DAD BRAINS: Dadditude: 7”

To become a parent is to understand that the clichés are true. Parenting is the hardest, best, most fulfilling thing you’ll ever do, and there’s no better way to put it. California’s Dad Brains mine the intense highs and lows of family life on this fun and fulfilling EP. Dadditude features four shout-along hardcore anthems, including a mosh song about pushing a stroller, a fatherly update to “Attitude” by Bad Brains, and a Father’s Day carol that I caught myself singing long after the needle had lifted. From the catchy songs to the cover art that spoofs Shelter and Bad Brains, this is a well-planned and executed record that should put a smile on the face of any punk parents that you know. The only question is how did these dads find the time to do it? –Chris Terry (piratespressrecords.com)