The music of David Karsten Daniels inhabits a unique place where pop, rock, folk and electronics bleed into each other seamlessly under musings on life & death, neuroscience, and love undeterred by distance and time. If that sounds like a lot to take in you’ll understand why NPR named his collab with Matthew E. White’s Fight the Big Bull, one of the ‘5 best genre-defying albums of 2010”.
David has recorded for FAT CAT RECORDS, arranged + mixed for FRIGHTENED RABBIT and provided string, horn and choral arrangements for PENNY & SPARROW. His songs have been used by United States of Tara (SHOWTIME), THIS AMERICAN LIFE and several feature and short films, including premieres at TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL and PALM SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL. David wrote the score for S. Cagney Gentry’s feature HARVEST which won the award for best screenplay at Athens Film Festival.
Fans of David’s songwriting include the principal songwriters of FLEET FOXES and SNOW PATROL and his co-writers include Matthew E. White, So-So Topic (Flying Lotus), Perry Wright (Mountain Goats) and Chris Walker (Driver Friendly).
David has toured with Frightened Rabbit, Mice Parade, Tom Brosseau, Nina Nastasia, and Arboretum, and played shows with Animal Collective, Vashti Bunyan, Okkervil River, the Bowerbirds, the Mountain Goats, Low Barlow, Vetiver, David Bazan, Roman Candle, Richard Buckner, St. Vincent, Cass McCombs, Shearwater, Castanets, the Twilight Sad, DeYarmond Edison, and Retribution Gospel Choir.
David Karsten Daniels Kaleidoscope
David Karsten Daniels (ft. The Many Hands) - Whistle While You Work
David Karsten Daniels (ft. Lex Land, -topic, Chris Walker) - You Somehow
The Woods Are On Fire
David Karsten Daniels (ft. Chris Walker) - The Kingdom
David Karsten Daniels (ft. The Many Hands) - Rising Son
David Karsten Daniels The Teacher
When You Were Out On the Lake
The Leaves In Our Mouths
When I Sleep, I Dream of My Father
When I Was an Island
Om Family / The Death of Self
I Take What I See With My Eyes
Anna Whistler's Windchimes
We Go Out Into the Ocean