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)
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, is now 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!
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.
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!