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Stream Dads I’ll Be The Tornado

New Jersey duo Dads are following up 2012’s American Radass (This Is Important) with a strong new collection called I’ll Be The Tornado. The album is a reminder that Dads are better than most at that timeless emo trope of fumbling toward maturity in the context of dramatically sweeping guitar music. The music is stirring,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 6, 2014 - 4:07 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week brought a small avalanche of new songs from big-ticket names. And four of the tracks that made our list of the 5 Best Songs Of The Week come from such artists — it easily could have been a full five-for-five if we weren’t divided on the new Iceage single … or the new… More »

By: Stereogum / September 5, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Dads – “Chewing Ghosts”

Gotta love a lyric like “We could be drunk together/ We could be punk together.” Those are a few of the many memorable lines on “Chewing Ghosts,” the latest offering from Dads’ upcoming I’ll Be The Tornado. (See also: “I need something new to obsess over,” “I’m old enough to know I’ve never been much… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 3, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Dads – “Fake Knees”

New Jersey punk outfit Dads has come a long way since their debut American Radass and breakthrough EP Pretty Good. They’ve always been capable of sweeping grandness — see the breath-taking “No We’re Not Actually” — and their new song “Fake Knees” continues that progression. The track takes place in a heightened world where having… More »

By: James Rettig / August 22, 2014 - 9:11 am

Dads – “Boat Rich”

Dads are a Jersey punk-inspired emo duo who started playing in 2010. (Not to be confused with the Merchandise side project also called Dads.) Following a recent tour with Pity Sex, the NJ band just released a new EP Pretty Good via Alternative Press, and it’s definitely worth a listen. Hear “Boat Rich” below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2013 - 7:01 pm

Dads – “Invisible Blouse” Video

Dads is a Florida band that includes members of Merchandise. The group’s self-recorded LP Brown on Brown, captured live in a garage, is being reissued at some point by Wharf Cat, a label also home to Great Valley, Blanche Blanche Blanche, and others. In advance of that, the label also released a 7-inch of the… More »

By: Liz Pelly / July 13, 2013 - 3:40 pm