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Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$12 / $14



Songbyrd Presents

Wednesday March 7, 2018


Brooklyn rockers Acid Dad haven’t been together for long, only a few years, but in that time, they’ve gained a loyal following for their ferocious live shows and the weight of their psych punk intensity. In the time since their debut EP, “Let’s Plan a Robbery,” was released last year, they’ve evolved their clanging aesthetic to the point where you would be forgiven for thinking they’ve been doing this for decades. The raucous rhythms they’ve refined stand out for their attention to detail and nuanced influences. They are currently gearing up for the release of their debut LP but have already given us a few new songs to tide us over.

On their new 7-inch single, out via Greenway Records, they offer two energetic indie rock songs spiked with a slow-burn punk noise and a casual classic rock temper. But it’s the second track, “Bodies,” that really hammers home both the Bruce Springsteen vibes and the band’s general ability to merge the past and the present. Guitars spin out of control while drums stomp and cascade, and Lou Reed’s ghost shows up to haunt the gritty New York skyline that the song evokes. The band has pushed back their harsher punk tendencies a bit, but their garage rock verve and theatricality are still very much intact.