Conservative Dad | Con Dad LP

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Con Dad LP

by Conservative Dad

12 short songs with poignant emotional hooks, engaging lyrical movement and a palpable rhythmic backbone. It\'s Dad\'s favorite.
Genre: Pop: Pop Underground
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1. Losing Streak
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2. The Devil That You Know
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3. Commit
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4. Full Time
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5. Collector
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6. Mountain Climber
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7. Mighty Dollar
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8. All The Wrong Places
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9. Too Late
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10. Created Sin
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11. Harsh Way To Live
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12. Short-Term Memory
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This was taken from a blog by Kathleen in Helena, MT after a show at \"The 406\":

This is about a killer band I saw last night, Seattle\'s Conservative Dad.

I\'ll admit it, I get surprised when my little town plays host to good music, given that it\'s exactly what Bob and Doug McKenzie would label as the Great White North. So it was a delightful treat when after they went into the first riff, I couldn\'t help but move with the music. Conservative Dad played a relatively short set, but it left everyone wanting more. So much so, in fact, that the crowd started chanting the ever-popular \"one more song\" routine. Now that\'s pretty common in larger venues, but this was in a small venue, where most of the crowd couldn\'t even see the band since the stage was level with the audience. Conservative Dad plays a show, though, where you don\'t have to see them to feel their energy and intensity.

There wasn\'t a person in that room who couldn\'t feel the energy. Not to mention, these guys treat audiences like royalty, thanking us about ever five minutes, and sincerely wanting to meet those who came out to hear them. I half expected to be taken out for a nice steak dinner afterwards. But back to the tunes!

Their music is way fun. I can\'t even label their genre, which is nice. I can say the live show was intense. Whether they were going slow, or inciting head banging, the raw honesty was palpable. This wasn\'t a show, this was an autobiography.

For a reference point, I would have to say there are some Weezer sounds mixed in with Conservative Dad. Nada Surf also travels along the same vein. Matt Batey\'s voice smacks of Ben Gibbard often, which works surprisingly well for their more punk songs.

So here\'s to the Northwest for putting out another honest band to give the people what they need; perspective through the b.s.


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Dan B.

Great CD
I really loved the Conservative Dad EP, and was eagerly anticipating the release of this full-length. It's a strong follow-up that delivers twelve more of their well crafted songs. The CD covers a lot of ground: solid rockers with driving rhythms to slower acoustic tunes with a pinch of folk. If forced to give the “sounds like” comparisons, I’d have to say I hear some Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie, and Neil Young popped to mind for “Mighty Dollar”. The vocals remind me of Ben Gibbard and Billy Corgan, but not in tone or timbre, it’s the vulnerability of the delivery.

The CD is full of catchy guitar and vocal melodies, best captured (in my opinion) in “The Devil That You Know”. It’s a damn fine rock song, and probably my favorite on the CD. I love the raw feel that the CD has. The music is polished and professional, but not over-produced. This collection of songs seems to put performance and songwriting first, letting whatever recording flaws there are simply add character.

If you’re on the hunt for some genuine, honest indie music that also happens to be of a high caliber, you’ve found what you’re looking for.

Jordan A.

Good CD
Dan B. stated things very well (check his review). In addition I heard a reasonable amount of early the Get Up Kids influence.