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.


Ivory Coast, Valentine’s Day edition

Watch Pure Bathing Culture dazzle in an intimate version of “Ivory Coast” for Yours Truly. Thanks to Vlad and Will at YT for making it a reality.

Pure Bathing Culture “Ivory Coast” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

“Hey Winnie” video

Get Bent debuted the new Cocktails video for the song “Hey Winnie” earlier today. Watch the band do their best Point Break imitation below.

Cocktails play Oakland’s Night Light February 23rd with Warm Soda and Bad Vibes.

Leapling’s ‘Losing Face’ out today

The debut EP from Brooklyn, NY’s Leapling is out today both digitally and on vinyl. Visit iTunes, eMusic, and our online store to grab one for yourself and listen to the entire EP on Bandcamp.

Pure Bathing Culture / Caveman tour

Following appearances at SXSW, Pure Bathing Culture will tour the US with Fat Possum’s Caveman. Scope out the dates below!

3/15-3/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits
3/19 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
3/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
3/22 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar (Neon Reverb Fest)
3/23 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
3/24 – Sacramento, CA – TBD
3/26 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
3/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
3/29 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
3/30 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
4/01 – Austin, TX – The Parish
4/02 – Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
4/04 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
4/05 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
4/06 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
4/07 – Chapel Hill, NC  - Local 506
4/09 – Washington, DC – Black Cat (Backroom)
4/10 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
4/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s

Portals debuts new Leapling track

We’re honored to have had the fine folks of Portals premiere another song from the Leapling Losing Face EP, gracing the world with its presence next week. Give a listen to the smooth opener, “Nature Must Not Win”…

Introducing Cocktails

Cocktails are both our beverage of choice AND the newest member of the Father/Daughter Records family — come February 12th, their self-titled 7″ EP will grace your turntables with some of the most addictive power pop around. The vinyl is available in limited supply, with a very special edition pressed on “blonde” wax, limited to 150. Give a listen to “Hey Winnie,” the first single off the EP (premiered by our dear friends at IMPOSE)…

If you live in San Francisco, join us at The Hemlock Tavern on Friday, February 1st for Cocktails’ record release show with friends Warm Soda and DSTVV.

Listen to “If You’re Patient” off Leapling’s forthcoming EP

Leapling are one of the newer faces around the halls of Father/Daughter but come January 15th, they’ll be claiming space on your record shelf when their debut record, Losing Face, makes its way into this world. Weighing in at 5 songs, Losing Face began as the solo home recordings of lead singer & guitarist Dan Arnes. After welcoming Yoni David (drums), R.J. Gordon (bass) and Joey Postiglione (guitar), Leapling became a reality. Give a listen to “If You’re Patient” on Soundcloud…

Start your engines because you can pre-order the very pretty and very limited vinyl starting now and come 1/15, it’ll be available through all your favorite digital retailers. But may I suggest snatching up one of the 100 copies on bone colored vinyl before they’re dust?

If you live in NY, you’re damn lucky because you can catch Leapling live at Death By Audio TONIGHT, with more shows in the area to come next year.

SF Weekly profiles Father/Daughter

Check out SF Weekly’s All Shook Down blog to learn more about the folks behind the curtain at Father/Daughter. Thanks so much to Sam & Ian for choosing to feature us!

Levek featured in new Apple spot

‘Look on the Bright Side’ is featured in the new Apple MacBook Pro ad. Watch it HERE.

Lots o’ news

First and foremost, we are incredibly excited to welcome Brooklyn’s Leapling and San Francisco’s Cocktails into the Father/Daughter fold. Leapling’s EP will be out at the end of the year, and Cocktails will kick off 2013. Get to know them, friend them on Facebook and most importantly, BE NICE.

Pure Bathing Culture just announced shows with Twin Sister and Poor Moon on the West Coast and Levek is on tour now. They’re playing select shows in Florida with Of Montreal (!!!) in November.

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Ivory Coast video

We were super honored to have friends, Gorilla vs Bear premiere the Sean Pecknold directed “Ivory Coast” video for Pure Bathing Culture. BIG THANKS to everyone involved in the making of the video and Chris @ GvsB for being such a supporter of PBC and Father/Daughter. If you live on the West Coast, get ready to see them live with Sun Airway in October!

Pure Bathing Culture – Ivory Coast from Sean Pecknold on Vimeo.

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!