Pretty good, more like pretty fucking amazing, am i right? Now that that piece of lazy writing is out of the way, Pretty Good, the latest from New Jersey’s Dads, is a great EP that doesn’t screw around. For some bands, an EP represents a stop gap between full-lengths and an excuse to ham it up with 1 new original, a b-side and a couple cover songs, but not Dads. Pretty Good is as important as any other release in their discography. The EP starts off heavy with “My Crass Patch”. This song ventures past their twinkly guitar roots into new musical territory for the band and is their heaviest song to date. The next two songs, “Can I Be Yr Deadbeat Boyfriend?” and “Boat Rich”, sound as though they were written in the same session as their previous full-length, American Radass (this is important), and are as good or better than any track on that album. Ending the EP is the slow burner, “No, We’re Not Actually”, that starts off quiet and ends with a flurry of heavy drums and intimidating guitars. It’s encouraging to see Dads branching out with their sound on this EP, and it only makes their next release that much more anticipated.
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