Today, Dad Jokes have premiered their new single “Dad Max Also: The Weekend Warrior from their forthcoming Dad Max EP. After several off hand remarks and colorful comments made by a fellow coworker bonded together a gang of nerds working at a music company, Dad Jokes became a reality. The band’s playful, goodnatured vibes blend right into the excitement & enthusiasm they have for the music they make. It’s an upbeat, prog-that-makes-you-party sound, combined with the influences of Fang Island and Trans Am.
The band’s first record, Release My Body (released on Father’s Day 2015), showed the crew of musical cohorts – vocalist/guitarist Chris Tubbs, guitarist Chase Farmer and drummer Ryan Krage – that their party jams weren’t just something they enjoyed on their own. Critics and fans alike responded to their debut album with the same amount of love, support and smiles the band found within their own practice space.
Deciding that the next logical step was obviously to take on the entire world with their music, Dad Jokes entered the newly christened Tiny Telephone Oakland, owned and operated by John Vanderslice in early 2016. They enlisted the help of producer Beau Sorenson (Death Cab For Cutie, Cougar, Bob Mould) who managed to capture the band’s true sound.
With their brand new Dad Max EP slated for summer release, Dad Jokes. “It’s the dawn of a completely new era in the life of Dad Jokes and it couldn’t be coming at a better time for us all… because maybe you want to have a party on a boat this summer… and need some pontunes.” Dad Max will be available to download on August 5th and on LP on November 30th, 2016.