May 19, 2013

Hear New Sound: Dad Punchers' "Instant Stream"

This fall, Touché Amoré return with the follow-up to 2011's #2 album of the year here on AwkwardSound, Parting the Seas Between Brightness and Me, which you can take to the bank as a highly anticipated listen already on this end. The dog days of summer separate us from its arrival, however, and drummer Elliot Babin will be using them to coolly unwind his own solo project Dad Punchers and the follow up to last year's self-titled debut with a 7" EP These Times Weren't Made For You, due out on band mate Jeremy Bolm's Deathwish Inc. imprint Secret Voice. Unlike Bolm's recent side-effort HESITATION WOUNDS, Dad Punchers share barely anything in common sonically with Babin's full-time band's post-hardcore ferocity and instead might find more in line with the scene further up the Cali coast in its sun-soaked garage rock and pop torchbearers Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin. "Instant Stream" is the first listen off Babin's new LP, and it's the kind of blue-skied melancholia that stretches its arms widely around themes of young adulthood's emotional disconnect during the modern age of automatic gratification. Babin will also be taking Dad Punchers out on the road this June alongside fellow BUZZSound alumni Pianos Become the Teeth, but until then, "Instant Stream" the latest below...

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