Dads is a two-piece of out New Jersey who just got done with an East Coast / Midwest tour with The Reptilian. If you missed them, you missed out. Dads plays a special brand of twinkly emotional tunes boasting honest lyrics with some great sing along opportunities (and who doesn’t love that?!). The noodly guitar work shines while the drums keep you nodding your head and tapping your feet. This groovin’ EP is a re-release of “Brush Your Teeth” featuring three new songs and a bare-bones version of the first track. The song titles are hilarious and with the passion these dudes are frontin’ you can tell they are having a good time. Listen to this record a hundred times on repeat and you will have good time too.
This record fell into my lap after I bought a few things from a distro, I think it might have been a miss pick but I lucked out and got a great record. Usually when you get a free record with an order it sucks because it is a ten year old record of a band that broke up right after someone pressed 500 of them (been there done that).
I put the Wits End side of first and it instantly blew me away, the kind of blowing me away that makes me automatically throw the record on back on the grooves after it has stopped, the kind of blowing me away that sucks for my roommates because I played the same damn six minute song over and over again. The first thing that I heard was a similarity to Pyramids, there is something about the vocals and music on this track that is just so fluid. This Post Hardcore band really knows how to get me going. The track opens with some call and respond vocals which you know… Turns me on. Then there are some build ups, a minimal guitar part with yelled vocals.I’m sure that this song will be stuck in my head all day at work and if I cross my fingers this old Norwegian lady will come in and talk to me about Norwegian cheese (sorry still vegan lady).
Perfect Future is on the flip side, their track starts off heavy and intense. The duel vocals really take this track and make it awesome. The vocalist kind of sounds like the drummer from The Reptilian. What throws this song off for me is in the middle when there is a singing line. I’m not anti singing but unless it is perfect then most of the time it ruining the song. Good for them that the rest of the song is totally solid so it doesn’t crash it into a wall.
Band – (Innards) (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Band – (Two Knights) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – No Scum Allowed
Medium – 7 Inch
Label – (Carucage Records) (Mecca Records)
Style – Screamo/Indie/Noodles
From - Forth Worth, Texas, USA (Innards)
From – Forth Worth, Texas, USA (Two Nights)
Track List -
Innards – Brain
Innards – Chumpchange
Two Knights – Thomas Rabon: Rydel High Class President
I love Innards, so my review of them is, wow this band is Karl Malone, delivers, delivers, delivers. Innards is so good that if I was a Gossip Girl in highschool I would talk so much shit about them because of how envious I am of their skill. I can’t start to form the words that will describe how badly the first song got stuck in my head while I worked my mindless job today. They seriously create the most unbelievably great releases time and time again. Two words, I’m pumped.
Two Nights is also on this split, sorry I tried super hard but couldn’t finish their side even after many tries. I feel though like they are so close to perfection but since they are just slightly off it makes them unlistenable. They are a noodly pop punk emo band with awful lyrics, once they fix that problem they will be perfect.
This split is nuts, two power houses bringing in two solid tracks each. I’ve been super stoked on Innards since I heard Tracing last year and they have been on every mix tape of mine since. Goro opens up their side by throwing you right into the record which is something that I enjoy every once in a while because everyone seems to have long intros these days. The break down around the middle of the song is what sticks in my head though, it’s just so fucking gnar. I am just continually blown away by this band release after release. I feel like Innards are like a modern day Pg. 99 in that they are talented musicians pulling off super creative and intricate music. Maybe that statement is wrong but it feels so right to me.
The Reptilian continue to bring the jams with two songs of their own, I some how missed their split with Jowls and forgot about the band but this release renewed my love. I keep missing them when they play my town as well and it is embarrassing. Besides that I love the spoken and yelling traded off vocals on their two songs. From what I remember their two vocalist sounds more distinct from each other than on Full Health. Math rock emo gets mixed with a little pop punk is the only way that I can describe this band and I’m going to stick to that.