Stereogum premiered the first single off Happy Diving’s debut LP. “Weird Dream” is sludgy, fuzzed-out pop, the best kind. Pre-order one of three vinyl color variations in advance of the October 21st release.
Random Nostalgia, the debut long-player from New York native Kevin Farrant hits stores on August 12th. Listen to the melancholy opener “Lonely”, premiered earlier today on Wondering Sound! If you’re in Brooklyn on August 21, stop by Shea Stadium for a stacked bill in celebration of Rivergazer’s album release with performances from Flagland, Small Wonder, and Sharpless.
We are beyond pumped to announce the debut full-length from San Francisco East Bay’s Happy Diving! Big World will be available on vinyl & digitally on October 21st with the pre-order starting in August. More album details + song premieres coming soon! Summer tour dates listed below.
Big World was recorded over a whirlwind two days at The Atomic Garden in East Palo Alto, CA, with the help of producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Whirr). The album sees the band channeling the energy first displayed on their Self-Titled EP, as well as their deafening and vivacious live shows, into ten concise, sludgy pop songs.
Big World Track Listing
1. Small World
2. Space Ooze
3. Weird Dream
4. Big World
5. Sad Planet
6. Mikey’s Rules
8. Always Noon
(all dates with Stressors)
JUL 17 – Portland, OR @ Laughing Horse w/ Hemingway
JUL 18 – Seattle, WA @ The Nuthole w/ Cop Rot, Slouch
JUL 19 – Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur w/ Turtle Neck, Shadowboxing
JUL 21 – Chico, CA @ TBA w/ Wallflower
JUL 22 – Santa Rosa, CA @ TBA
JUL 23 - Pasadena, CA @ Industrial Estate w/ The Coltranes
JUL 24 – Corona, CA @ Maya’s Cafe w/ Karoshi Boy, Red Curtain
JUL 25 – San Diego, CA @ The Dawg House
JUL 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Wallstreet w/ Destruction Unit, Gay Kiss, Humiliation
JUL 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Sereno Skatepark
JUL 31 – Oakland, CA @ 1234! Go Records w/ Spraynard
We’ve been obsessing over The One I Wanted To Be, the new album from Sharpless, and are proud to help bring it to the masses on August 26, 2014! Sharpless began in a bedroom on a 20th birthday, in an attempt to express repressed thoughts and feelings. Frustrated by the lo-fi conventional sounds of bedroom pop, Sharpless utilizes the bedroom studio to create dense pop arrangements that weave between experimental and Top 40. The One I Wanted To Be features guest appearances from Small Wonder, Told Slant, Bellows, Eskimeaux, and many more members of The Epoch, a Brooklyn-based DIY collective. Lyrically, the album is a sprawling and personal narrative about past lives, parallel universes, and the search for home.
PRE-ORDER the cassette which limited to 250 copies total, comes with a card set with alternative covers & a digital download.
It’s always a great day here at Father/Daughter when we’re able to announce the signing of a new band. We’re smitten kittens for Rivergazer and are siked to introduce you to their debut album, Random Nostalgia, out August 12th on vinyl/digital! The Brooklyn-based group is fronted by songwriter Kevin Farrant who, if you’re paying attention, you may recognize for his guitar skills in one of our fav bands, Porches. If you live in NY, go check them out live tonight @ Shea Stadium & stay tuned for more tunes!
June 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
June 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
Adult Life may not be out until June 17th but that ain’t stopping you from getting to know Cocktails debut LP. Grab a listen of “Bob Pollard’s Mind” exclusively on Stereogum!
It was a long night for the San Francisco quintet but we’re proud to announce the birth of Adult Life, Cocktails‘ first ever long-player, out June 17, 2014! Coming in at a svelt 33 minutes, Adult Life is a refined version of Cocktails’ no-frills blue collar power-pop. Recorded with Warm Soda’s Rob Good at his Oakland, CA Fuzz City studio, the record rides an ebullient harmonic wave with twists of garage simplicity and Moog flourishes, hinting at traces of effortlessly cool outfits like The Rentals and Big Star. Adult Life will be available on two different vinyl color configurations – Virgin Black or Creamsicle Haze, the later limited to 100, so ACT FAST! Big props to SPIN for helping premiere the punchy first single, “Tough Love”.
Congratulate them (cigars welcomed!) at the Rickshaw Stop this Friday night, when they support The She’s EP release.
Adult Life Track Listing
1. Tough Love
2. A Little Bit Faster
3. Don’t Bother
4. Panda Eyes
5. Adult Life
6. Down & Out
7. Bob Pollard’s Mind
9. Multiple Personalities
10. Jealous Boyfriend
11. The One Thing
12. Whatcha Gonna Do?
We are super jazzed to bring three new artists into the fold!
Oakland, CA’s Never Young, comprised of childhood friends Christopher Adams and Nikolas Soelter, write noisy punk with pop sensibilities, the song themes deal with our hyper connectivity to technology. Their debut album, Master Copy, will be available digitally and as two different cassette versions (one is an uber limited poly album with handmade zine) beginning May 6, 2014.
Spirit Kid is the upbeat, power pop project of Boston based songwriter Emeen Zarookian, with a little help from friends/members of Boston bands Babydriver and Bent Shapes. For Is Happening, Spirit Kid’s sophomore album, Zarookian teamed up with producer Jeremy Mendicino of Boston’s Pretty & Nice. Snag a download of Is Happening now from all digital retailers including iTunes!
Last but not least, Colours is the label’s first international signing. musical work of Australian born and London based producer/songwriter, Tom Crandles. On You Can’t See Me/My Memory Is A Maze double A-side digital single available April 8, 2014, driving grooves pulsate beneath luscious synthesizers and jarring guitars, sending you into a lucid dream.
We are extremely pumped to announce our first ever Record Store Day release! Faux Real is a collection of songs, originally performed by fictitious bands, covered by real ones. The 12” Record Store Day exclusive will only be available at participating stores on April 19th, pressed on yellow vinyl and limited to just FIVE HUNDRED copies.
Scope out the track listing and grab an advance listen of the Bent Shapes, Levek, Potty Mouth, and Sadie Dupuis (of Speedy Ortiz) covers. Ask your local record store to place an order!
1. Bent Shapes – “Ow, My Face!” by Mystik Spiral (from Daria)
2. Potty Mouth – “Take Me Away” by Pink Slip (from Freaky Friday)
3. Levek – “Don’t Blame the Dynamite” by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (from The Muppets)
4. Cocktails – “The Dark Side” by Eddie and The Cruisers (from Eddie And The Cruisers)
5. Sadie Dupuis (of Speedy Ortiz) – “Pretend to be Nice” by Josie and The Pussycats (from Josie And The Pussycats)
6. Body Parts – “Stand Out” by Max Goof (from A Goofy Movie)
7. Field Mouse – “That Thing You Do” by The Wonders (from That Thing You Do)
8. The Everywheres – “Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah” by Jet Screamer (from The Jetsons)
9. Radiator Hospital – “How Did I Ever Get So Lucky?” by The Cattanooga Cats (from The Cattanooga Cats)
Come hang with us in Austin next week at our FREE, UNOFFICIAL Liberation party with pals Gold Robot, Small Plates, & Inflated! Full band schedules below flyer.
1PM @ 901 E. 6th Street (Spotify House)
11PM @ Hype Hotel (Floating Fest)
2PM @ Mohawk (Stereogum Day Party)
4:30PM @ French Legation Museum (Pitchfork Day Party)
1:30PM @ Red 7 (BrooklynVegan Day Party)
4:30PM @ Red Eyed Fly (After The Gold Rush II)
1:50PM @ Holy Mountain (Jerome’s Laneway Festival SXSW Party)
RUNNING IN THE FOG
11PM @ Lit Lounge Upstairs (Official Showcase)
4:40PM @ Big Bang Bar (South by Northeast Party)
12AM @ Lit Lounge Upstairs (Official Showcase)
8PM @ The Owl (Fleeting Youth Records Party)
2PM @ Hotel Vegas (Castleface Records Party)
9PM @ Metal and Lace (Official Showcase)
10:30PM @ Beerland (Panache Hangover Party)
6PM @ 21st Street Co-op (Not Punk Records Presents NNHO Fest 2)
12:20AM @ The Liberty (Father/Daughter x Gold Robot x Small Plates x Inflated presents: Liberation)
12PM @ Hole In The Wall (Glorious Hole Party)
Valentine’s Day is the only day of the year where someone can express their love and desire by blowing way too much money on stuff you can get cheaper any other day of the year. For this reason, we’re giving away another Flagland song off their forthcoming, Love Hard. Listen to “Sugarcube” at MTV!
Check out the sick new video for “Never Been”! Catch Happy Diving at SXSW and with Perfect Pussy at Rickshaw Stop on March 21st.
Delighted to officially welcome Small Wonder and Andy Sadoway to the label (although technically, Andy already is). Small Wonder’s devastatingly beautiful album, Wendy, is available digitally today with a cassette to follow on March 18th. The solo debut from Bent Shapes drummer, Andy Sadoway, a sugary-sweet four song EP entitled Str8 Sh00ter, will be out digitally & on cassette March 25th.
Proud to announce the details for the 1st Annual Bay Area Record label Fair – aka B.A.R.F. – celebrating all that’s good in the Bay Area independent music community. The festivities kick off at 12pm on Saturday, February 15th at Thee Parkside in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. Professional Fans & Father/Daughter welcome music fans of all ages to meet + support (bring your wallets!) the best Bay Area independent record labels, and catch live sets from Dog Party,, Cocktails, Twin Steps, and Al Lover. Did we mention that all of this is FREE?!?!
Participating labels include: Fat Wreck Chords, Castle Face, Polyvinyl, Slumberland, Alternative Tentacles, 1-2-3-4 Go!, Revolver USA/Midheaven, Tricycle, Gold Robot, Loglady, Grazer, Turntable Kitchen, Voltaire, Empty Cellar, Superior Viaduct, Father/Daughter, Moon Glyph, and Antenna Farm.
Bring a $5 bill with you to enter the #BARFSF raffle for a chance to win a mega bundle of music from participating labels, gift certificates from local record shops, and more!
And none of this would be possible without our great sponsors at The Bold Italic, SF Weekly, BFF.fm, Amoeba Music, and Aquarius Records.
See ya there!
It’s been a long time coming but we’re psyched to announce we’ve teamed with Flagland to release their new record called Love Hard. At twenty tracks strong, this Brooklyn trio blasts through a myriad of sounds, ultimately living up to their self-coined “panic rock” tag. Grab a listen of the bipolar “Comfortable Life” over at Stereogum, then pre-order Love Hard on CD and the choice of two vinyl versions (including an uber limited color pressing) HERE!
We’re offering a bunch of great deals this holiday season. Starting Thanksgiving through December 15th, score the following specials…
- A mega digital bundle of ALL of our releases (including Running In The Fog’s fantastic Silver EP) for the low, low price of $20.13!
- Using promo code HOLIDAZE13, get 13% off all vinyl in our online store!
- Orders over $30 will score a free Father/Daughter holiday ornament, button and sticker!
We’re psyched to present a killer show at The Knockout (3223 Mission St, San Francisco, CA) on December 12th for the low, low price of just FIVE BONES. Come chill with us while we enjoy the rock stylings of Cocktails, Happy Diving, & Blood Sister.
“Sail” will be on Running In The Fog’s Silver EP, available digitally on December 10th. London’s DIY, who premiered the track, says, “Harper’s craft is one to be reckoned with. It’s difficult to think of anyone doing things quite like this, as it happens.”
Running In The Fog performs live at San Francisco’s Brick and Mortar Music Hall on December 4th.
Check out the new video for “Behead Yrself, Pt. 2″ directed by the awesome Avi Paul Weinstein. Bent Shapes are on tour now with THE John Vanderslice!
18 – Club Congress, Tucson, AZ (w/ John Vanderslice)
19 – Rhythm Room, Phoenix, AZ (w/ John Vanderslice)
20 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA (w/ John Vanderslice)
21 – Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles, CA (w/ John Vanderslice)
22 – Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA (w/ PAPA)
24 – Lost Lake Lounge, Denver, CO
25 – Slowdown, Omaha, NE
26 – The Burlington, Chicago, IL
Happy Diving will release their self-titled four song EP on January 14th. Listen to the EP’s first shredder, “Sincere,” available for download through all digital retailers today and catch them live around the Bay Area on the following dates:
Nov. 23 – Chicken Factory – Oakland, CA (with Unstrung, Permanent Collection, Fish Breath)
Dec. 12 – Knockout – San Francisco, CA (with Cocktails, Blood Sister)
Thrilled to announce Running In The Fog‘s debut EP entitled Silver, out digitally on December 10, 2013. Running In The Fog is the moniker of San Francisco producer & songwriter, Amanda Harper. For those in the Bay Area, Amanda & drummer, Zack Ehrlich, will be announcing opportunities to see them live soon.
Listen to the debut single, “Desire,” which showcases Running In The Fog’s delightful R&B infused pop.
Body Parts debut album may not be available until next week but that isn’t stopping us from teaming up with KCRW for the exclusive pre-release album stream. Listen to it HERE!
The CMJ Music Marathon kicks off tonight all around New York City and this year we’re taking part with our very own official showcase at Muchmore’s in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Check out the full list of shows our bands are playing below and RSVP on Facebook.
10/16 @ Muchmore’s (10:00 PM – Father/Daughter Records Official CMJ Showcase)
The Everywheres **FIRST EVER US SHOWS!!**
10/16 @ Muchmore’s (9:00 PM – Father/Daughter Records showcase)
10/17 @ Pianos (1:30 PM – I Guess I’m Floating Floating Fest)
Body Parts **FIRST EVER NYC SHOWS!!**
10/15 @ Ran Tea Room (9:10 PM – Force Field showcase)
10/16 @ Muchmore’s (11:00 PM – Father/Daughter Records Official CMJ Showcase)
10/16 @ The Living Room (1:45 AM – We Listen For You & We All Want Someone To Shout For)
10/17 @ Pianos (7:45 PM – Holy Underground Showcase)
10/18 @ The Living Room (4:00 PM – Myfreeconcert/Buzzchips showcase)
10/18 @ Whisk & Ladle Loft
10/16 @ Muchmore’s (7:15pm – Father/Daughter Records showcase)
Running in the Fog
10/16 @ Muchmore’s (6:30 PM – Father/Daughter Records showcase)
10/15/13 @ Shea Stadium (GIMME TINNITUS & IPSUM Mag Unofficial CMJ Showcase)
10/16 @ Muchmore’s (8:00 PM – Father/Daughter Records showcase)