Dads: Brown on Brown 12"
Latest 12" from this Florida band that seems to be yet another creative outlet for members of Merchandise, among others. Apparently the band has embraced a couple of different sounds over the course of their several releases, but on this LP, at least, they remind me of a much rawer and more punk version of early PIL. Like PIL's first few records, Dads have this way of balancing almost willfully obtuse riffing with insistent, danceable grooves... PIL kind of summed it up perfectly in the title of their song "Death Disco." Really, it's not terribly unlike Merchandise, but replace that band's kind of wistful vibes with something darker and druggier and you have Dads. Wharf Cat Records