Acid Dad Announces Debut EP ‘Let’s Plan A Robbery’










Both live and on record (and on cassette), the band plays with the urgency of thieves…Acid Dad are able to strike a rare balance between lo-fi ferocity and a dynamic depth of feeling. Call them thieves who got away with it.

– Newsweek 

“They have a knack for crafting a chaotic duality in their structure where songs begin by creeping in with a down tempo drawl before detonating a fuzz bomb of distortion…catch a local band sizzle as they grow.”

– Village Voice


Brooklyn, NY’s Acid Dad will release their debut EP, Let’s Plan A Robbery, on February 26th, 2016. “Fool’s Gold,” the first track off the EP, premiered on Stereogum this morning, calling it “…a kaleidoscopic, rebellious tune, capturing the buoyant feeling of city shenanigans”; the song can also now be streamed and shared via Soundcloud: The EP has gotten early praise from Newsweek, which named it one of the ‘Nine February Albums We Can’t Wait To Listen To’, and will also be released as a limited edition cassette tape via Knife Tapes, which can be pre-ordered here.

Although barely 18-months-old, Acid Dad have quickly established themselves as one of the tightest, tireless, and most energetic live bands in the Brooklyn scene, with Oh My Rockness deeming them one of the site’s ‘Hardest-Working Bands of 2015.’  The foursome – all in their early 20s and two of whom were enrolled full-time at NYU until recently – have already released a string of infectious psych-punk singles that have earned them nods from the likes of NYLON, Village Voice, Impose, HERO, CMJ, The Deli, and more.

Let’s Plan A Robbery is a magnetic four-song EP self-recorded by the band in upstate New York throughout December 2015 and January 2016. Expanding upon their previous singles, the EP ranges from the explosive drive of opener “Don’t Get Taken” to the psych-sway of “Fool’s Gold”; from the dynamic charge of “Digger (Gotta Get That Money)” to the languid, hypnotic closer “Shoot You Down,” with guitarists Vaughn Hunt or Danny Gomez handling lead vocals on every other track. Cover artwork can be seen below.

Acid Dad – which recently sold-out a hometown show at Baby’s All Right – will head out on a lengthy U.S. tour in late February, beginning with a stretch of dates with White Reaper that kick off on the 28th in Chattanooga, TN. The band’s tour dates will continue through April 21st in Chicago, IL, and include an April 8th show in Los Angeles, CA. Acid Dad are also confirmed to perform on The Special Without Brett Davis in Brooklyn, NY on February 24th, as well as festivals including SXSW, the Savannah Stopover, Treefort Music Fest, and Canadian Music Week. A current itinerary is below.

Acid Dad is: Sean Fahey (bass/vocals), Danny Gomez (vocals/guitar), Vaughn Hunt (vocals/guitar), and Kevin Walker (drums).


Let’s Plan A Robbery EP track listing:

  1. Don’t Get Taken
  2. Fool’s Gold
  3. Digger (Gotta Get That Money)
  4. Shoot You Down


Acid Dad tour dates:

FEB. 28           CHATTANOOGA, TN                           JJ’S BOHEMIA*

FEB. 29           ATHENS, GA                                       CALEDONIA LOUNGE*

MAR. 2           GREENVILLE, SC                                INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ALEHOUSE*

MAR. 3           RALEIGH, NC                                      NEPTUNES*

MAR. 4           WINSTON-SALEM, NC                                    THE GARAGE*

MAR. 5            CHARLOTTE, NC                                NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE*

MAR. 7            COLUMBIA, SC                                               THE ART BAR*

MAR. 9           ATLANTA, GA                                     THE EARL*

MAR. 10          SAVANNAH, GA                                  SAVANNAH STOPOVER

MAR. 13          DENTON, TX                                       35 DENTON

MAR. 15-20     AUSTIN, TX                                         SXSW

MAR. 21          COLORADO SPRINGS, CO                 FLUX CAPACITOR**

MAR. 23          FORT COLLINS, CO                            DOWNTOWN ARTERY

MAR. 24          DENVER, CO                                       LOST LAKE LOUNGE

MAR. 25          SALT LAKE CITY, UT                         DIABOLICAL RECORDS

MAR. 26          BOISE, ID                                            TREEFORT MUSIC FEST

MAR. 30          PORTLAND, OR                                  MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS

APR. 1             SEATTLE, WA                                     THE VERA PROJECT

APR. 6             SAN FRANCISCO, CA                          THE RICKSHAW STOP

APR. 7             SAN DIEGO, CA                                  SODA BAR

APR. 8             LOS ANGELES, CA                             THE LOST ROOM

APR. 12           PHOENIX, AZ                                      VALLEY BAR

APR. 14           AUSTIN, TX                                         MOHAWK

APR. 15           SAN ANTONIO, TX                              PAPER TIGER

APR. 16           DALLAS, TX                                        THREE LINKS

APR. 18           SPRINGFIELD, MO                              THE OUTLAND BALLROOM

APR. 19           COLUMBIA, MO                                  CAFÉ BERLIN

APR. 20           ST. LOUIS, MO                                               THE DEMO

APR. 21           CHICAGO, IL                                       EMPTY BOTTLE

* with White Reaper

** with Mothers, New Madrid, Holly Macve