New York-based Acid Dad releases their self-titled debut album March 9, just one day before their Stopover set, which should be at the top of your list.
They’re picking up steam after sessions with Daytrotter and Audiotree. Consequence of Sound named Acid Dad one of their top 10 most anticipated punk albums of 2018.
“2Ci,” the lead single from Acid Dad, is a bright surf-punk mix.
We chatted with Acid Dad last week.
How did you all meet each other and decide to form Acid Dad?
Acid Dad originally came to be a couple years back when Vaughn [Hunt] and Kevin [Walker] left their previous project to write songs heavily influenced by the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Sean [Fahey] later joined playing bass during the final CMJ before eventually switching over to guitar.
We picked up JP [Basileo] after a series of hazy karaoke nights at Alphaville where we were shook by his compassionate rendition of “Everyone’s A Winner” by Hot Chocolate.
What influences your sound?
We spend a lot of time in our touring van so we just bounce whatever’s been tickling our fancy off of each other on the stereo. Lately we’ve been listening to a lot of XTC, Guerilla Toss, Shame, Grateful Dead, and Rick James.
Will this be your first time in Savannah? What are you looking forward to here?
This is will be our second time playing Savannah. Looking forward to escaping the winter, drinking on the street, and eating some crab stew.
Your debut album is coming out March 9. What was the recording process like for that? How long did it take you?
We recorded this album twice. The second time we added a few new songs and cut the fat from the first go at it. We demoed endlessly and picked up a few tours to work a lot of these songs out.
What can fans expect from your set at Stopover?
The Savannah audience should expect squeals from a toy pig, a lot of maple syrup-tasting fog, and empty wallets after seeing our merch table.