How we started


Better Daze Records was founded with the vision of creating “music for the sake of music.” Wishing to create music that is unblemished by mainstream restraints, the musical talents of Paul Barrere and Roger Cole have merged to yield a collaboration like no other. While their musical styles are vastly different, the guys found a middle ground that is irresistibly engaging and fun. Paul and Roger work flawlessly together to infuse their independent talents, creating a stream of authentic music.

The duo draws inspiration from a wide variety of music, but place emphasis on the styles of Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Leonard Cohen, and many others over the years, as there are too many to name. Paul and Roger’s unique blend of styles results in a mellow, smooth sound that is reminiscent of a bygone era of rock and roll that can be enjoyed across the generations. With a no-holds-barred outlook, Paul and Roger enjoy a limitless space for soulful, real music.


"So now, in a world of mediocrity and vulgarity, a simple American duo displays all the enormous talent, subtlety and class that Pink Floyd once fed me." ~ Rick Jamm, JamSphere


"Better Daze is one of those collectives that plays from the heart and you can definitely hear that in their music." ~ Music Eye Reviews


"These guys are leaving no stone unturned right now in their writing and really getting to the core of their grooves and fully expanding and exploring the ideas in the music they create – and I’ve got a lot of love for that. I’ve really enjoyed their evolution in sound and I’m stoked that they’re making music with passion, rhythm and skills all coming together as one & sounding as strong as it does now."  ~ Jeremy Gladstone, Sleeping Bag Studios