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Sick Pic 03:38
Dad is Bad 03:09
God Today 04:03
No Show 03:56
Rent Me 03:46
The Prisoner 04:09
The Hermit 04:15


Originally released on Baba Vanga. Cassette copies can be found here: babavanga.bandcamp.com/album/dad-is-bad

An eclectic, caustic collection, DAD IS BAD sees the boys ditching their slapdash songwriting approach to deliver eight tight, devious tunes. Byrd’s lurid, galvanizing compositions--equally the result of session improv and careful post production--move nimbly between no-wave, dad-rock, hip-hop, r&b, spoken word, and psych-folk, while Lee screeches and croons his way through a series of acerbic folktales and bonkers (but psychologically astute) monologues. Populated by lonely bots, bemused prisoners, slippery southerners, and internet trolls with hearts of gold, among other pariahs, DAD IS BAD is hellish, funny, and, in places, horribly moving. Call it crumbling world music.


released May 24, 2019

Recorded at Casita Mala, Las Cruces, New Mexico, winter 2017/2018.

Music by Jeff T Byrd. Vocals and lyrics by Michael Lee except for "Dad is Bad" and "My Old Friend" (lyrics by Michael and Patrick Lee).

Mastered by James Plotkin.
Artwork by Tiny Little Hammers.


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