Daytrails is a Tucson indie rock band formed in the summer of 2021. Inspired by a healthy blend of rock and the desert landscape around them, Daytrails spans multiple musical sounds encompassing modern indie, alternative, and surf. Even across these various styles, their persuasive songwriting and resonating melodies remain constant.
Daytrails is led by singer/songwriter David Cantillo (vocals, rhythm guitar), with his roommate and best friend James Linskey supplying a punchy foundation on drums. Brothers David New (lead guitar) and Luke New (bass) help create the rich, multi-layered sound that Daytrails is known for.
Daytrails has always been rooted in the culture of Tucson, Arizona and the surrounding desert world. Lead singer David Cantillo will be continuing his education at the University of Arizona, pursuing a Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences and studying potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids. Drummer James Linksey plans on becoming a Doctor of Medicine at UArizona and hopes to use his knowledge of Spanish to better assist underserved areas near the U.S-Mexico border. David and Luke New grew up in Tucson and love contributing to the vibrant culture of their home town.