Proud Parents

Proud Parents

by Proud ParentsProud Parents

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The project of longtime friends and collaborators Tyler Fassnacht and Claire Nelson-Lifson, Proud Parents are a scrappy Wisconsin-based garage pop combo with friendly melodic hooks and energetic tempos. A fixture of the Madison underground since 2015, they released a raucous full-length cassette debut called Sharon Is Karen before signing with esteemed local indie Dirtnap Records, which released this slightly more refined sophomore outing. Behind the rousing boy-girl vocal attack of frontpeople Fassnacht and Nelson-Lifson, the rhythm battery of Alex Seraphin (bass) and Heather Sawyer (drums) drive this carefree set to its generally brief conclusion. With only three of the 13 tracks exceeding a hefty three minutes, most of the other songs arrive in pleasing two-minute blasts of chunky riffs, tuneful hollers, and rickety beats. Although the band's co-leaders each take turns leading their own songs, more often than not, they swap lines back and forth, like on the self-titled opener "Proud Parents" -- one of those great underused rock traditions, naming a song after the band, especially on an eponymous album -- and the affably hooky "Something to Talk About." Self-described as "jangle-chunk," Proud Parents wear the term well, delivering plenty of the loose, jangling fun of garage with the hard, distorted bite of punk.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/2018
Label: Dirtnap Records
UPC: 0881970015412
catalogNumber: 154
Rank: 78173


  1. Proud Parents
  2. Hypnotoad
  3. 2 Fast 2 Serious
  4. Ducktales
  5. Flavordust
  6. Something to Talk About
  7. Happy
  8. T Street Shuffle
  9. Dead Wrong
  10. Take My Hand
  11. Stuck
  12. Baby
  13. Proud Parents (Slow)

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