Cocktails give birth to 12 song/33 minute bundle of joy

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
8. Okay
9. Multiple Personalities
10. Jealous Boyfriend
11. The One Thing
12. Whatcha Gonna Do?

New releases from Colours, Never Young, Spirit Kid

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.

Faux Real Record Store Day compilation

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)

Father/Daughter at SXSW

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)

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)

MTV premieres “Sugarcube” by Flagland

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!

Happy Diving gots a new music video

Check out the sick new video for “Never Been”! Catch Happy Diving at SXSW and with Perfect Pussy at Rickshaw Stop on March 21st.

New records from Andy Sadoway & Small Wonder out this March

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.

1st annual Bay Area Record Label Fair

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,, Amoeba Music, and Aquarius Records.

See ya there!


Flagland’s Love Hard out February 25th

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!


‘Tis the season for mega deals

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!


Spend 12/12 with us at The Knockout

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.


Listen to a new Running In The Fog song

“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.

Impose premieres new Bent Shapes video

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 EP out January 14th

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)

Running In The Fog’s ‘Silver’ EP out December 10th

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 album out today!

Fire Dream, the new album from Los Angeles’ Body Parts is now available! Catch them for free every Monday night in November at The Satellite in LA (more tour dates TBA soon). Buy on iTunes and physically directly from our online store.

Stream Fire Dream on

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!

Come party with us at CMJ!

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.

Bent Shapes
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)

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

Mutual Benefit
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)

Body Parts debut album out October 29th

We’re proud to announce that Body Parts will release their debut album, Fire Dream, with Father/Daughter on October 29, 2013. Under The Radar shared the first single entitled “Desperation,” which can be purchased on iTunes & all digital retailers today and pre-order Fire Dream on a multitude of formats including a limited white vinyl edition. Don’t miss them on the following west coast dates…

Jul 27 – Palm Springs, CA – Ace Hotel (w/ Tropical Popsicle)
Aug 9 – San Francisco, CA – Neck of The Woods (w/ Maston)
Aug 10 – Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen (w/ Maston)
Aug 11 – Oakland, CA – Night Light
Aug 12 – Boise, ID – The Crux
Aug 14 – Portland, OR – Holocene
Aug 15 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
Aug 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo Park Rising
Aug 18 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room (w/ Mt. Ossa)
Aug 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Skirball Cultural Center (w/ Jenny O)

Spin premieres “Big Machines” from Bent Shapes forthcoming LP

Give a listen to “Big Machines,” the latest head bopper from Boston trio, Bent Shapes over at Their debut album, Feels Weird, will be out August 20th (pre-order that puppy from us here)!

Listen to The Everywheres album NOW!

The Everywheres debut album isn’t out until tomorrow but that’s not going to stop us from letting our favorite people hear it now. Stream the entire thing on Soundcloud and don’t forget to snag a copy of the limited edition Doublemint vinyl before they’re all gone!

Welcome Bent Shapes

Stoked to announce the signing of Boston trio Bent Shapes to Father/Daughter! Their debut album, Feels Weird will be released on August 20, 2013. Stereogum premiered the lead single “Behead Yrself, Pt. 2,” calling Feels Weird “an essential no-filler record with some of the best indie pop songwriting you’ll hear all year.” For all you vinyl collectors out there, Feels Weird will see a limited bone & electric blue color pressing, limited to 300 total. Pre-order now!


Debut from The Everywheres out June 25th

Introducing Halifax garage-poppers, The Everywheres and their debut self-titled album, which will see the light of day June 25th. The first single, “Someone Disappeared” was a featured track on our SXSW flexi, but you can now give it a whirl on the digital jukebox. If you live in Halifax, you’ve got a few opportunities to see them live — USA, they’re coming for you this summer/fall. Get your pre-order on HERE.

Saskatchewan’s Occasion LP out April 30

We are thrilled to welcome Saskatchewan to the F/D family. Occasion, the debut album from the Orlando, FL outfit, will be released digitally on April 30th. Our brothers from different mothers at I Guess I’m Floating debuted the first single, saying, “Saskatchewan have mastered creating a calming vibe fit for Steve Zissou underwater exploration but with enough summery psychedelia to wisp you away into a breeze.” Take “Possession” for a whirl…

Father/Daughter at SXSW

We are extremely pumped (and relived) to finally announce our first ever SXSW shindig! We are teaming up with our brothers from different mothers at Gold Robot and Small Plates for what’s sure to be an epic afternoon. Thanks to the folks at The Grackle for letting us take over their outside stage, our sponsors at Deli Radio, Pirates Press, Ghost Town, Big Cartel and Brooklyn Brewery for helping make this a reality, and all the killer bands making time in their very busy schedules to share the day with us & you.