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Introducing Proper.'s new album, The Great American Novel

Posted on January 18th, 2022

We are very elated to announce The Great American Novel, the third full-length from the Brooklyn, NY trio known as Proper. Available March 25 digitally and on LP, CD, and cassette April 29, The Great American Novel is being released in tandem with our friends at Big Scary Monsters throughout the UK & Europe.

The Great American Novel is a concept album about how Black genius, specifically my own, goes ignored, is relentlessly contested, or just gets completely snuffed out before it can flourish,” says vocalist Erik Garlington (he/him). “This record is a concept album that’s meant to read like a book; every song is a chapter following the protagonist through their 20s. Imagine a queer, Black Holden Caufield-type coming up in the 2010s. Produced and recorded by Bartees Strange and mixed and mastered by Brian DiMeglio, The Great American Novel is abrasive, powerful, and beautifully poignant.

Pre-order the Baby Pink & Evergreen Splatter Father/Daughter exclusive vinyl, CD, and cassette here and watch the music video for "Milk & Honey" below.

Tasha's sophomore album, Tell Me What You Miss The Most

Posted on October 28th, 2021

Tasha's sophomore album, Tell Me What You Miss The Most, will be released digitally on November 5 and on LP/CD/Cassette on December 3. Watch the music video for "Perfect Wife" below and pre-order the Transparent Milky Clear Father/Daughter exclusive vinyl here.

Meet S. Raekwon & listen to the first track from his debut album, 'Where I'm at Now' out October 8

Posted on August 3rd, 2021

We're beyond excited to introduce you to our newest artist, S. Raekwon! Steven Reynolds, the NYC by way of Buffalo, NY singer/songwriter behind S. Raekwon, wowed with his 2020 double A-side single released as part of Saddle Creek's Document series. He follows that up with his debut album entitled Where I’m at Now, out October 8.

Recorded between New York City and a six-month stint at his girlfriend’s parents’ home in Edwardsville, IL during the pandemic, Where I’m at Now is the album S. Raekwon made for himself with a clarity that arrived as he located his missing pieces in the world. His time in the Midwest proved influential on Reynolds; it is where he reconnected with the Black side of his family, his father’s, and took part in the worldwide protests against police brutality.

Mastered by Heba Kadry, the self-produced album encapsulates the life and influences of a 21st century 20-something, at the start of not only a new path but a new decade as well. It embodies the relentlessness of the East Village and the quiet serenity of Edwardsville. Reynolds handles the compositions and all of the instrumentation himself (save for drums on two songs), uniting guitar, piano, percussion, and synths beneath his tender tenor.

Today, you can hear the first single, "Darling" and watch the V Haddad directed video below.

Where I’m at Now is available on beautiful half opaque custard, half baby blue vinyl ~ a F/D exclusive limited to 500. Place your pre-order here!

mui zyu's 'a wonderful thing vomits' out July 30

Posted on July 21st, 2021

We are excited to announce mui zyu's debut EP, a wonderful thing vomits, out July 30. Today, you can hear the new song "yolk" and watch the accompanying video below. Born in Northern Ireland to Hong Kong parents and now based in London, mui zyu (pronounced “moy joo”) is the solo project of musician Eva Liu, also of experimental pop trio, Dama Scout. Exploring themes of alienation, cultural displacement, escape, and her own gathered trauma as an East Asian queer woman not sure where to call home whilst trying to find strength and positivity through creativity, mui zyu’s sonic palette draws on her love of video games, film soundtracks and 90’s Cantonese pop songs. mui zyu melts syrupy melodies with traditional Chinese instruments and disintegrating lo-fi soundscapes. Pre-order the EP here.

Esther Rose covers EP 'How Many More Times' out July 16

Posted on June 21st, 2021

Out July 16, How Many More Times is a six-song collection of reimagined Esther Rose songs from her 2021 album, How Many Times. Collaborators include Shamir, Anjimile, Stef Chura, Tasha, Twain, and a remix by NM-based DJ, Field Supervisor.

Today you can hear Shamir's cover of "Songs Remain" on all streaming services and on YouTube here. "Songs Remain is a song I immediately resonated with upon first listen," explains Shamir. "I'm unfortunately one of those people who associate love with grief. Constantly reminding myself that emotions and connections are fleeting, so I make note of the concrete things. The connection I had with this song allowed me to record it relatively fast. I wanted to keep the song simple like the original, but add a little Shamir weirdness to it with some spacey guitar."

Home Is Where joins Father/Daughter!

Posted on June 10th, 2021

We are super excited to welcome Florida's Home Is Where to the label! Along with Knifepunch Records, we are pressing their incredible album, I Became Birds, on vinyl for the first time ever.

The F/D exclusive Olive+Bone A Side B Side is ltd to 500 & comes with a free sticker. Also available is a sick new HIW tee! Preorder all now here.

Read Stereogum's Band To Watch feature here to learn more about the band!

mui zyu joins Father/Daughter, listen to "pour a brain"

Posted on April 27th, 2021

Father/Daughter is proud to welcome mui zyu [pronounced ”moy joo”] to the label.

mui zyu is a Hong Kong British artist based in London who weaves sugary melodies through haunting sound scapes creating a palette between off-kilter pop and lo-fi film scores.
 mui zyu takes inspiration from video games, films and her family’s Cantonese pop collection. For fans of Broadcast, Mort Garson, Kelsey Lu, DRINKS, Oneohtrix Point Never and Satoshi Ashikawa.

mui zyu's debut single, "pour a brain" is out now. Stream it everywhere here and watch the official music video below.

'Saving For a Custom Van' Adam Schlesinger Tribute Exclusive Vinyl Me, Please LP Pressing

Posted on April 1st, 2021

Adam Schlesinger was a prodigious and prolific songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He died on April 1, 2020 at the age of 52 as the result of complications from COVID-19.

Not only was Schlesinger in multiple beloved bands—including the power-pop-leaning Fountains of Wayne and sophisticated electro-pop act Ivy—but he also collaborated on songs for movie soundtracks and the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

In June 2020, a wide array of artists touched by Schlesinger's life paid tribute to the many musical projects of which he was a part via a Bandcamp-exclusive benefit compilation, Saving for a Custom Van. The 31-song collection features collaborators, tourmates, friends, and fans putting their own spin on songs spanning his entire career.

Now, for the first and only time, Saving for a Custom Van will be available on vinyl, available exclusively from the Vinyl Me, Please. The 3xLP collection is pressed on pink vinyl and includes an 8 page booklet with photos and personal essays from Ben Lee, Jody Porter, Sarah Silverman, Rachel Bloom, and more. Preorder the LP here. Vinyl will begin shipping in late September 2021.

Saving for a Custom Van proceeds will be donated to MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund, which is dedicated to helping music industry and community members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Remember Sports album, Like a Stone, out April 23

Posted on February 10th, 2021

Philly's Remember Sports are back with a new album entitled Like a Stone, out digitally, on vinyl, CD, and cassette April 23rd. We're teaming up with Big Scary Monsters who will release Like a Stone in the UK and throughout Europe. The Peach & Pink Moon Phase vinyl is a Father/Daughter exclusive color. In addition to the physical formats, there are new t-shirt and hoodie designs available in bundles with the record and separately. LP/CD/CS orders include a free sticker sheet by Faye Orlove while supplies last. Pre-orders are available now here: http://fatherdaughter.co/likeastone

Remember Sports has also shared a video for first single from Like a Stone. Watch "Pinky Ring" below.

'How Many Times,' the new album from Esther Rose out March 26

Posted on January 26th, 2021

We are ecstatic to announce Esther Rose's third album entitled How Many Times, out March 26. The new album is available to pre-order on Transparent Red vinyl (Father/Daughter exclusive), CD, and cassette here. Watch the Sarrah Danziger-directed video for the title track below.

Listen to Father/Daughter's Best of 2020 picks

Posted on December 18th, 2020

As the year comes to a close, we'd love to share a mix of songs that helped us through this crummy year. Enjoy 22 songs hand picked from the F/D team, our artists and friends who've made so many of our releases this year possible. Listen to the playlist here!

Carmen (Remember Sports)
Hannah Sun - Lomelda
The first time I heard this song was when we did a few shows with Hannah in January 2019 and it's been stuck in my head ever since, like a ghost, because all I could do was hum along with what I remembered of the song. To me it perfectly encapsulates feeling blue on tour and I will always love any song that shouts out my home state, New Jersey. Hannah is the best at writing a soaring melody that sticks to all the edges of your heart.

Andrew Lopez (Father/Daughter)
Fact Almighty - Yves Jarvis
The closing track to a beautifully textured and emotive record from Yves Jarvis. The echoes of Acetone alongside blues tinged riffs on this track make me feel like sitting on my porch on a rainy day, watching people go by for hours. The drifting cadence and earnestness of this closer make it impossible to not hit repeat.

Jordan Lee (Mutual Benefit)
If You're Sure You Want To - Alabaster DePlume
I was immediately drawn to these subtle little melancholy instrumentals which valued humanity over virtuosity in the performances and have spent many long walks around Brooklyn with this album playing in my headphones. In particular, If You're Sure You Want To takes a simple motif and builds a whole world out of it while still pausing in between each phrase as if to remind the listener to take a deep breath. I don't know about you but that is a reminder I've needed more than a few times this year.

Esther Rose
Shadow on the Wall - Video Age
This song is a pop masterpiece; every second and every beat feels like it was designed to make you want to dance.

Jessi Frick (Father/Daughter)
Waxahatchee - Can’t Do Much
It was really, really hard to listen to new music in 2020. I wanted the comfort of the familiar, old staples that could transport me back to a time that felt more “normal.” But one album gave me those feels, and that was Waxahatchee’s Saint Cloud. “Can’t Do Much” in particular makes me want to go for a long drive to nowhere, blasting it on repeat until I reach the end.

On the Floor - Perfume Genius
I think it's a perfect song in every way, and it's the coolest song I've heard in a long time. It's retrofuturistic, it's exciting, and it's beautiful.

Rollerskating - Sizzy Rocket

Sara Gibbs (Father/Daughter)
Pretty Please - Dua Lipa
Future Nostalgia coming out at the very beginning of quarantine was such a blessing. I would listen/sing/dance to this album to trick myself into believing I was in a good mood at least once a day.

Tyler Andere (Father/Daughter)
Big Fun Party - Eliza Niemi
This little slice of Canadian indie pop stayed in my head rent free all year. It zips and zaps with Eliza’s cool as a cucumber vocal delivery and her perfectly placed cello accompaniment. Put this on a loop and every detail starts to come to life.

Joe (Sat. Nite Duets)
Describe - Perfume Genius

Andrew (Sat. Nite Duets)
Be There Still - Woods
Makes me feel like I am in the midst of a peaceful montage in a movie about my life riding in a convertible feeling serious in a good way.

Anna McClellan
Hannah Please - Lomelda
This song makes me sad in a happy way. Fiercely relatable, I can practically feel her breath waft through the speakers and enwrap me, reminding me that we are both small potatoes and the big picture all at once. "Swear I try/ I'll be sky/ Somehow"

Dumb Driver - IAN SWEET
Everything from the drums to the guitar to the vocal is hypnotizing. This song has been on repeat on my long drive to work when I want to feel powerful and achey.

Robin Edwards (Lisa Prank)
Back of the Truck - Michete
This song (and the corresponding video) is the best thing to come out of Seattle since the Space Needle. Michete is a genius.

Christelle Bofale
Mother Nature’s Bitch - Okay Kaya
This song always comes on at the right time one hundred percent of the time because I don’t think there is a moment these days where I am not feeling like I’m mother nature’s bitch. I just feel like this is what the inside of my brain sounds like.

Drake Maxson (Polyvinyl Records)
Loom - Olafur Arnalds
The whole album radiates this soothing energy that is beautiful to listen to and provided me with many moments of peace; standing in stark contrast to this very un-peaceful year. If you need to slow down and relax, I highly suggest making a huge cup of tea and listening to this.

Chris Burque (Ghost Town)
The Serpent (In Quicksilver) - Harold Budd
Do Me Like That - E. Live feat. Chesta Blake
I Wish You Love, Pt. 1 - Joe Bataan
Working from home, navigating the very weird waters of the music + entertainment industries in 2020, while also overseeing remote learning for three kids, the moods in our house were constantly shape shifting. Depending on where we were at at any given moment, the music played in our house was either a way to calm and anchor us, bring us max joy, or ride a peaceful wave in between. Harold Budd (RIP), E. Live, and Joe Bataan were three of the artists who helped accomplish that and helped me and my family get through this year.

Chris Hassen (Polyvinyl Records)
Simmer - Hayley Williams
This song came out right at the beginning of the year as the first taste of her debut solo record and true to its name, "Simmer" was a slow burner for me. It initially caught me off guard with how different it is sonically from her work with Paramore, but something about it just kept tugging at me until I gave in and my love for this song (and the whole album, really) reached a full boil.

Shannon Kurlander (Terrorbird Media)
Hearts Collide Way 2 Fast - Jasper Lotti
Any song that doubled as a therapeutic song in both my bathtime and morning walks, immediately became my most played in 2020.

Dawood Nadurath (Terrorbird Media)
Pashto - Gary, Indiana
2020 has been a year of pretty heavy personal music discovery, and very few labels have aided in that search by championing a specific and evasive allure the way that Fire Talk has. Their risk-taking on artists from across the pond has not gone unnoticed, and I'll die singing their praises - "Pashto" is the perfect example of a track that, without their help, I would never have come across before but can confidently say has shifted my taste for the better. The raw, discordant, pulsing guitar feedback swims menacingly below the borderline-panicked and breathless vocals, while explosive percussion crashes and shatters along the craggy shoreline of a track that leaves you feeling winded and desperate for more. The title's nod to my own personal heritage is a nice bonus too :-)

Shop our Holiday Sale now!

Posted on November 26th, 2020

Now through December 17, score 25% off everything in our store (including pre-orders) using discount code "holiday20" at checkout. All physical orders will receive our 2020 holiday ornament designed by Saoirse Alesandro (while supplies last). For the first time ever, we have e-gift cards available. They make great stocking stuffers for the music buff in your life.

Happy holidays & happy shopping!

Anna McClellan's newest full-length, I saw first light, is out now! Watch the new music video for her song "Raisin"

Posted on November 19th, 2020

Watch the beautifully animated visual companion to Anna McClellan's single "Raisin" dir. by Thalia Rodgers. Her highly anticipated third full-length, I saw first light, is out now.

Anna says the following about the track:

"I have long romanticized the idea of jumping off a cliff, and categorized it as the perfect metaphor for letting go. If I could only take that leap of faith, I’d awaken. I’d been wanting to capture the idea in song for a while and thought it would be a longer and more epic endeavor. And I’m sure there is still much more to say about it. In Raisin though, upon jumping, the subject appears to float and become weightless. Never actually landing at all."

Stream & buy the vinyl, CD, and cassette here!

10 years of Father/Daughter - An interview and playlist with Carmen of Remember Sports

Posted on November 19th, 2020

Listen to Remember Sports' curated mix here!

Father/Daughter: How'd you first hear of / begin working with F/D?

Carmen Perry: We first heard of Jessi when they bought our album on bandcamp in January 2015. I don't think any of us had heard of Father/Daughter till we saw Jessi's email address, and then we saw that they were releasing cool stuff, so that's when we first sort of became aware of them. Later that year we recorded All of Something and thought of F/D when we were looking for someone to put it out. I looked up the email lol and this is what angel Jessi said when we sent them our mixes and asked if they wanted to release it: "Well these are super good. Been listening pretty much nonstop since you send them yesterday (except to take a time out to see buddies Field Mouse & Hop Along last night). So yeah, let’s talk about Father/Daughter releasing this! Are there lyrics written out somewhere? I love to read along while listening." :)

F/D: What were some inspirations for some of the original songs on the record?

CP: Oh gosh. Mostly my stupid year-long fake relationship from freshman year of college. I wrote a lot of the songs that first summer while I was at home. I guess it was a period where a lot of changes were happening very quickly, and writing songs about it was a good way for me to deal with them and try to keep up with my new life. Being a teen and also being a new adult at the same time is tricky. It was an uncomfortable time for me, but I wrote more frequently than I ever have since. I think if there's one thing I can always find songwriting inspiration in, it's change, because I don't handle it well in basically any capacity.

F/D: How does where you live / where you're from affect your songwriting process?

CP: I've only ever been from New Jersey and that feels particularly poignant to me, since everyone hates us. It was a boring place to grow up, but I've found that a lot of the things I've accomplished in my life thus far have been born out of boredom, so I've come to really appreciate where I'm from.

F/D: What was the recording process like? Any super memorable moments? Difficulties?

CP: We recorded in our college's radio station where people were also doing radio shows and could see us through the glass, so we were being watched by someone at pretty much all times during recording. That was hard for me because I'm shy and don't like being looked at, especially when I'm singing and no one else can hear the music lol. I remember doing the loud part at the end of "I Liked You Best," just straight up yelling while someone was trying to do their radio show. Obviously it was disruptive. I believe I did that in one or two takes because I just wanted to get it over with and hide.

F/D: Any favorite F/D albums thus far?

CP: Well obviously all of them...... but PLLUSH Stranger to the Pain is so eternally baller. I miss those guys. Oh My by Nadine too is so good, Anna McClellan's first album and Tasha's Alone at Last <3

F/D: Once touring becomes a thing again, who would you like to go on tour with?

CP: Well first things first, we MUST go to Europe with Ratboys, then we wanna tour with any of our friends, who we miss so much. It's sad how many of my friends I only get to see on tour and don't anymore. After that our dream tours would include Courtney Barnett, Tegan and Sara, Haim... we're aiming high once this is over. Putting it out into the universe now.

F/D: What've you been up to since the rerelease of Sunchokes?

CP: It feels like nothing much because 2020 has been such a train wreck and we haven't been together at all, but I guess we did record a new album last fall... Plus I started a patreon where I'm putting up demos, covers, and writing stuff and livestreams, so that's been a new and exciting path for me. I've always liked writing, so it's been a good outlet for that. And obviously I'm playing a lot of sims.

10 years of Father/Daughter - an interview and playlist with Tasha

Posted on October 22nd, 2020

Listen to Tasha's hand curated mix here!

Father/Daughter: How'd you first hear of / begin working with F/D?

Tasha: In 2017 I was asked to open up for Vagabon for a Pitchfork aftershow (quite honestly one of the most exciting and dreammaking moments of my life, to this day) and sweet, wonderful Jessi was there, and we exchanged information. We stayed in touch very casually for the next several months, and then she brought Tyler into our conversations to begin talking about the possibility of releasing something -- this was the end of 2017, early 2018. And now look at us!

While I’d entertained the idea of one-day releasing a record on a larger scale, or pursuing music more “seriously”, it was the enthusiastic interest from F/D that pushed me to develop my songwriting and musicianship and eventually write the songs that would become Alone At Last. While I’d like to think I would have found my way there no matter what, having Jessi and Tyler on my side to encourage me, and inspire me to make something I felt proud of was absolutely necessary for the life of this little album.

I certainly feel the age of these songs (and sometimes get embarrassed listening to them) but they do show me how far I’ve come as an artist in the time that has passed, and also what feelings haven’t changed at all. Am I a better songwriter than I was then? Sure. But do I also still praise a day spent alone in my bed over most anything else? Oh yes.

F/D: What were some inspirations for some of the songs on the record?

Tasha: Most obviously and famously, my bed. It was through that rest space, and everything I did in it (listening to moody music, writing and reading poems, dreaming, holding lovers) that these songs were born.

F/D: Any favorite F/D albums thus far?

Tasha: Vagabon’s Infinite Worlds is a forever favorite, as well as Swim Team by Christelle Bofale, Slop from Forth Wanderers, and Nnamdi’s DROOL (to name just a few).

F/D: Once touring becomes a thing again, who would you like to go on tour with?

Tasha: Everyone! Anyone! But I definitely dream of touring with Christelle Bofale (again), Vagabon, Julie Byrne, Emily Yacina, Moses Sumney, Angel Olsen, Lomelda, Faye Webster, Lala Lala, Chastity Belt....the list really does go on. There’s little I’ve missed more this year than playing music in a room full of people.

F/D: What've you been up to since the release of Alone at Last?

Tasha: Sleeping, reading, sitting in parks, writing (a little bit), drinking coffee, falling in love.

10 years of Father/Daughter - an interview and playlist with Vagabon

Posted on September 21st, 2020

Listen to Vagabon's hand curated mix here!

Father/Daughter: How'd you first hear of / begin working with F/D?
Vagabon: Back in 2015, i played the CMJ Father Daughter / Miscreant Records showcase at Palisades in Brooklyn and that is when i met Jessi. A year later when my album was done being recorded, I sent it to Jessi and she was interested in releasing it.

F/D: What were some inspirations for some of the songs on the record?

Vagabon: It was a record where i wrote songs very unabashedly to heal from what i was going through at the time - the inspiration was very much personal life.

F/D: How does where you live / where you're from affect your songwriting process?

Vagabon: I definitely feel like living in NYC and being a part of a indie/rock punk scene informed how "Infinite Worlds" came out. Part of its sound is attributed to working with the resources I had available but part of it was influenced by the music I would see live multiple times a week.

F/D: What was the recording process like? Any super memorable moments? Difficulties?

Vagabon: It was equal parts exciting and challenging. Adjusting to hearing my voice in headphones was not easy. Singing live was always where I felt more comfortable at the time but it was a process of discovery.

F/D: If you could go back in time and add one song to Infinite Worlds, what would you want it to be about?

Vagabon: I wouldn't add a song.

F/D: Any favorite F/D albums thus far?

Vagabon: Love Tasha's "Alone at Last", Christelle Bofale's " Swim Team", Esther Rose's "You Made it this Far".

F/D: Once touring becomes a thing again, who would you like to go on tour with?

Vagabon: Hm the list is long. Would love to visit the covid-cancelled tour with Brittany Howard, and too many more artists to count.

F/D: What've you been up to since?

Vagabon: Well since Infinite Worlds, I released my second album, Self Titled, and did a tour promoting it with Angel Olsen before the pandemic cancelled touring. Now i watch 90 day fiance and wear a mask.

Anjimile's Giver Taker is out today!

Posted on September 17th, 2020

The day has arrived... Anjimile's Giver Taker is out today! We are so excited for the world to hear this wondrous album. Join Newbury Comics, your fellow Anjimile fans and Anjimile & Justine on Twitter tonight starting at 8pm EST as everyone presses play together to talk about the album. Follow along at #AnjimilexNewbury.

Anjimile will be joined by his bandmates Justine & Gabe for a YouTube exclusive virtual release show. Tune in live this Saturday, Sep 19 starting at 8pm EST here.


Home Is Where joins Father/Daughter!
Posted on June 10th, 2021

Listen to Father/Daughter's Best of 2020 picks
Posted on December 18th, 2020

Shop our Holiday Sale now!
Posted on November 26th, 2020

Watch Anjimile's "Baby No More" video
Posted on November 12th, 2020

Anjimile's Giver Taker is out today!
Posted on September 17th, 2020