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Drunk Dad

From: OR, United States
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Below is our complete Drunk Dad news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Drunk Dad Posts "Whiskey Liver" Video

Noncompliant even to the term "noise ordinance," Northwestern hardcore/noise addicts Drunk Dad recently raided TVPDX Portland Television studios to lay down a half-six-pack of tracks, the first of which now spills out onto public domain.

The first of several bludgeoning video segments from this session drops today with "Whiskey Liver," culled from the band's 2014 Eolian Empire-released debut LP, "Ripper Killer." Check it out below, and be sure to catch Drunk Dad stumbling across the stage on these dates:

5/14/2015 Star Bar - Portland, OR w/ Hot Victory, Moan
5/21/2015 The Colonial Cafe - Sacramento, CA w/ Columbian Necktie, XtomhanX
5/22/2015 The Golden Bull - Oakland, CA w/ Ditch Witch, Crypt Trip, Hellbeard
5/24/2015 The Loving Cup - Reno, NV w/ Elephant Rifle, Sisters Doom More...

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Doomed & Stoned Offering 70 Track Compilation

The blog Doomed & Stoned has put together an extensive compilation of underground heavy bands in Portland, Oregon, which features Ape Machine's "Angry Man," Blackwitch Pudding's "Swamp Gas Of The Nevermizer," and a whole lot more. The site's founder, Billy Goat, comments:

"Portland, Oregon is known for many things--it's the 'Rose City,' clustered around the mighty Willamette River and nearby Mt. Hood, the home of Nike and the Trail Blazers, even a major network television show called Portlandia.

"But to the hard working locals, Portland is home two the two big things that really matter: brews and bad-ass rock 'n' roll. Doomed & Stoned in Portland is a snapshot of the heavy music scene right now in Portland--from the ever-popular Red Fang, Lord Dying, and Toxic Holocaust, to rising stars such as Sons of Huns, Ape Machine, and Drunk Dad.

"Most of all, here is a collection of bands with a strong DIY ethic--everything from experimental metal to a distinct brand of Northwest punk to the ultra-heavy metal doom giants like Graves at Sea, Usnea, and Stoneburner. Not to mention the bands that just like to "Keep Portland Weird" (Blackwitch Pudding, Pinkzilla, Big Black Cloud). Over 65 bands waiting for you to lend them your ears--and a free download, to boot. You may just discover your next favorite bands."

You can stream all the tracks below or pick up your own copy of the compilation at this location. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Drunk Dad Announces Tour With Hondruan

You can tell from the Eolian relation that's it's already going to be an ugly tour: Drunk Dad and Honduran are headed on out a U.S. trek.

From August 29th through September 30th, this Portland-based duo will plow through a counter-clockwise arc of the American colonies, with twenty-seven municipalities on the shitlist for the scummiest beatdown of the season, including shows with Same Sex Dictator, Godstomper, Stapled Shut, The Drip, Rabbits and tons more.

Additionally, both bands will perform matinees at the Eolian Empire-organized D.I.Y. "anti-fest" dubbed Festicide this weekend (August 16th and 17th). Catch the devastation live on these dates:

8/29/2014 Club 21 - Portland, OR w/ Same Sex Dictator
9/04/2014 The Colony - Sacramento, CA
9/05/2014 Hemlock - San Francisco, CA w/ Disastroid
9/06/2014 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Godstomper, Sete Star Sept, Gods America
9/07/2014 MDM Studios - Los Angeles, CA w/ Stapled Shut, Actuary, Vulva Esser, Shitbrains, Putasos
9/08/2014 TBA - Flagstaff, AZ
9/09/2014 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Roñoso, Doomed to Exist, My Man Mike
9/10/2014 The Grynde - El Paso, TX w/ Communion of Thieves
9/11/2014 Holy Mountain - Austin, TX w/ The Unmothered, The Dead See
9/12/2014 Vino's Brew Pub - Little Rock, AR
9/13/2014 The East Room - Nashville, TN w/ Sheepshifter, Realeyes, One Beggar Sun
9/14/2014 Ten Pins Tavern - Athens, GA w/ Toxic Ass Implant
9/15/2014 Foxfield Bar and Grill - Columbia, SC
9/16/2014 Gallery 5 - Richmond, VA
9/17/2014 TBA - Baltimore, MD
9/18/2014 Motel Hell - Philadelphia, PA w/ Heavy Medical
9/19/2014 The Gutter - Brooklyn, NY w/ Heavy Medical, Law$Uits
9/20/2014 Obrien's - Boston, MA w/ The Proselyte, Jack Burton vs David Lopan
9/21/2014 Whitney House - Hartford, CT w/ Weald
9/22/2014 Certain Death - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Crappy Funeral
9/23/2014 TBA - Chicago, IL
9/24/2014 Vandals - Kansas City, MO
9/25/2014 TBA - Denver, CO
9/27/2014 TBA - Missoula, MT
9/28/2014 Underground 15 - Spokane, WA
9/29/2014 Rays Golden Lion - Richland, WA w/ The Drip
9/30/2014 The Know - Portland, OR w/ Rabbits More...

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Drunk Dad Posts Entire New LP Online

Since Portland, Oregon's fuck-you-all-wave outfit Drunk Dad is about to unload debut LP "Ripper Killer" on Tuesday, the enablers at Invisible Oranges have aided in spreading the word early by hosting the entire gruesome platter this fine Friday.

Stream the full "Ripper Killer" release below ahead of its July 1st release via Eolian Empire, or see the band live supporting the album on these dates:

7/11/2014 411 Warehouse - Portland, OR *record release show w/ Honduran, Big Black Cloud
8/17/2014 Slabtown - Portland, OR @ Festicide More...

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Drunk Dad Streaming "Life's Work" Track

Revolver Magazine is today dishing out a new dose of depravity from "Ripper Killer," the maiden full-length release from Portland's Drunk Dad. Check out the song "Life's Work" below.

Eolian Empire will release "Ripper Killer" on July 1st via digital delivery and heavyweight 180-gram LP in a run of 475 copies, each including a 12" x 24" poster/insert and digital download code. You can also hear the previously posted track "Light A Fire" at this location.

Drunk Dad is currently scheduling an East Coast-bound full U.S. trek with fellow Eolian scum, Honduran, which will be finalized and announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, catch the band live on these dates:

6/14/2014 KEXP On-Air session - Seattle, WA
7/11/2014 411 Warehouse - Portland, OR record release show w/ Honduran, Big Black Cloud, Tyrants, Health Problems

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Five Pack
2. Life's Work
3. Fuck in Garbage
4. Light a Fire
5. S.O.U.
6. Ripper Killer
7. Worthless
8. Whiskey Liver More...

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Drunk Dad Streaming "Light A Fire"

The members of Portland, Oregon's self-proclaimed "fuck-you-all-wave" unit Drunk Dad are getting juiced-up in preparation for the release of debut LP, "Ripper Killer." Today the first shot of the album's nihilism - titled "Light A Fire" - has been poured four your intoxication below, courtesy of Noisey/Vice.

Preorders for the heavyweight 180-gram LP in a run of 500 copies, each including a 12" x 24" poster/insert and digital download code, are live in advance of the "Ripper Killer" July 1st release right here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Five Pack
2. Life's Work
3. Fuck in Garbage
4. Light a Fire
5. S.O.U.
6. Ripper Killer
7. Worthless
8. Whiskey Liver More...

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Drunk Dad Announces New LP

Eolian Empire has confirmed the debut LP release from Portland's Drunk Dad this Summer. The label comments:

"Portland's one and only fuck-you-all-wave group is on a seemingly unstoppable trajectory. In the last two years they have hard-won the turned heads and knowing nods of enthusiastic youngsters and old cynics alike with their all-out assaults on rock and convention. Their art-fucked sludgy hardcore free-jazz noise rock is as unclassifiable as it is enthralling, the splendid result of a rare new band that not only knows what it wants but how to get it.

"Hatched at long disintegrating Portland punk house/venue Failhaus in 2010 -- at first an almost homage, albeit a convincing one, to their Northwest heavy heroes -- Drunk Dad quickly shoved their own way forward, dragging their dirty NW rock roots through sludge and noise and then mashing them together with metallic hardcore and avant diversions to form their own crusty scuzzcore.

"Their leavings, including a cassette-only Failhaus EP on Stankhouse Records and subsequent Morbid Reality 7" on Eolian Empire, have raked in accolades from all levels of media, as a 'strategy of fomented eclecticism -- push each influence hard enough, and they'll eventually crumble into one another' by Pitchfork, 'brilliantly energetic' by Echoes and Dust, 'a pretzel-like intersection of genre super-highways that go in all directions at once' by the Portland Mercury, and 'an off-kilter, barely-tethered mass of sludge/crust/whateverthefuck that is as delightful as it is shoeless n' shambling' by Last Rites.

"Not known for going easy, in the past year Drunk Dad went at it even harder, culminating in their first full-length and gnarliest, most inventive, expansive, and-dare we say?-sophisticated record yet. With their first LP Ripper Killer, Drunk Dad breaks down the stifling genre walls of yore and rewires the wreckage into a megaheavy alloy of scuzz, filth, and noise in a knock-down, drag-out war of ill will wrapped in a nasty bow."

Stand by for more banter on the pulverizing "Ripper Killer" as Eolian gears it up for release on heavyweight 12" and digital delivery this coming July 1st, 2014. The band will also hold a reefer madness listening party for the album:

4/20/2014 Valentine's - Portland, OR w/ J.O.P.O., Dark Wraith Covenant, Redneck

You can also check out the previous "Morbid Reality" release in the Bandcamp player available below. More...

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Red Fang To Headline Stumpfest

Portland hometown heroes Red Fang will be the third and final headliner of Stumpfest, which will take place April 24th - 26th at Mississippi Studios.

Thursday's headliner will be Trans Am, Friday will be Red Fang, and Saturday will be Yob. Individual day tickets and 3-day passes are on sale now at this location. The festival lineup is available below. More...

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Gaytheist Announces New Shows

In just under a month, Gaytheist will embark on a quick 4 date west coast tour with fellow Portland heavy rock enthusiasts Drunk Dad (Eolian Empire).

The brief jaunt features four shows with Wild Throne (formerly Dog Shredder) joining the fun in Seattle and most notably Kowloon Walled City making a rare appearance on the San Francisco stop.

Dates are as follows:

2/20 - Seattle, WA at Chop Suey w/ Wild Throne, The Great Goddamn
2/21 - Portland, OR at Information Warehouse w/ Nasalrod, Raw Nerves
2/22 - Arcata at Alibi
2/23 - San Fran at Helmlock w/ Kowloon Walled City, Hornss

In other Gaytheist news, the band has been confirmed to appear at the 2014 edition of Boise's Treefort Festival on March 21st. More details can be found at this location. More...

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Black Cobra To Play Stumpfest

Black Cobra, the devastatingly heavy duo hailing from the bay area and backed by Southern Lord Recordings, has been added to Stumpfest 2014.

Black Cobra's recent album, "Invernal," was described by The Sleeping Shaman as "the sound of a schizophrenic octopus, high on speed, hard liquor and murderous hatred trapped inside the body of a man locked in a darkened jail cell."

The three-day festival, organized by Rynne Stump, will churn out heavy tunes from the city's legendary metal acts and their closest friends at Mississippi Studios on April 24th - 26th. Links for prices and more info through the venue website will be provided in two weeks, so stay tuned! The currently announced Stumpfest lineup features: More...

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First Bands Announced For Stumpfest

Stumpfest - Portland, Oregon's "fantastic amalgam of music, bro love and art" - will return on April 24th - 26th, 2014 with its biggest lineup yet.

The three day festival, organized by Rynne Stump, will churn out heavy tunes from the city's legendary metal acts and their closest friends at Mississippi Studios and another yet-to-be-determined venue.

Tickets will be available through the venue websites as well as at the door. Prices and links will be provided soon. The currently announced lineup is as follow:

LIFE COACH (feat. Phil Manley from TRANS AM & Jon Theodore from QOTSA and ex-THE MARS VOLTA)
LORD DYING (nominated as one of Metalunderground.com's best newcomers of 2013)

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Drunk Dad Posts New Track

As Portland’s bastardized brew crew Drunk Dad prepares to belt the public right in the mouth with the "Morbid Reality" 12” via Eolian Empire on June 11th, today the enablers over at Pitchfork want you to start off the week with a total bender, cracking open a new track from the EP.

Bail early, drink on the job or do whatever you gotta’ do, but be prepared to pay Drunk Dad the “Scum Fee” right here.

The band also recently spilled the song “S.O.U.” at this location.

Drunk Dad is currently getting its shit together for a July tour with local brethren Big Black Cloud, and in the meantime plans on meandering around Pacific Northwest dive bars, with several June gigs locked and more shows coming together.

6/07/2013 Ash Street Saloon - Portland, OR w/ Rohit, Diesto, Redneck
6/21/2013 Victory Lounge - Seattle, WA w/ Terminal Fuzz Terror, Same Sex Dictator
6/22/2013 East End - Portland, OR w/ R.I.P., Terminal Fuzz Terror

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Drunk Dad To Release New EP

In a constant barrage of new noise from Portland-based D.I.Y. noisemongers Eolian Empire, the label’s next conquest comes by way of the filthifying new 12” from local metalworkers Drunk Dad. The following press release was issued about the band:

"If they weren't such dirty fuckers they'd be one of the town's shining success stories of unrelenting hard work and dedication: in a surprisingly short time Drunk Dad went from favorite-band-shirts-on-their-hearts-on-their-sleeves to a unique and dynamic fusion of the heavy, the noisy, and the aggro, with a healthy dose of high drama, as they consistently churn out some of the most devastating live sets Portland has seen in years. Complex but in-your-face arrangements, push-pull duel-guitar interplay, searing behind-the-head leads, heavy motherfucking bass, and hard-hitting, tight, technical traps with dynamic, disturbing vocals to hold it all together evolves to ethical scumbaggery at its finest.

"Morbid Reality, the first vinyl release from Portlandian shitstarters Drunk Dad, merges off-kilter sludge/noise the Pacific Northwest perpetuates so well into a drugged-out but aggro vibe; elements of scathing crust-ish degenerate punk brutality of El Dopa or Dystopia are cold-filtered with slow-motion acerbic sludge basslines and noxious riffage with a post-Melvins experimental vibe."

Eolian Empire will drop the four-song "Morbid Reality" on 12” vinyl and digital download this coming June 11th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Guts
2. Seizure
3. Ritual
4. Scum Fee More...

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