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DADS treaming their new album “I’ll Be the Tornado”

I’ll Be The Tornado sees the duo branching out into guitar-driven indie rock, with lyrics that manage to be perfect sketches of what it’s like to transition from youthful angst to adulthood. There’s something very powerful and connective that lurks in singer/drummer John Bradley’s words, and a quality to his voice that makes the album feel very human. Pitchfork said in a review of the album’s single “Chewing Ghosts”, “If there ever was an anthem for kids trying to learn from their mistakes and treat youth as a mile marker instead of a residence, Dads’ “Chewing Ghosts” is as catchy, idiosyncratic, and relatable of one as could be.” Go here to stream the whole thing!

Dads are set to embark on their first full North America headline tour this fall, bringing along Tiny Moving Parts, Nai Harvest, and Choir Vandals to support them, and appearing at The Fest 13 this month as well. The band recently wrapped up a summer North American support run with Touché Amoré and Tigers Jaw as well as appearances at Riot Fest Chicago and Riot Fest Denver (all tour dates below).

Pre-order for I’ll Be The Tornado is now available via 6131 Records and on iTunes.  Recorded by Neil Strauch (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Iron & Wine, Owen) at MinBal Studio in Chicago, IL and mastered by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr., Guided By Voices, Speedy Ortiz), I’ll Be The Tornado truly shows how much Dads have grown. Cover art and full track listing for the album are available below.

Tour Dates:
10/17 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar *
10/18 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck *
10/19 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room *
10/20 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall *
10/22 Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
10/23 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
10/24 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
10/25 Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
10/26 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern *
10/27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
10/29-10/30 Ybor City, FL @ Pre-Fest *
10/31-11/02 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest *
11/03 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs +
11/04 Austin, TX @ Mohawk +
11/05 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey +
11/07 Tucson, AZ @ Gary’s Place +
11/08 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live +
11/10 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction +
11/11 Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex +
11/12 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill +
11/14 Portland, OR @ Slabtown +
11/15 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project +
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +

* Dads, Tiny Moving Parts, Nai Harvest
+ Dads, Tiny Moving Parts, Choir Vandals

DADS on tour

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