Danielson is the Clarksboro, NJ, brainchild of songwriter/folk artist Daniel Smith, who developed the idea of an experimental folk-rock groupand
first executed his idea with his siblings as a final thesis project in college at Rutgers University. A collaboration-oriented group, Danielson isa
hodge-podge of Smith's family and friends, and often includes notable indie rock and folk acts such as Deerhoof, Sufjan Stevens and
SerenaManeesh. Releasing albums under varying monikers, including Br. Danielson, Tri-Danielson and the Danielson Famile, by 2006 the
Danielsonproject had begun to receive widespread attention and critical praise. Their uniquely optimistic brand of quirky indie-pop folk-rock is
mostrecognizably characterized by Smith's childish vocal style.