Hockey Dad - Blend Inn

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Blend Inn is the second studio album by Australian surf rock duo Hockey Dad, released in February 2018 via Farmer & The Owl and Inertia.

Zach Stephenson (guitars / vocals) and Billy Fleming (drums) have been best friends since age 4. Living two doors down on Boronia Street in the small Australian coastal town of Windang, it was around 13 when they discovered Zach's Dad's old gear in his garage and by 18, they were touring Australia under the name Hockey Dad, which was gleaned from a Simpsons episode.

Hockey Dad’s story is simple: best mates first, band second, and their music flows from their surroundings: sunny and jangly guitar driven rock complete with anthemic choruses.

Blend Inn is Fleming and Stephenson coming to us with more perspective after the success of their debut album Boronia (2016) saw them embark on a year of relentless global touring.

Blend Inn was recorded in Seattle with renowned audio engineer and producer John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Cloud Nothings, Death Cab for Cutie) at Robert Lang Studios. The studios, supposedly haunted, echo with their iconic past - housing many of rock’s legends over its time including The Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Death Cab For Cutie, Alice In Chains, and most notably, Nirvana, who recorded their last song inside - the mic used in Kurt Cobain’s final studio recording still hanging in tribute. Here, Hockey Dad found a home away from home - immortalising their time in the album artwork, which depicts the house in a film photo captured by Fleming.

The album is Hockey Dad’s boldest output to date, a natural progression for Fleming and Stephenson as they face the tribulations of young adulthood, a theme reflected across the record, which features lead single “Homely Feeling”, an ode to their roots.

Blend Inn holds onto the charm and energy of youth which won hearts originally - the playfulness, the edge, that quintessential Hockey Dad surf rock sound - but it comes to us from two people with an expanded mindset.

The fast-paced, punk style of Billy’s drums is executed in perfect synchronicity with Zach's jangly guitar, anthemic choruses and ever confident vocals to give life to their unmistakable and infectious brand of rock-pop.

Check out the tracks:  Homely Feeling”; and “I Wanna Be Everybody”.

This album is a limited edition release is on cassette with hot pink casing, pressed in Australia.

(9332727047756)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

1

My Stride

3:41

2

Homely Feeling

2:21

3

I Wanna Be Everybody

3:39

4

Danny

3:31

5

Join The Club

3:18

6

Whatever

2:26

7

Disappoint Me

3:16

8

Running Out

4:16

9

Stalker

3:05

10

Where I Came From

3:42

11

Sweet Release

3:27

12

Eggshells

3:33

SKU 9332727047756
Record Label Farmer & The Owl
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number FATO014CS
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 09 February 2018
Original Release Date (Year) 09 February 2018
Barcode # 9332727047756
Shipping Weight 0.0500kg
Shipping Width 0.018m
Shipping Height 0.110m
Shipping Length 0.070m
Shipping Cubic 0.000139000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Cassette Tape, Hot Pink Cassette
Format CASSETTE TAPE
Genre Rock
Genre Surf Rock
Genre Pop Rock

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