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Daddy's Boy –  Great News! [IMPORT YELLOW VINYL] – New LP
Daddy's Boy –  Great News! [IMPORT YELLOW VINYL] – New LP
Drunken Sailor Records

Daddy's Boy – Great News! [IMPORT YELLOW VINYL] – New LP

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Recorded live 2 tape @ Electrical Audio by Steve Albini.

Chock full of punch and urgency, immediacy and spontaneity, chucking wrenches in the machinery for the working stiffs, hammering it out and ripping it up, hitting it like jackhammer working at frozen blacktop, whipping along like blades in a lawnmower, kicking it out and pile-driving it together, Jes mostly in an almost speaking mode, going along with the onslaught but with a flippant don't give a rat's ass disregard, rant and rampant, kicking down like a gang with arms linked, but also at the same time jaunting out on their own, stomping out and hammering down high speed in low gear, chaos and clarity, the words maybe leading the way like upwards paths of lightning to ignite the thunder and bolts, maybe kicking out some space between MC5, Pere Ubu, Patti Smith, and Crass, sounding like shouting over the machinery in the backroom at some factory, a crazed conversation in some rust-belt backyard after work is done, obviously picking fights with a shove and a snow shovel, yanking in a variety of targets, the rulers and the ruled, calling out pricks and a call out to stiffs sweating it out on graveyard shifts at tombstone factories, hitting you in the face like an ice pick.  -- winch (green noise)

are some names crimes?"

ask my dad, he hates our band's name.

daddy's boy is questionably a hardcore band by folks that would rather spend time talking about their pets than actually talking about their music. they would also rather spend time cooking meals together than actually practicing.

what would a band sound like if we said "let's sound like void" if the guitar player never listened to them? or if everyone else said, "yeah, major born against vibes," and the bassist didn't know what that meant. or a drummer who said "yeah, let's just keep listening to that MOZART tape"?

probably something like GREAT NEWS!

- neal markowski

‘Questionably a hardcore band’ is how Daddy’s Boy describe themselves, and one listen to their discombobulatingly brilliant debut LP should answer all your questions as to what that could possibly mean. Recorded with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, GREAT NEWS! is the sound of punk folding in on itself and racing through sounds you might have previously identified with dumb genre tags like post-punk and possibly even no-wave - except this isn’t either of those things. It rages smartly and discordantly across a wide terrain of undulating rhythms and coruscating rifferema, eventually settling on something that’s… well, kinda uniquely Daddy’s Boy.

So what makes this sound? Specifically, four humans who are too clever to simply follow the ‘three chords, now form a band’ template without trying to fuck up the corners (and work their way into the centre). Members of Split Feet, Retreaters and Fake Limbs pile up together to create this delicious cacophony, and you’ll be glad they did. When vocalist Jes Skolnik intones, “I’m so fucking important,” you know it’s drenched in venomous irony, but it’s difficult not to agree: GREAT NEWS! feels like a record that’ll last way beyond those ‘best of the year’ lists and continue to pulverise your eardrums for years to come.

It’s the sort of record that felt like the future when Touch & Go Records pushed hardcore past its knuckleheaded limitations 40 years ago, and still feels like no one ever really caught up. It’s the riffs from Cows’ Cunning Stunts, cribbing notes from Crass’ Feeding Of The 5,000, with vocal delivery pitched to ‘gloriously matter-of-fact’. Oh, and no spoilers, but in Skolnik, Daddy’s Boy might just have one of the smartest lyricists in (questionable) hardcore right now. Mark my words, this is some record.
Will Fitzpatrick

released October 2022

Bryan Gleason - Guitar
Neal Markowski - Drums
Jes Skolnik - Vocals
Jon Strasheim - Bass

Mastered by Matthew Barnhart @ Chicago Mastering Service
Cover art by Neal Markowski & Bryan gleason

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