These two chaps on the right hand side are Ian and Matt. If you were at Astro Children’s show at The Wine Cellar last year, or BBQ-Zai (also last year), you probably saw them play. If you saw PCP Eagles touring Australia, you probably saw them play. If you were at the Ottawa Explosion festival in 2014, you probably saw them play. If you were at No Bunny/The Hussy this year, you probably saw them play.
Basically, Dad Jokes have been incredibly busy since Arcade Recordings put out their “True Love” EP (last year, again). But not too busy to finish up their second EP, Bad Friends, recorded live-to-tape during their trip to Seattle in July this year with Nick Botka (and a bit of help from Michael Ryan Dellinger). Mastered by Tom Anderson, Bad Friends is the first release from the band having signed to MUZAI Records – and the first single, “Bad Friend” is out today, on Soundcloud, for your listening pleasure, ahead of the four track EP being released digitally and on cassette tape from October 24th 2014.
Oh yeah – we didn’t mention that we’ve signed Dad Jokes. We we thought you might have gotten that hint reading this. We’re working with Dad Jokes on this EP and, touch wood, a full length LP in 2015. A first for us – the old “two options” deal, to let you peak behind the velvet curtain that is industry jazz.
We’re stoked. They’re stoked. We can only hope that you are stoked not only for us, but with the first single also.
Stream of the new single after the jump.