On her debut album Alone at Last, Tasha celebrates the radical political act of being exquisitely gentle with yourself. For years, the Chicago songwriter has dreamed hard of a better world—she's worked with the local racial justice organization Black Youth Project 100 and has been on the front lines at protests around the city. But as she returned to the guitar, an instrument her mother first taught her to play when she was 15 years old, she began exploring the ways music can be a powerful force for healing. It might not fix a deeply broken world all by itself, but it can offer comfort and respite for those who, like her, dare to imagine a thriving future.
"The Chicago-based artist, poet and activist Tasha wants you to be kind to yourself and others, and makes music in kind that feels like a quietly stoic challenger to a beastly world."-NPR
Love may paint the world a rosier shade, but Tasha can still see society for what it is, using her newfound strength to change it."
Alone at Last is available digitally and physically as a 12" vinyl and a CD. LPs are pressed on baby blue wax, limited to 500 copies, and include a zine with poems from Tasha Viets-VanLear, Imani Jackson, Keisa Reynolds, Kara Jackson, Jamila Woods, and Stella Binion -- all Chicago based, black women writers.
Visit our Bandcamp page or the Alone at Last item page on our store here to pre-order. Alone at Last drops October 26, 2018.
Peep The FADER's piece on the new Whitney Ballen single here. Duncan Cooper quotes Ballen recalling her memories and feelings associated with an old partner:
“Mount Rainier tends to show itself on the days we need it most here, at least for me it does,” Whitney, who’s from Washington, says. “It's a casual reminder of the things that linger in an ever-changing world. Rainier was the view from an ex's dining room window (before it was sold for condos), where the housemates would sit and drink crafted coffee most mornings. When things go away — friends, mothers, fathers, houses, partners — we find and hold onto memories through the most mundane things. Luckily, Rainier is still here.”
You could pre-order a tape or CD of You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship before it's release on 8/24 here.
"Go" makes way for new beginnings for Whitney Ballen, the newest addition to the Father/Daughter roster. Her forthcoming record, You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship, combines elements of her two previous releases and is all sowed with unabashedly honest lyrics that make Ballen’s music equal parts visceral, vulnerable, and resilient.
"Her music evokes the the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest, an intense stillness broken up by the crashing of internal thoughts. “Go” is jittery and nervous — it sounds like biting your nails and breaking the skin." --Stereogum
The album’s twelve tracks are set perfectly in Ballen’s Pacific Northwest, a place collectively pictured in a romantic mist that blots out its everyday banalities. Vocally, the Washingtonian shares space with the likes of Mirah, Laura Stevenson, and Jenny O. Describing her sound, Seattle Weekly writes, “Imagine Joanna Newsom as a ghost, benevolently haunting a cabin in the woods, and you’ll get an idea...”
You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship will be available on both tape and CD formats and releases on 8/24.
San Francisco's Pllush celebrates the release of their first LP today! Listen to the record in full wherever you stream music, and if you like it enough, don't hesitate to order the LP on either vinyl color, as a CD, or as a part of a bundle with an exclusive Pllush t-shirt!
This record has been on repeat at the Father/Daughter office since we received the demos late last year - we're beyond stoked for you to finally hear it. Praised by Pitchfork, The Fader, NPR Music and many other publications, Pllush's Stranger to the Pain is one of our favorite releases this year.
June 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Walker Art Center June 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Cooperage * June 30 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs * July 01 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop * July 02 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project * July 03 - Detroit, MI @ El Club * July 04 - Toronto, ON @ The Baby G * July 05 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola * July 06 - Burlington, VT @ Speaking Volumes * July 07 - Ithaca, NY @ The Chanticleer * July 08 - Boston, MA @ O'Briens * July 09 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery * July 10 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel * July 11 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd * July 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA * July 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (w/ Wilder Maker)
Alongside the new track, Remember Sports has also announced tour dates with F/D label mates, NADINE.
June 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Cooperage
June 30 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs
July 01 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
July 02 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project
July 03 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
July 04 - Toronto, ON @ The Baby G
July 05 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
July 06 - Burlington, VT @ Speaking Volumes
July 07 - Ithaca, NY @ The Chanticleer
July 08 - Boston, MA @ O'Briens
July 09 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery
July 10 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel
July 11 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
July 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
Pleased as pie to share "Ortega" with the world today. Listen to the second single off Pllush's first full-length, Stranger to the Pain, over at The FADER now.
"Guitarist and vocalist Eva Treadway's lyrics are specific, yet painfully relatable, she speak-sings in the second verse, revisiting unsatisfying diary entries from her youth. The charm of the track, however, lies in the chorus, which is generous in sympathy and perspective."
For a limited time, you could pre-order the record or CD with an exclusive Pllush t-shirt, making this the first time the band has had merch available on the web! Stranger to the Pain releases 6/08.
The second single to be shared from Slow Buzz, the third full-length from Philadelphia's Remember Sports, has been made available to stream via the FADER. Accompanying the interview is a brand spankin' new video for their newly shared song, "Pull Through."
The FADER wrote up a sweet piece on Remember Sports today, check out the article here and watch the video for "Pull Through" below.
Slow Buzz drops on May 18th, so make sure to get those pre-orders in - the grimace purple / bone a-side b-side is going fast..
Since first arriving on the Bay Area music scene four years ago, Pllush have amassed a dedicated following with the release of a pair of EPs (2015’s Pine and 2016’s Please) and a split with Father/Daughter label mates Remember Sports. 2018 sees the quartet release their debut full-length album, Stranger to the Pain, comprised of twelve songs recorded and mixed by Grace Coleman at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, CA and mixed by Carl Saff in Chicago, IL. The tender, slow tempoed lead single “Shannon” is centered on Karli Helm’s exquisite vocal style, leaving the listener with a memorable piano outro.
Having been the driving force of Attic Abasement for over a decade now, Mike Rheinheimer, a Rochester, NY native has amassed an extensive back catalog of lo-fi albums and EPs -- each one distributed via Bandcamp and short-run CD-Rs, and it was through those means that Attic Abasement's name became an underground phenomena. On April 6, 2018, Father/Daughter is proud to reissue Attic Abasement's seminal album, Dancing Is Depressing, digitally and on vinyl for the first and only time. Not only that, Dancing Is Depressing (Expanded Edition) will feature a pair of songs that originally appeared on local Rochester compilation albums.
Pre-order the record standalone or as a part of a bundle with a pre-order exclusive t-shirt and get a digital download of the full record! Attic Abasement's Dancing is Depressing (Expanded Edition) drops on 4/6. Watch the "Australia" music video on The Fader HERE.
It's been some time in the making, but it's finally here. Listen to "Up From Below", the first single from Remember Sports' third full-length, Slow Buzz.
"Amid crunchy power chords and searing guitar hooks, Perry impressively deploys a rapid-fire torrent of words that cut through the fray with open-hearted honesty."- NPR Music
Pre-order Slow Buzz as one of two vinyl variants, a CD digipack, or as part of a bundle with a pre-order exclusive Remember Sports t-shirt! And for the first time in Father/Daughter records history, we'll be including a temporary tattoo sheet inside every LP jacket.
Slow Buzz will be releasing on May 18th. You know how it goes: pre-order before it's too late!
That's right, for the first time ever, you can order from our UK store right here if you don't live on the Western Hemisphere! No more high shipping prices! No more long waits in front of your mailbox! We're slowly but surely getting all of our stock on it, so if your fav record isn't on it yet, it will be soon.
Hold tight, things are just getting started in 2018!
With the release of Hesitater, a new three-song EP by Durham’s Pale Kids out March 23, the band takes another step forward, writing their strongest melodies to date and crafting lyrics that pack a meaningful punch. The EP’s opening track, “St. Theresa” is a song about defining your beliefs on your own terms no matter what anyone else has to say. Hesitater proves that Pale Kids have come into their own, creating whip-smart punk at a time when it’s needed most.
In "Nail-biting Song" Anna McClellan conquers the unescapable feelings of monotony, frustration and sadness alongside an emotive piano ballad. Watch the dreamy visual companion for the track below, and read the piece Gorilla vs. Bear wrote about the video HERE.
You read that right. Diet Cig's debut Over Easy will be available on "Green Eggs & Ham" vinyl and CD starting April 6, 2018. The vinyl is also available as a limited edition bundle with an exclusive Diet Cig University tee. The Deluxe Edition CD includes the two songs from the now sold out Sleep Talk/Dinner Date 7". Pre-order all formats here!
Vinyl is in, orders are out, and streams are live. Thank you to everyone who supported our label with pre-orders of oh my over the past few months. It was definitely worth the wait!! oh my is available to stream on all streaming platforms and you could get a physical copy from our store or memphis industries' store if you live in the U.K.
You've waited long enough, here's the second and newest single off Anna McClellan's upcoming record, Yes and No. Gold Flake Paint was kind enough to premiere the song, and had the following to say about it:
Flailing Orbits, the latest song to be plucked from Anna McClellan’s forthcoming new record on Father/Daughter, sticks around for just shy of two minutes, seemingly because there’s nothing else for it to say, no ambiguous strands to be tied neatly in to bows. As wholesome as something so fleeting can be, the track is another impressive, invigorating taster of the ‘Yes and No‘ LP.
If you haven't yet, pre-order the record or CD here. The vinyl just arrived at Father/Daughter headquarters, and orders should be shipping the second week of February. You're going to love this one, trust us..
It's that time of year again, folks. If you live near or in Austin, come hang at The Sidewinder on Tuesday, March 13th!! Us and Don Giovanni Records will be throwing quite the shindig in the Lone Star State. It's going to be a wild week in Austin, but we'd love to see ya! RSVP HERE!
Returning to the stage to reveal the last single off her upcoming record, oh my, Nadine brings forth a near-hypnotic track that definitely gets us grooving. Leah Mandel of The Fader wrote a short piece on "Pews" and had the following to say about it:
"Pews" is the record's third and grooviest single. Its beat, layered but breezy, is anchored by Hulett's velvet voice, which she uses to examine her relationship to spirituality."
Read the full Fader article here and pre-order a digital or physical copy of the record on our store here. oh my will be released on January 26, 2018 in the United States on Father/Daughter Records and on Memphis Records in the U.K. and Europe.