Acid Dad

Lots of noisy/dreamy emerging NYC bands at Baby's All Right tomorrow afternoon (01.09)

Our friends at OhMyRockness are organizing, together with and at Baby's All Right, a solid afternoon of local bands on Saturday 01.09 (tomorrow). We blogged about most of them recently so we'll let their music speak in this Minilogs compilation! In the picture, Dreamcrusher.

   

Buzz Alert! Acid Dad celebrates EP release at Baby's All Right on 01.22

Considering they had their first digital single out just about one year ago, NYC rockers Acid Dad built an impressive amount of buzz in 2015, through a powerful and fun live show, and a series of multifaceted releases ranging from the more garage oriented early single "Graveyard Kid" to the droney developments of latest single "Grim," which flirts with the dreamy and droney sound of the UK scene from the early '90s. And then there's this, which is always a good sign. The quartet doesn't seem interested in letting your attention slip away in 2016: they recently announced the release of their debut EP with a show at Baby's All Right on January 22, with Total Slacker and AMFMS. We have no idea if it will be just a collection of their previous singles or entirely new songs or a mix of the two. We suggest you find out in person! Check out single "The Digger," streaming here. - photo by Sonic Highlark

   

Tall Juan releases new EP + plays Baby's All Right tomorrow (11.10) with The Britanys and Acid Dad,

I wonder how many musicians move to NYC just because of their love for The Ramones. It feels like garage rock has been in vogue in NYC since the beginning of time, and Baby's All Right tomorrow night will celebrate the most NYC centric of all genres with a trio of quality local artists. The Britanys (Deli Artist of the Month earlier this year and recently part of our CMJ shows) will headline the bill, sharing the stage with psych-garage rockers Acid Dad, another band that's getting some deserved buzz these days. But in this post we'll focus our attention on opening artist Tall Juan (pictured), since he just released a new EP entitled "Why Not?," where his mercurial and whimsical songwriting reaches new heights. The Queens via Buenos Aires artist got his EP recorded and mixed by Mac DeMarco, with whom he shares a bizarre attitude, an uninhibited vocal delivery and a preference for clean guitar sounds. 

   

Acid Dad unveils new single 'Grim' + prepare for a busy CMJ week

In the past year, Brooklyn's Acid Dad have been churning out a series of singles between the garagey and the trippy, but new track "Grim" (streaming below) is by far the most droney of their repertoire - acid is evidently opening up new soundscapes for this dad! Fans of the UK sound of the '90s may hear occasional references to both The Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream. The boys have three CMJ dates scheduled, which makes them a rather hot item for next week's Music Marathon (super hot emerging bands can play as often as 6-7 times in those five days). The first show will be at the Good Room (ex Europa in Greenpoint) on October 13.

   

NYC Psych Punks Acid Dad play Aviv on 06.06

Even though they always shared a common passion for drugs, Punk music and Psychedelia have mostly been at opposite sides of the alternative rock spectrum, which prevented a lot of genre-blending (with some noteworthy exceptions like Butthole Surfers and early Mercury Rev). Brooklyn's Acid Dad, who've been active for less than one year and have three singles on their Soundcloud page, call their music "psych punk." Their repertoire doesn't touch the level of sonic insanity of the aforementioned artists, but does offer a fun blend of those genres, with a heavier punk accent. Notwithstanding their short existence, they are already getting a good amount of attention and made a list of best 10 new emerging NYC bands (which interestingly featured some not very new bands). You can check them out live at Aviv on June 6 with The Gradients and other locals.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best punk/garage songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!