DC indie music fans may well be familiar with the music of Maryjo Mattea, the effervescent local musician known for her love of The Beatles and wry lyrical observations on life and love. Over the pandemic, her solo act has grown into a band called Dear Daria, a power pop quartet that offers a catchy sonic mix of elements.
Parklife DC recently interviewed the band via Zoom about their origins and their pending debut album.
The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Maryjo Mattea, guitarist Joshua Hunter, bassist Eamonn Donnelly, and drummer Scott Manley. Parklife DC’s Mickey McCarter chatted with Maryjo, Eamonn, and Joshua about the formation of the band, its plans to perform, and its pending debut album.
Watch our Parklife DC interview with Dear Daria on YouTube:
Watch Dear Daria perform “Best Life” live on YouTube: