Oxeye Daisy began in 2017. Singer/guitarist/main songwriter Lela Roy met future bassist Eddie Schmid at Denver’s Syntax Physic Opera open mic, bonding over a shared appreciation for Kate Bush, Yo La Tengo, and Bieber’s early stuff. Since then, Ramel Sanchez (Tyler Imbrey’s Ghost Revue) joined, first as a guitarist, and then later taking up the drums, adding a propulsive beat that can quickly melt into a lockstep half-time groove. Guitarist Daniel DiMarchi (Tyto Alba, Nuancer) came later, adding dreamy textures from his arsenal of stompboxes. In November 2018, multi-instrumentalist Stephen Pamas (Hello Mountain) joined the band, adding a layer of honey-sweet harmonies with melodic synth and guitar leads.