Dad will show up whenever he wants to show up. It doesn’t matter if it’s your Sweet 16, your college graduation, or your funeral: you’ll never know when he’ll show up with a six pack of beer and some new songs. All that you know is when he does, it’s always a good time. You better hope Dad doesn’t show up at that Sweet 16 though because I don’t know if some of those little kids could take it.
Dad is the four-piece punk rock band based right here in Brooklyn. Calling them just punk doesn’t really cut it, though. They mix elements of hardcore, metal, and thrash to create a sound that is unrelenting and unforgiving. Pummeling drum beats, giant driving bass lines, and ear shattering guitar distortion is what they do. Add in front man James Watson’s high intensity performances and you got one of Brooklyn’s most exciting DIY bands around.
Dad gave Sweet Static a sneak preview of their latest single “Infirmary / The Money Will Roll Right In (Fang cover)” so we could tell all you people how amazing they are. Within seconds you’ll find out you don’t need me telling you how enthralling and kickass these songs and punk rock could be.
“Infirmary” might be one of Dad’s best to date. Right from the start, Jon Murphy’s guitar hook draws you in and keeps you there. Like all of their songs, it’s a great head banger but “Infirmary” finds its strength in it’s catchy melodies and tight structure. Murphy’s guitars sound particularly alive on this track. And that chorus! “I really really want to know. What you think’s the easiest way to go!” Even though it’s dark, boy is it fucking fun to sing along to.
“The Money Will Roll Right In (Fang cover)” is the B-side and it’s just as good as the single. The heavy and woozy Fang cover is definitely more thrashy than “Infirmary” and relies more on David Flick’s killer bass line to keep the team together. Dad pays homage to one of their influences and they do it justice.
“Infirmary / The Money Will Roll In (Fang cover)” will be released via Bandcamp, Spotify, and Apple Music on August 11th. Sad you’re not listening and moshing right now? Go see Dad perform live at Cape House tomorrow, August 10th. Doors open at 7pm. Get your tickets here.