bending-electro-party with Smoosh's indie-dream-pop brings us Daydream Vacation, entering the studio to finish mixing the debut album, "Dare Seize the Fire," with your support.

Dave Einmo and Asya have known each other for several years. Einmo released the 1st Smoosh album on his small record label, Pattern 25, before Smoosh moved over to Barsuk (when Asya was only 14). Asya has appeared on tracks from multiple HLAK releases, and made rare live appearances on tour with HLAK. 

As Dave and Asya discussed collaborating for a new HLAK single, the song prompted the creation of a new band, with Dave as the mad-scientist producer and multi-instumentalist and Asya as the lead vocalist. They took the band name Daydream Vacation from the title of one of the first songs they collaborated on together.

Combined, their projects (Head Like a Kite and Smoosh) have received praise from Rolling Stone, MTV, LA Times, London Times, Pitchfork, Spin, Magnet and many more. They have appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, MTV, and toured with and opened for Death Cab for Cutie, TV On the Radio, Pearl Jam, Neon Trees, Dresden Dolls, The Eels, Tokyo Police Club, Cat Power, Sufjan Stevens, Jimmy Eat World, among others. 

This winter they enter the studio to finish mixing the full-length Daydream Vacation debut, "Dare Seize the Fire," with your support.

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    LIMITED-EDITION CD AUTOGRAPHED. Only 300 available exclusively to contributors to the project. Plus a digital download of the album before its released.

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    LIMITED-EDITION CD AUTOGRAPHED + T-SHIRT. Only 300 available exclusively to contributors to the project. Plus a digital download of the album before its released.

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    HAND PAINTED TSHIRT. If you've seen Daydream Vacation live, you've probably noticed the white + and - tshirts of the live band. Get one of the limited edition, white t-shirts hand painted by Asya. Only 25 in existence. Includes download of album before it comes out.

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    LYRICS HANDWRITTEN FROM ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT USED DURING RECORDING. Plus a digital download of the album before its released.

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    VIDEO STAR PACKAGE. BE PART OF THE CAST OF A DAYDREAM VACATION VIDEO. March 19-20, Daydream Vacation shoots a music video in Seattle. Be part of the cast and get a part in the video.

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    Tickets to any Daydream Vacation show and meeting backstage.

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    DAVE FROM HEAD LIKE A KITE COOKS DINNER FOR YOU AND TWO GUESTS AT YOUR HOUSE. Asya recommends the citrus-baked salmon with asparagus. Includes cooking only (but Dave will bring red wine). You buy the food and Dave comes to your house in an apron and cooks it. Yum. Plus a digital download of the album before its released.

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    DAYDREAM VACATION WILL COVER THE SONG OF YOUR CHOICE (within reason) AND UPLOAD THE VIDEO TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL, PLUS MAIA OF SMOOSH WILL DRAW A SELF PORTRAIT OF YOU! We'll give you a call and talk over the details. You'll also receive a t-shirt, signed hard copy of the album, and a digital download of the album before its released.

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    PRIVATE PARTY: DAYDREAM VACATION AND HEAD LIKE A KITE LIVE AT YOUR PARTY! Throw the ultimate party. Daydream Vacation and HEAD LIKE A KITE plays live at your house or private party. Insanity ensues. Includes 25 autographed limited-edition Daydream Vacation CDs. Note that this pledge includes travel within 200 miles of Seattle. If you live outside the 200 mile radius, email info@daydreamvacationband.com to arrange for additional travel cost.

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    EPIC PARTY: HEAD LIKE A KITE + SMOOSH + DAYDREAM VACATION LIVE AT YOUR PARTY! There goes the neighborhood. Head Like A Kite, Smoosh, AND Daydream Vacation play live at your house or private party. Includes 5 autographed limited-edition Daydream Vacation CDs, and Smoosh and Head Like A Kite CDs. This pledge includes travel within a 200 mile radius of Seattle. If you live outside the 200 mile radius contact info@daydreamvacationband.com to arrange for travel cost.

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