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Certainly you’ll pardon me if I forgo the pithy “something rotten in Denmark” schtick when talking about Dad Rocks!, the moonlighting solo project of MIMAS’s Icelandic/Danish frontman, Snævar Njáll Albertsson. However, if you’re expecting a stripped down version of the music Albertsson plays on his day job, you’re going to be more than a little disappointed. Inspired by folks like Bill Callahan (Smog), Akron/Family and Do Make Say Think, Dad Rocks! (don’t sleep on the ! people) marries swirling lo-fi country folk with beats, dubs and noisemakers of the people (whole lotta handclaps) to create a sonic spitball that while likely find favor with fans of Cake, the late Captain Beefheart and anyone else with a slightly off-kilter world view.
The Digital Age EP has been slowly trickling across the globe and into the ears of music lovers everywhere. Denmark in April, the UK in August, and now here in the U.S. provided you can figure out the exchange rate.