Daniel Tavis Romano (born 1985) is a Canadian musician, poet and visual artist based out of his hometown of Welland, Ontario. He is primarily known as a solo artist, though he is also a member of Attack in Black and has collaborated with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire. He has also produced and performed with City and Colour, the recording project of Dallas Green.Romano is a partner in his own independent record label, You've Changed Records, along with Steve Lambke, of the Constantines.Some of his notable visual work includes designs for M. Ward, Ben Kweller, Ladyhawk and City and Colour. A skilled leather craftsman, he has designed and tooled guitar straps for many of his contemporaries (Kathleen Edwards, Bahamas, Travis Good of the Sadies).
The Canadian music magazine Exclaim! has identified five distinct styles in Romano's work: a gentle, rustic folk sound personified by projects such as Daniel, Fred & Julie and Workin' for the Music Man, a retro country style on albums like Sleep Beneath the Willow and If I've Only One Time Askin', straight-ahead rock on Nerveless and How Ill Thy World Is Ordered, psychedelic rock on works like Modern Pressure and Visions of the Higher Dream, and punk rock in his works released under the band name Ancient Shapes.Romano's 2011 album Sleep Beneath the Willow was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and his 2013 album Come Cry With Me was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.
If I've Only One Time Askin' was nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.On January 4, 2018, Romano released two simultaneous surprise albums, Human Touch and Nerveless.In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, Romano released several new albums of both newly recorded and archival material in quick succession. This began with the surprise album Visions of the Higher Dream, which was made available on his Bandcamp page for just $3. He followed up with the live album Okay Wow and the studio album Content to Point the Way, both recorded with his backing band The Outfit; and Super Pollen, a collaborative EP recorded with his brother Ian and Mike Haliechuk and Jonah Falco of Fucked Up. In May, he followed up with Forever Love's Fool, a 22-minute progressive rock track recorded with Danny Carey of the band Tool.In June 18, 2021, Romano released a live album titled Fully Plugged In. Romano also announced another new album, Cobra Poems, set to release on September 10, 2021. He is also featured on Doiron's 2021 album I Thought of You.
Artist: Daniel Romano's Outfit
Label: You've Changed Records
Format: LP, Album
Label: You've Changed Records
Style: Alternative Rock, Prog Rock, Folk Rock
A1 A Rat Without A Tale
A2 How Ill Thy World Is Ordered
A3 Green Eye-Shade
A4 First Yoke
A5 Joys Too Often Hollow
B1 Joys Too Often Hollow Pt. Two
B2 Drugged Vinegar
B3 Never Yet In Love
B4 A Secret Still To Be Betrayed
B5 No More Disheartened By The Dawn
B6 Amaretto And Coke