I'll Be the Tornado by Dads on Apple Music

11 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Guitarist Scott Scharinger and drummer John Bradley are indie emo-punks. Bradley sings with enough emotion to make Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan sound unconcerned. This second studio album—recorded in Chicago by Neil Strauch (Bonnie “Prince” Billy)—is a no-nonsense work, where the duo’s minimalism works in their favor, leaving plenty of room for Bradley to emote (“Chewing Ghosts,” “Fake Knees”) and for Scharinger to move from angry chords to meandering riffs with freedom, while also supplying bass. “You Hold Back” takes a cathartic personal stand. “But” wants to make personal connections that “Take Back Today” doesn’t sound ready to handle. Let the ambivalence roll.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Guitarist Scott Scharinger and drummer John Bradley are indie emo-punks. Bradley sings with enough emotion to make Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan sound unconcerned. This second studio album—recorded in Chicago by Neil Strauch (Bonnie “Prince” Billy)—is a no-nonsense work, where the duo’s minimalism works in their favor, leaving plenty of room for Bradley to emote (“Chewing Ghosts,” “Fake Knees”) and for Scharinger to move from angry chords to meandering riffs with freedom, while also supplying bass. “You Hold Back” takes a cathartic personal stand. “But” wants to make personal connections that “Take Back Today” doesn’t sound ready to handle. Let the ambivalence roll.

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2:23
3:45
7:20
5:49

About Dads

Dads are an indie emo/punk duo who formed in Piscataway, New Jersey in 2010. Guitarist Scott Scharinger and drummer John Bradley had known each other through the local scene, playing house shows and sharing mutual friends and musical influences. They originally formed as a trio with a bassist, but eventually found they connected best as a guitar/drums duo with both members singing. After a handful of EPs and singles they released their debut full-length, American Radass, in 2012. Touring relentlessly, Dads built up their following and released the Pretty Good EP in 2013. Relocating to Ann Arbor, Michigan, they signed with California-based indie 6131 Records and released their second LP, I'll Be the Tornado, in 2014. ~ Timothy Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Piscataway, NJ
  • FORMED
    2010

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