ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: DAYGLOW

 

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Under the name Dayglow, Texas-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Sloan Struble creates catchy, effervescent, guitar-based indie pop. His home-recorded, self-released 2018 debut, Fuzzybrain, went viral, earning him a spot at Austin City Limits Music Festival, a label reissue, and plenty of indie buzz.

Growing up in the town of Aledo, Texas, near Fort Worth, Struble began recording music at the age of 10 when a friend showed him how to use GarageBand on his computer. The dearth of musical collaborators in Aledo eventually led him to learn multiple instruments, and throughout his teenage years, he recorded music by himself in his bedroom, taking influence from a variety of artists from Phoenix to James Taylor. In 2018, just as he left home to attend college at University of Texas in Austin, he self-released his debut album, Fuzzybrain, using his stage name, Dayglow. Bolstered by the catchy single, “Can I Call You Tonight?,” the album began picking up steam amid the burgeoning bedroom pop community and streaming platforms where it amassed millions of plays. While trying to juggle a college freshman’s academic workload, his music career began taking off with appearances at SXSW and the Austin City Limits Music Festival as well as a tour offer with popular indie band COIN. Also in 2019, Fuzzybrain received a physical release on vinyl and cassette via Nashville’s Acrophase Records.