January 2016 “Band of the Month” – DADDY ISSUES

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photo by Emily Quirk

photo by Emily Quirk

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Okay, happy freakin’ New Year first of all! From what I’ve kept up with, it’s been a pretty good one for the band — between the Infinity Cat announcement, studio time with Jake from Jeff The Brotherhood, and plenty of solid shows. What are your sacred rituals/not-so-secret secrets so that everyone can have such a great year in 2016?!

Lower your expectations, surround yourself with the right people, and take chances.

The Infinity Cat signing has been in the making for a while, right? They’ve plugged you all for a while but I’m guessing it was a joy for you all to make it public and start to see things unfold in a way they haven’t yet?

Yeah! It’s really nice to have a family in Nashville looking out for us and always wanting the best for us, and to be in such great company.

photo by Jake Giles Netter

photo by Jake Giles Netter

It’s pretty clear that Nashville loves you all — so what are some of the things you all love about Nashville?

Centennial Dog Park, The Villager, the late nights, Nostromo + its crew, Dino’s burgers, and cheap beer.

What’s your favorite bumper sticker you’ve seen recently? In August, on my very first day as a resident of Nashville, I sat behind a car at a red light with one that said “Welcome to Nashville … Now Go Home!” (sorry).

We haven’t seen any good bumper stickers lately, but someone came into Emily’s work wearing a sweatshirt that said “I Love My Husband, But I Also Love KID ROCK!”

Did you all give the split with White Reaper to your parents for Christmas (if applicable, you know …) or just because? It’s awesome! Also, best/worst Christmas song?

Jenna Mitchell did, Emily and Jenna Moynihan forgot :/ Best Christmas songs: “Last Christmas,” “Mele Kalikimaka” and “This Christmas”. Worst: “The Christmas Shoes”.

What’s on the cold, gray, Nashville-and-beyond horizon for the band? I assume full-length #2 will be released in Spring but what else has you excited?

Besides going into the studio, we’re excited to tour and head down to SXSW! Also hoping to get abducted by aliens by Halloween at the latest.

photo by Emily Quirk

photo by Emily Quirk

How’s recording for the album gone? If you could compare it to any of the Beatles records, which one suits? What about any Weird Al record?

We haven’t started recording yet, so we’ll have to get back to you on that! If we had to compare it to something, so far it’s a little more like Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel (in the most literal way)

How excited are you about Guns N’ Roses reuniting next year … ? Who would you all like to see reunite, even for one show?

The Guns N’ Roses reunion is tight, but we’re more stoked about seeing Black Sabbath’s final tour. In a perfect world, we’d love to see Pavement, Simon and Garfunkel, Hall & Oates or The Smiths.

What’s been the best lesson you’ve learned this year, whether personally or in regards to the band?

When flowers arrive at your doorstep, they’re probably for your neighbor, and there’s no such thing as an all-expenses-paid trip to the Bahamas.

What record should everyone buy next?

Forever Breathes the Lonely Word by Felt, Cool Choices by S and Soft Serve by Charly Bliss.

Upcoming Shows

1/14 @ Foo Too – Nashville, TN

Daddy Issues – “Drop Out” – Treehouse Sessions via Consequence of Sound