Day Joy makes beautiful lush dream folk landscapes caressed with crooning and heart felt melodies and deep poetic lyricism. Hailing from Orlando, FL the now five sometimes six piece was originally a two person project started by Peter Michael Perceval and Michael Serrin. Peter and Michael met in college years ago where they acoustically wrote all the songs via late nights on porches and rooftops that are just now coming to fruition and being released on Small Plates Records on their debut LP Go To Sleep, Mess. They were recently hailed as one of the top 10 Florida Bands You Should Listen To NOW by Paste Magazine alongside their friends and other up and comers Levek and Hundred Waters.
Orlando, Florida’s Day Joy glimmers on a lucid dream, borne on a conscious wind, as they both adhere to the tried and true dream-pop formula and also break its clamorous mold. Carried by the pensive vocals of original members Michael Serrin and Peter Perceval, they began as a duo writing acoustic song structures for psychedelic dreams on rooftops and porches amidst late-night Floridian sunsets. As they now encompass a five–and sometimes six–piece collaboration of banjos, ukeleles, synthesizers and steady percussions, they will be releasing their debut album, Go To Sleep, Mess, on Small Plates Records.
Mirroring the mystifying image of the Floridian landscape that surrounds them, they have sought to provide a similar tone and intimate experience as their fellow Floridian friends, such as Hundred Waters and Levek. With humble origins, and brimming effectual sounds to share, Day Joy offers a reflective experience and a sobering reverence that only these South Eastern dream poppers would know how.
“The Orlando, Florida duo Day Joy filter their deceptively simple, backwoods folk-pop through a smeared, dreamy lens – the end product is sweet, soft, and confessional, with a compellingly strange layer of otherworldly, David Lynch-ian creepiness that manifests in massive, swarming sounds that seem to bubble up from nowhere.” -Pretty Much Amazing
“Truly elegant and heartbreaking lyricisms yank DAY JOY from beneath the ho-hum alt-country umbrella out into heartily-crafted folk sunlight.” -Paste
“Michael Serrin and Peter Michael Perceval craft haunting folk music with bursts of noise-pop and rock” -Obscure Sound
“Do yourself a favor and get lost in their music.” -Earmilk
“The full, sweet sounding dream you hear before you started on porches, and gradually grew through living rooms, microphones, condensers, and more.” -Smoke Don’t Smoke