New Levek & Pure Bathing Culture shows

Peep the tour dates section for hot and fresh show schedules including Pure Bathing Culture/Sun Airway west coast tour and Levek at CMJ!

Thrilled to announce…

Pure Bathing Culture has joined the Memphis Industries family! Memphis will re-release their self-titled EP overseas this coming November 19th. The Americas can still get their copy on vinyl and digitally from Father/Daughter.

Catch PBC at MusicFestNW with Julia Holter next week in Portland, in what’s expecting to be one of the must-see shows of the weekend!

Upcoming Pure Bathing Culture shows…
9/4 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
9/8 – Portland, OR – MusicfestNW @ The Old Church (w/ Julia Holter)
9/9 – Portland, OR – Rontoms (Hott Summer Nights)

Mutual Benefit on tour!

Go say hi to Jordan and snag one of the last copies of the Mutual Spirits 12″ split before they’re gone forever!

7/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Spike Hill (w/ Ice Cream, Grand Resort, Housekeeping)
7/31 – Boston, MA – Middle East (w/ Abadabad, Time Wharp, Magical Mistakes)
8/02 – Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium (w/ Catamaran, Magical Mistakes, Cuddle Formation, Little Spoon)
8/03 – New Jersey – Grandma’s House (w/ Sky Stadium, Magical Mistakes, Little Spoon, Cuddle Formation, Period Girls)
8/04 – Baltimore, MD – Backyard Show (w/ Lands and Peoples, Magical Mistakes, Little Spoon)
8/05 – Pittsburgh, PA – TBA
8/06 – Athens, OH – The Union (w/ Weird Science, Magical Mistakes)
8/07 – Columbus, OH – Kobo (w/ June66, Francis Bacon Band, Magical Mistakes)
8/08 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig (w/ Dreampeter, Little Spoon, Magical Mistakes)
8/09 – Chicago, IL – Birdfeeder (w/ Little Spoon)
8/10 – Dover, OH – TBA (w/ Little Spoon)
8/11 – Rochester, NY (w/ Little Spoon)

New Levek & Pure Bathing Culture tour dates

Peep our TOUR DATES section for new Levek and Pure Bathing Culture gigs. Levek is going on a short east coast tour with Dent May, including two NYC shows. They’ll be selling what’s left of the Look on the Bright Side 7″s – snag your copy before they sell out!

Meanwhile, Pure Bathing Culture is taking the west by storm — catch them in Portland at PDX Pop Now! Summer Festival and MusicFestNW.


It’s here! It’s here! The debut EP from Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture is widely available starting today! The vinyl + digital download + button package can be ordered from our ONLINE STORE + soon to be in your local indie record store. Catch them on the following dates and keep your peepers open for much more from these folks including the official “Ivory Coast” music video.

May 25 – Sam Bonds – Eugene, OR (w/ Gardens & Villa)
June 2 – Huichica Music Festival – Sonoma, CA (w/ Beachwood Sparks, Sonny and The Sunsets, Papercuts and more)
June 6 – Holocene – Portland, OR
July 9 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

Pure Bathing Culture joins the F/D family

We are extremely thrilled to welcome our Portland pals, Pure Bathing Culture to the Father/Daughter Records family! Their debut EP will be out this Spring, but in the meantime, catch the duo (along with their very talented musician friends Zach Tillman and Jenna Conrad) on the following dates, including a FREE show tonight at Mississippi Studios:

2/14 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR – FREE SHOW!
3/25 – Rontoms, Portland, OR
4/3 – Valentines, Portland, OR
4/18 – Holocene, Portland, OR
5/4 – University of Montana- Top Hall Lounge, Missoula, MT (with Fruit Bats)
5/5 – The Bell Tower, Pullman, WA (with Fruit Bats)

Levek + Hundred Waters tour

Levek & Hundred Waters are touring together this March, including some amazing shows at the Orange You Glad Festival in Orlando, FL and NY dates with Conveyor, Emily Reo and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Levek will be playing with a new line up (ex-Levek band members make up Hundred Waters, who are mind blowing btw) and you might even hear songs off his forthcoming, TBA full-length album if you’re lucky. There are still copies of Levek’s “Look on the Bright Side” 7″ available, but not for long so many sure to snatch one up from our online store or any of the shows listed below.

Levek & Hundred Waters tour

3/1 – Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, FL (600 N. Ashley Drive)
3/2 – The Blue Owl, Sarasota, FL
3/3 – Club Bardot, Miami, FL
3/4 – Charles Mansion, Tallahassee, FL (w/ Woset)
3/5 – Bobo Gallery, Asheville, NC (w/ 2PP)
3/6 – Gallery 5, Richmond, VA (w/ Tungs)
3/7 – Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY (w/ Emily Reo, Philip Seymour Hoffman)
3/8 – Piano’s – New York, NY (w/ Conveyor, ILLUMNTR, Floating)
3/9 – 424 King Ave at The Johnson House, Athens, GA (w/ Vestibules and Subscriber)
3/10 – Orange You Glad Festival, Orlando, FL
3/11 – Church of Holy Colors, Gainesville, FL (w/ Secret Mountains, Saskatchewan, Hear Hums)

Holy Spirits! East Coast! Tour! Gem Club!

Our own Holy Spirits will be touring the bejeezus out of the East Coast starting the 1st of October along with one of our current musical crushes, Gem Club. We can’t even begin to describe how incredible Holy Spirits’ live show is so instead of wasting your time reading about it, just GO to these shows (and buy a copy of their limited 12″ split with Mutual Benefit while you’re there…)

9/24 – Boston, MA @ Lillypad Gallery
10/1 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop
10/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Book Space
10/3 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
10/4 – Washington D.C. @ Red Onion Records (Presented by Head Underwater)
10/5 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight (Presented by Chill Mega Chill Records)
10/6 – Wilmington, NC @ Gravity Records (Presented by Get Off the Coast)
10/7 – Columbia, SC @ Conundrum Arts Space (Presented by WUSC Radio)
10/8 – Atlanta, GA @ The Cottage (Presented by Wholly Roller)

Download “High School Lover”

…then pre-order the crap outta the 7″, limited to 500 on white vinyl coming out Sept. 13th!

Oregon Bike Trails – High School Lover by fatherdaughter

High School Lover 7″ pre-order

Pre-orders for the Oregon Bike Trails ‘High School Lover’ 7″ have begun… snag your copy from our online store! We’re only pressing 500 of them on white vinyl and every 7″ order comes with a digital download + our infamous 1″ button sets. If you don’t believe how awesome this release is, check out the A-side track, “High School Lover.”

Father/Daughter are proud to welcome…

Oregon Bike Trails to the family! If you’re not familiar, Oregon Bike Trails is a band from LA playing some of the best indie/pop this side of the Mississippi. We’re extremely excited to release a 7″ for them this September. Keep an eye on our news for more information and pre-order!

Holy Spirits – “To the Shore” video

Scope the new video for “To the Shore” directed by BriAnna Olson. Holy Spirits split with Mutual Benefit is out now on beautiful 12″ vinyl, limited to 250 copies. Order your copy HERE and download a free mp3 of “To the Shore” HERE! Holy Spirits + Mutual Benefit are both playing their record release show tomorrow (Weds June 8th) at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY. More info HERE.

To The Shore – Holy Spirits from brianna olson on Vimeo.

First taste of Mutual Spirits

We are delighted to share two songs off the forthcoming Mutual Spirits 12″ we are releasing on May 24th. Visit yvynyl to download “No Names” from Mutual Benefit and Get Off The Coast to download “To The Shore” from Holy Spirits. Mutual Spirits is a split between both bands, limited to 250 on gold + clear swirl vinyl with album art designed by Think or Smile. Every vinyl order comes with a digital download and 1″ button set, made by hand by us! Get your pre-order on…

The L Magazine chooses…

Family Trees as one of 8 Bands You Need To Hear. And it’s true.

Read all about it!

This is so cool

John Fraser, “Sepia” from Eater NY on Vimeo.

tooth ache. on tour

Check her out in the following cities…

3/22 – Glowsticks (1376 N Dean St, Apt 3F) – Chicago IL w/ Hubble, Toby Aronson
3/23 – Mockbee- Cincinnati, OH w/ Hubble, Toby Aronson
3/24 – Behind the Candle Shop – Oberlin, OH w/ Hubble, Toby Aronson
3/25 – Paper Sun – Washington, DC w/ Hubble, Toby Aronson
4/2 – The Monkey House – Burlington, VT w/ Nat Baldwin

tooth ache. + SXSW = AWESOME

Our little lady from Burlington, VT is playing a handful of shows at SXSW this week. Go say hi for us!

Wednesday 3/16 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (aka Ms. Bea’s)
Intl Tapes Showcase
1104 E. 6th St., Austin, TX

Thursday 3/17 @ Hot Mama’s
Kassette Klub x Head Underwater Showcase
2401 E 6th St., Austin, TX

Thursday 3/17 @ Brave New Book
NNA x Not Not Fun Showcase
1904 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX

Friday 3/18 @ Brave New Books
Friendship Bracelet x Weird Magic Showcase
1904 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX

New year, new releases

It would be wrong of us to withhold important information from you, our family so without further ado, welcome Mutual Benefit and Holy Spirits to the Father/Daughter Records family! We’ll be releasing a limited split 12″ with both bands on May 17th. There will be lots of cool stuff associated with this release so stay tuned for more info, music and good vibes.

Levek tour

It’s official. Levek is going on tour. Father/Daughter representatives will be at both NYC shows, selling vinyl and giving away buttons so make sure to come say hi!

3/5 @ Cameo Gallery – Brooklyn, NY (w/ Dinosaur Feathers, Motel Motel)
3/6 @ Pianos – New York, NY (w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
3/7 @ Butcher Shoppe – Boston, MA (w/ Mutual Benefit)
3/8 @ The Ox – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Shark?, Arches)
3/10 @ Gravity Records – Wilmington, NC (FREE SHOW!)
3/12 @ Common Grounds – Gainesville, FL (w/ Holiday Shores, Idiot Glee)
3/13 @ Farside – Tallahassee, FL (w/ Holiday Shores, Idiot Glee)
3/14 @ Handlebar – Pensacola, FL (w/ Holiday Shores, Idiot Glee)


OMG Vinyl is one of our favorite websites. So when they wrote about Father/Daughter this morning, I nearly fell out of my chair. EVERYONE should read this website on a daily basis. They consistently spotlight independent artists and labels who embrace the vinyl format. Check them out here: OMG VINYL

Nap time

Yeah, we’ve been quiet but we’ve also been super busy planning out the next F/D releases to grace your record players. We’ll have stuff to announce very soon, hold tight!

What we can tell you is that Levek is planning his first East Coast tour with full band in tow. Keep an eye on our tour dates page for shows as they get confirmed. Record stores – if you’re interested in stocking the Levek 7″, please hit us up at, we still have copies in stock. And our little tooth ache. lady is always playing shows and we’re working on some remixes and videos as we speak.

Be good to each other and always remember – Father/Daughter loves you!

F/D sponsored show in SF on January 20th

See The Leaves and Father/Daughter are proud to bring you performances from Holy Spirits, Mutual Benefit, Phantom Kicks and Steffaloo at Milk Bar in San Francisco on Thursday, January 20th. Joining them will be visual artist Think or Smile. Come hang out, have some drinks, buy some vinyl and get yourself lost in these amazing bands.

Still Single reviews tooth ache.

If you haven’t been reading Doug Mosurock’s Still Single Tumblr before, consider this your wake up call. We were so amped to see a review of tooth ache.’s Skin/Lazarus 7″ go up yesterday and check out this line from it — “Tooth Ache (a/k/a Alexandria Hall) is the rare instance when the gears turn in the increasingly populist underground and out spits a modern day rarity.” WOW. Read the whole thing HERE.

Happy Holidays y’all!

Thanks to those who supported Father/Daughter through our holidaze sale and everyone who listed any of our artists on their year end lists. We couldn’t have gotten where we are today without your support. Happy holidays!!

We’re someone’s best 7″ label of the year

Still can’t believe the amount of love music bloggers and writers have been showing our artists this year. Levek, tooth ache. and Family Trees have made many folks’ year end lists and now our friends at We Listen For You has chosen Father/Daughter Records as one of their top 7″ labels of the year (we’re in great company with Forest Family Records and Jax Art). On behalf of all of the artists on F/D, Father & Daughter salute you.

Our favorite words of 2010…

We’ve joined the masses and decided on a “best of” list of our favorite words of the year. One half of us (not the father) probably used many of these way too much this year. MORE WORDS IN 2K11!











Father/Daughter Friends & Family Mix 2010

Here’s the tracklisting for the F/D Friends & Fam mix that comes free with every purchase in December including our 21 Days of Holidaze sale…

1. Levek – It’s Outside Cold Baby
2. mutual benefit – Wishing
3. Family Trees – Teenage Eyes
4. Holy Spirits – Tongues
5. Coma Cinema – Tour All Winter
6. SUNBEAM RD. – Circular Breathing
7. Ghost Animal – Helpless


Yeah, we’re a little slow in the news updating department. It’s getting increasingly harder to pull ourselves away from all our amazing Twitter buds :)

Anyway, just letting ya’ll know that we’re running a very special holiday sale going on RIGHT NOW. From December 1 through December 21 ONLY you’ll get all 3 F/D 7″ releases released so far (all limited to 500 and come with digital downloads, btw), a F/D 1″ button set & a F/D Family & Friends mix for the low low price of $21! That even includes FREE SHIPPING in the US and Canada ($5 charge will be applied to international orders). Order yours right here: 21 DAYS OF HOLIDAZE SALE

Aside from that, we’re stoked that the Levek records have begun shipping and we’re really looking forward to what 2011 has for Father & Daughter.

tooth ache. will send you spinning

tooth ache.’s new video for Skin is crazy awesome. Don’t even know where to start. Think 90s Debbie Gibson mashed with cable access and a killer song over it. Just check it out for yourself. Our friends at Altered Zones & Chocolatebobka co-premiered it earlier this week. We still have tooth ache. 7″s available — the single is limited to 400, pressed on clear vinyl and comes with a digital download and Father/Daughter button set. Grab your copy from our online store!

tooth ache. | “skin” from WEIRD CANDLES on Vimeo.


That’s all we can say is wow. The Levek 7″ was just officially announced yesterday and we’ve already been getting a ton of love for it. To our boos at I Guess I’m Floating, Styrofoam Drone, No Modest Bear, smokeDONTsmoke, Einstein Music Journal, Reviler & Speaker Snacks, THANK YOU. If it weren’t for people like you, we wouldn’t be here. GROUP HUG!

Levek is here

Florida’s Levek aka David Levesque is releasing his debut 7″ with Father/Daughter Records and we couldn’t be more excited. Available November 16, 2010, Levek features two new songs — “Look on the Bright Side” and “Slow” and is pressed on sultry red vinyl. Every record order comes with a digital download bundle including both songs off the 7″ and three additional/bonus tracks and a handmade button set. Pre-order the new jams on our online store HERE.

While you’re here, why not download the A-side, “Look on the Bright Side” and check out the cover art, designed by Señor Levesque himself…

Come hang out with us during CMJ!

We done did Levek

That’s right. That baby is being mastered as we speak. And are you curious as to when you’ll be able to get your grubby hands on it? Well, mark your calendars — November 16th is the official release date for the Levek Father/Daughter 7″. We’re without name at the moment but that could change any second. We’re bummed Levek won’t be able to join us during CMJ but please come hang with us and Family Trees and tooth ache. at the following shows:

Family Trees
Thursday, October 21st @ The Pyramids (32D South 1st Street, Brooklyn)
Kanine Records, Gorilla vs Bear, Forest Family Records, Father/Daughter Records and friends present…
with Cults, Tennis, Young Prisms, Eternal Summers, Dent May and Special Guests

Saturday, October 23rd @ Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St, Manhattan)
Pop Tarts Suck Toasted and Father/Daughter Records presents…
with Reading Rainbow, Ava Luna, Soars, Slow Animal, Sisters, Sunglasses, tooth ache. and Les Vinyl

tooth ache.
Tuesday, October 19th @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn)
Micro-Pixel-Rites Official CMJ show
with Spectre Folk , Woodsman, Steve Gunn

Wednesday, October 20th @ Piano’s (158 Ludlow Street, Manhattan)
Chocolatebobka CMJ Day Party
More info TBA

Wednesday, October 20th @ Silent Barn (Queens, NY)
with Lawrence Welks, Toby Aronson, Driphouse, Thoughtbroadcast, JANGULA

Saturday, October 23rd @ Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St, Manhattan)
Pop Tarts Suck Toasted and Father/Daughter Records presents…
Reading Rainbow, Ava Luna, Soars, Slow Animal, Sisters, Sunglasses, Family Trees and Les Vinyl

Tympanogram digs tooth ache.

And why wouldn’t they? One of our new favorite blogs, Tympanogram, dishes on the Skin 7″ and gives away a free mp3. Thanks buds!

Welcome Levek to the F/D Family

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Father/Daughter will be releasing a limited run 7″ for Florida’s Levek this winter. Levek is David Levesque, a bus driver during the day and a smooth croon on his off hours. You may have caught his a cappella cover of Grizzly Bear’s “Shift” buzzing around the internets but let us just say, you haven’t heard anything yet. More info to come in the meantime, stay tuned to Levek’s Myspace and the F/D site for more info as it comes in.

“Levek floats us through a warm and foggy paradise- you can almost feel the mist on your face.” — I Guess I’m Floating

“What Levek offers are beautifully intricate songs that live somewhere between Paul Simon and Bon Iver—patchwork pieces stitched from swampy tribal beats, looped vocals, accidental environmental sounds, and quiet ukelele.” — Break Thru Radio

“This dude seriously rocks, I highly recommend you check him out.” — The Tape

Welcome to our new home!

Please wipe your feet before coming in, we just put down new flooring. Welcome to, stoked to have you. We’re pretty excited to release tooth ache.’s Skin 7″ on the 17th – if you haven’t pre-ordered it, do so HERE (limited to 400 on clear vinyl) and download the lead track HERE.

Delicious Scopitone chose tooth ache. as their pick of the day on Pitchfork’s Altered Zones. Read all about it HERE.

Wow, we’ve been busy

We’ve been busy sending out Family Trees orders, sharing the 7″ with great new blog friends and gearing up for our next release, tooth ache.’s Skin 7″. Pre-order will be up this weekend! We’re working on a new website and are also proud to announce that we’ll be releasing a 7″ with Orlando, FL’s Levek come October. And you’ll be able to catch some of our artists at a TBA CMJ party in NYC too! Phew, okay, back to work…

Get Dream Talkin on iTunes

Love the songs but don’t have a record player? (What are you thinking? Go out and buy one RIGHT NOW.) You can now buy the three tracks on Dream Talkin through iTunes right HERE. Spread the good word!

Have a great 4th of July America!

No One Will Ever Know video on Gorilla vs Bear

Amanda from Family Trees directed this awesome hazy video for No One Will Ever Know, the b-side on the Dream Talkin 7″. Our buds over at Gorilla vs Bear are premiering it right now, so what are you waiting for? Check it out!

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Family Trees do Northside

If you’re moping around Brooklyn Saturday night, why not check out We Listen For You‘s killer Northside showcase at Glasslands?? Not only will Family Trees have 7″s to sell to you but they’re also going to play some sweet jams along with The Pass, Slow Animal and The Zookeepers.

And while you’re at it, grab Flavorwire’s hotttt mixx featuring 10 bands you must not miss at Northside.

tooth ache. Skin 7" out August 17th

Yup, we finally made up our minds and tooth ache.’s Skin 7″ will be out on August 17th. These two songs are going to be on ever summer mix imaginable, mark our works. Keep an eye out for pre-order info and tour dates!

tooth ache. – Skin 7″
a. Skin
b. Lazarus

Can’t wait for it? Download Skin from our Soundcloud page while you can!

It just doesn't stop

We couldn’t be more stoked about meeting all of our new internet buddies and getting to read their gushing posts about Family Trees. Really guys, thanks so much for giving the band a chance and sharing it with everyone who visits your amazing blogs. Check out new friends Everybody Taste, Friends With Both Arms and The Tale of The Tape for lots of great music, including our own Family Trees. Don’t forget, you can pre-order your copy of Dream Talkin on our webstore and all of the records will ship on June 29th.

Oh, and some new news for ya — Family Trees are playing this year’s Northside Festival in Brooklyn, NY. They’ll be joining Slow Animal, The Pass and many more on the We Listen For You showcase. More details to come!

Dream Talkin on Pitchfork!

Pitchfork showed Family Trees some Forkcast love today. A picture’s worth 1,001 words. Check it outttttttt –>

Family Trees L-O-V-E

Lots of (new) friends are showing their love for Family Trees. Big ups to Weekly Tape Deck, Microphone Memory Emotion, Neu Magazine, Nu Rave Brainwave, Delicious Scopitone, Beachtapes and Life Aquatic. Check out all of ‘em and then stay for a while!

You can pre-order the Family Trees Dream Talkin 7″ from our online store right here. There’s only 400 of them, on clear vinyl!

Dream Talkin

Family Trees are Ryan, Joe & Amanda. On June 29th, we’ll welcome the Brooklyn band’s ‘Dream Talkin’ 7″ to the world. The 3 warm beachy tunes will be pressed on clear vinyl and limited to 400. PRE-ORDER DREAM TALKIN FROM OUR ONLINE STORE NOW! Catch ‘em on these dates:

June 17 @ Tater Junction, Baltimore MD (w Reading Rainbow, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez
June 18 @ Tea Bazaar, Charlottesville VA (w Eternal Summers, Greenland, Andrew Cedermark)
June 19 @ Strange Matter, Richmond VA (w Hot Lava, Eternal Summers, Sad Cobras)