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Next up on Levitation Sessions: Acid Dad! On the heels of announcing their upcoming LP “Take It From The Dead”, New York’s Acid Dad transports us to another realm via their green screen studio and the visuals of Webb Hunt. The setlist features some fresh takes on Acid Dad classics + the live debut of new tracks from their album. “Take It From The Dead” features an array of different influences ranging from 90’s neo-psych, modern post-punk and 70’s rock-n-roll. Acid Dad has crafted a record that sounds new, yet feels nostalgic. In contrast to their earlier work, they make use of slower tempos and expand their sound to include songs that are both more intricate and more hypnotic. To accompany the new record, the band spent the last year collaborating with video artist Webb Hunt, producing psych and glitch art videos that form a visual counterpart to the dreamy distortions of their sound.

This was our first attempt at shooting and performing in front of our blue screen rig we made in our studio in Queens. We’ve always talked about doing a blue screen shoot where we could be totally encompassed by CGI FX, but wasn’t until quarantine and not having the option to play shows to finally execute the idea. It’s hard to tell, but it was about 110 degrees in there with all the lights going so there is that authentic show time sweat.

Our visual artist, Webb Hunt, did an amazing job doing all the FX and different CGI looks for the session. It took weeks to edit and create, but it was totally worth creating this swimming pool of feedback and colours. We wanted to make a session that no one else was doing look wise. Something familiar but different and extremely psychedelic.

We reworked a bunch of our older songs with newer tempos and parts to create unique compositions for LEVITATION as well as debuting some newer songs from our upcoming album. It feels strange being off a stage for so long but it’s really exciting being able to attempt to recreate that experience in a multimedia virtual space.”

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The live album is being pressed up on a limited edition vinyl edition. These pressings will only be available as part of the stream. The album will be released digitally worldwide on May 14th.

We’re pumped to announce that we’ll be doing an exclusive Fuzz Club Edition of the incoming album from Acid Dad. Titled ‘Take It From The Dead’, our version comes on 180g blue marble transparent vinyl and includes an exclusive 7″ flexi-disc with a live version of ‘Living With A Creature’ recorded at the Greenway Records studio in Queens, NY during the pandemic. Out today, Acid Dad are now sharing the new latest single from the record, ‘BBQ’ – an almost-criminally infectious slice of garage-y, fuzzed-out slacker-pop. You can pre-order the Fuzz Club Edition here

Acid Dad is an American alternative-rock band composed of singer-guitarists, Vaughn Hunt and Sean Fahey, and drummer, Trevor Mustoe. Vaughn first started recording the band in his Bushwick, NY basement releasing singles “Brain Body” and their first EP “Let’s Plan a Robbery.” Appearing live in the New York City rock scene in 2016, Acid Dad quickly moved to a world stage with their self-titled debut album, released by Greenway Records in 2018.

During 2020, the band spent their time building a new studio space in Queens, NY, while continuing to independently produce all their own music, art and even building their own guitars. With a new space and vision, the band produced their second LP, ‘Take It From The Dead,’ set to be co-released in June 2021 by Brooklyn’s Greenway Records and psych powerhouse Levitation’s label, The Reverberation Appreciation Society. Following live / session albums from Dead Meadow, The Black Angels and Acid Mothers Temple, the forthcoming Acid Dad LP is the latest addition to our new partnership with Levitation/RAS – in which we’ll be brining you special, exclusive pressings of the majority of their incoming releases.

‘Take It From The Dead’ features an array of different influences ranging from 90’s neo-psych, modern post-punk and 70’s rock-n-roll. Acid Dad has crafted a record that sounds new, yet feels nostalgic. In contrast to their earlier work, they make use of slower tempos and expand their sound to include songs that are both more intricate and more hypnotic. To accompany the new record, the band spent the last year collaborating with video artist Webb Hunt, producing psych and glitch art videos that form a visual counterpart to the dreamy distortions of their sound.

BBQ” is the second single from the bands new record “Take It From The Dead” out this summer via The Reverberation Appreciation Society and Greenway Records.

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Acid Dad first appeared in the New York scene at the onset of 2016. After spending the year self-releasing demos recorded at their studio in upstate New York, the band garnered local praise from the likes of Oh My Rockness, Consequence of Sound, BrooklynVegan, Stereogum and more. After releasing their debut EP “Let’s Plan a Robbery” way back in February 2016, followed by their first sold-out show at Baby’s All Right, Acid Dad embarked upon a two month tour of the United States. Fresh off their first tour, which included numerous SXSW performances as well as appearances on Daytrotter, Audiotree and Jam in the Van, the band started writing their debut LP.

At the outset of 2017, the band began recording what would become their first full length. Now part of the Greenway Records family, their Self-Titiled debut LP was released March 9th to rave reviews from the likes of The New York Times, Consequence of Sound and Brooklyn Vegan. The release of Acid Dad album was followed by a US tour which again included SXSW & sold out shows in New York, LA & San Francisco. On the tail of that success, the band crossed the Atlantic for their first European tour which included riotous shows in Amsterdam, London and Paris. Now back home in NYC, the band has transitioned into creation-mode. Acid Dad is hard at work on LP 2 with new singles slated for release and a Greenway Records full length expected soon after!

Here’s a brand new one from Brooklyn’s Acid Dad! Their new record “Take It From The Dead” will be a co-release between The Reverberation Appreciation Society and Greenway Records.

The first single “RC Driver” is out today and accompanied by a video that transports us to warmer times and reminds us to gas up the ol’ jet ski and go climb a waterfall. Stay tuned for more Acid Dad very soon, 

“RC Driver” by · Acid Dad released through Greenway Records Released on: 2021-02-19

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Acid Dad, a gang of Brooklyn rockers injecting a healthy dose of psychedelia into their livewire punk, dropped their self-titled debut LP back in March. Now, in advance of a sprawling fall tour of North America, the band has shared a brand new single, “Living With A Creature”.

Written and released with the dim, leaf-strewn milieu of Halloween in mind, the stormy, rollicking track conjures images of insomnia and claustrophobia. It all swirls around the song’s central monster, which lives “under my house,” “under my floors”, and, most tellingly, “up in my head.” The accompanying music video channels the song’s bleary melodies and vampiric vocals, with blurry horror clips conjuring the warped TV antennas of yore. To watch the video is to relive those bygone midnights in the TV’s glow, knowing that a little bit of static isn’t enough to keep the Wolfman, Dracula, or Frankenstein from clambering through that screen.

Since forming in 2016, Acid Dad has put out a handful of well-received singles and releases, toured the US and Europe, and shared stages with bands like Oh Sees, Diarrhea Planet, and Night Beats. They’re currently working on LP 2, Out October 26th via Greenway Records

Acid Dad (Credit: Kelsey Wagner)

NYC freaks Acid Dad are here with their first music video, primed and ready for your viewing pleasure. “Marine” is taken from Acid Dad’s self titled debut LP. Acid Dad is available on limited edition vinyl, cassette, cd

NYC’s Acid Dad released its debut S/T LP in March via Greenway Records, to praise from The New York TimesConsequence of SoundBrooklynVegan & more. A follow-up to 2016’s Let’s Plan A Robbery EP, it showcases the band’s diverse yet accessible sound, from the driving, punk-infused openerDie Hard to the jangly guitars and hazy psych-pop melodies of lead single 2Ci.”

Having just wrapped up a US tour in support of the new release, Acid Dad is gearing up to play Canadian Music Week before heading to Europe for dates in the Netherlands, the UK, and France. Ahead of the tour, they’ve shared a new video for album track “Marine,”

Acid Dad – Marine – 2/23/2018 – Live in the Paste Studios – New York –

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Brooklyn psych punks Acid Dad are set to deliver their highly anticipated debut full-length this Friday, March 9th, via Greenway Records.

New York City’s Acid Dad have quickly established themselves as one of the tightest, tireless, and most energetic bands in the Brooklyn scene. The group “boasts an electric sound that welcomes psychedelia, garage rock, and post punk in constantly varying doses, and a rock ‘n’ roll attitude that screams NYC late ’60s (and at times Manchester late ’80s)” writes The Deli Magazine. Their eponymous debut LP was engineered, mixed and co-produced by Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts, The Drums, The Men) and follows-up their well received 2016 EP Let’s Plan A Robbery.

The 11-tracks that finally made it onto the album Acid Dad are well worth the wait and effort. The band turns to influences as far ranging as Bob Dylan (“Die Hard”) and Archers of Loaf (“2Ci”) in surprising ways, creating songs that are as lyrically intriguing as they are musically enthralling. The band describe in one sentence the idea behind the song

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“Die Hard”: Don’t like New Years resolutions, backroom politics, or drunken orangutans.

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“2Ci”: Post 6AM rave on a accidental synthetic overdose.

“Mr. Major”: Inspired by our indecipherable Russian delay unit and propaganda.

“Child”: A companion piece to anyone having just moved into a metropolis prison.

“Come Outside”: Arguably the most dad rock by way of Nassau Coliseum song on the record.

“Marine”: A sharp stoned march to the emergency room.

“Mistress”: Below freezing lab rat in a constricting relationship with another frozen lab rat twice its age.

“Bada Bing”: Hard hat striking, bull riding, sweaty little peach fuzzing teenage anthem.

“Mow My Lawn”: Being forced to mow your lawn on a Sunday.

“No Answer”: Cops!

“Dissin’”: Is this alternative country? I think so.

Acid Dad will support their debut with a large spring tour, including newly announced European dates for May.

Whether they’re droning into the haze of “Mow My Lawn” or storming towards freedom on “Mistress”, Acid Dad balance dynamic melodies and unhinged punk with such precision that you’ll never find yourself bored.

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Acid Dad first appeared in the New York scene in 2016. After spending the year self-releasing demos recorded at their studio in upstate New York, the band garnered local praise from the likes of Oh My Rockness, Consequence of Sound, BrooklynVegan, Stereogum and more. At the outset of 2017, the band began writing, demoing and recording with the intention of creating their debut full length. Now part of the Greenway Records family, their debut LP is slated for a March 2018 release followed by a world-wide tour. NYC’s Acid Dad are following 2016’s Let’s Plan A Robbery EP with their self-titled debut album on March 9th via Greenway Records . As their name hints, Acid Dad are a psychedelic rock band, but they don’t get too trippy. Lead single “2Ci” is just a catchy dose of guitar pop, and you can check that one out now.

The Self Titled Debut LP from NYC freaks Acid Dad 
Out March 9th, 2018 via Greenway Records

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