Skip to content

Have A Very Punk Fathers’ Day With The New EP From Dad Brains

Dad Brains

 

Dad Brains? Do you get it? With that logo showing the famous Bad Brains’ lighting bolt coming out of a baby bottle, you will immediately get the joke. There’s a new punk band in town and it’s a funny one, quite appropriate for Fathers’ day.

A four-piece of fathers, all with a punk background, banded together to unleash a very special punk rock for dads, and they have already released their self-titled debut EP just in time for Father’s Day Weekend. And who are these awesome daddies? Ex-members of No Motiv (Vagrant Records), The Missing 23rd (Sessions Records), Creep Division (American hardcore/punk band that featured members of Good Riddance) and The F-ing Wrath.

In 2017, drummer turned singer Patrick Pedraza became a father of a little girl at the ripped age of 40. Soon, all the confused emotions, which come with the new role, skyrocketed at the same time and made the punk rocker realize that it’s not about ‘him’ anymore. However, sleepless nights, baby poop and breast milk in the fridge somehow inspired his new dad brain to write songs and sing in a new band.

He called his old friend and also daddy Matt Kash, and soon, ‘Nardcore scene legend’ and drummer Johnny Boy Crerar as well as bassist Craig Kasamis joined them. With the help of producer Roger Camero (No Motiv, Silver Snakes, The Velvet Teen, The Warriors) they have just recorded their first self-titled EP. It is a fast and straightforward one, truly following the punk tradition, as they ended up with 5 punk rock gems (about the struggles and love of parenting) that totaled less then 10 minutes.

According to the press release, Pat’s young daughter particularly enjoys the song ‘I’m Old’, which is always a good sign when loves comes from such a young mind. However, these songs now need to reach the fathers’ ears across the globe, as a sort of comfort to all the dads out there who need to know they are not alone… as a matter of fact, Dad Brains are committed to release an EP every Fathers’ Day, and they might even put out some Christmas songs.

Nevertheless the short songs are violent-rhythm-injected and punk to the core, they play like a sort of very loud joke-y and loving exercise sent to all the dads with the cinetic energy of the Bad Brains’ lightning bolt. But be reassured, there are no curse words in the songs, as Dad Brains want to set a good example for the little ones.

‘We are dads,… so proud to be, we are dads… don’t mess with me’ shrieks Pedraza in the intro… ‘I’m so hungover but didn’t have a drink and I feel so tired that I can’t even think. I’m so confused and feel stuck inside, I need to get outside…. baby….jail. Baby….jail is this the drunk tank? Baby Jail. I think I need a break’,  he screams during ‘Baby Jail’, in a desperate series of howls over aggressive hardcore-like riffs. ‘Quiet Time’, despite its stop-and-starts, is anything but quiet, and sounds like a cry for help with diapers.

‘We’re all in this together! Let’s be the best parents we can be, the best kids we can be, the best partners we can be, the best people we can be, and know that we sometimes fail, but Dad Brains keep going… Dad Brains lead with love… Love for family and friends, love for the struggle and love for the mosh….We are.. ‘ wrote Dad Brains.

It’s not 1990 anymore and all the punk rockers are old and responsible parents, since all the lyrics revolve about this same idea, the Dad Brains EP is all about the joy of parenting, even if they say it with a lot of screaming.

You can stream the song “‘Baby Jail’ below, and order the EP and Dad Brains merchandize on their Bandcamp page.

 

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Paul Oakenfold “Unity Tour” at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2022 |

It felt old

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1978 (Volume 10, Number 4)

By Steve Crawford | September 29, 2022 |

I shall seek other worlds

Brief Encounters: New Albums 9-23-22 – 9-29-22

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2022 |

son of Mali guitar legend meets instrumental psyche band

This Saturday

By admin | September 28, 2022 |

This Saturday

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” With R&B Great Toni Braxton

By Eileen Shapiro | September 28, 2022 |

a warning for other women

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1978 (Volume 10, Number 3) 

By Steve Crawford | September 28, 2022 |

a candid fellow

Grace Jones With Chvrches At The Hollywood Bowl, Sunday September 25th 2022

By Alyson Camus | September 28, 2022 |

Her colossal stage presence is timeless

Marshall Crenshaw’s “40 Years in Showbiz! (1982-2022)” At City Winery, Monday, September 26th, 2022, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 27, 2022 |

the musical equivalent of how Crenshaw at 67 years of age continues to live life as an artist

The Streaming Charity Performance Of The Year, A Six Hour, Worldwide Extravaganza To Help Children For $5

By admin | September 27, 2022 |

music and care for a world in pain

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 9-16-22 – 9-22-22

By Iman Lababedi | September 27, 2022 |

at the top of the singles charts and at the top of the movie box office

Scroll To Top