Listen Now on NPR, Debut LP “Deep Dream” Out 5/19/17 on Infinity Cat, On Tour w/ Diet Cig Now
Daddy Issues Share New Track “I’m Not” via NPR
Debut LP Deep Dream Out May 19, 2017 via Infinity Cat
On Tour w/ Diet Cig Now
photographer credit: Kelsey Hall
Nashville, TN three-piece indie grunge band Daddy Issues are bravely tackling the trauma of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse in their new single, “I’m Not” which premiered today via NPR. The track is from their debut LP, Deep Dream, which will arrive May 19th, 2017 via Infinity Cat.
Listen to “I’m Not”
Drawing on their own experiences, Daddy Issues wrote “I’m Not” in an effort to connect with young women who have dealt with sexual abuse and assault. It’s the song the band’s members wish they had when growing up, in order to start a discussion around living through the experiences and the alienation they felt as a result.
Drummer Emily Maxwell says of “I’m Not”, “Sexual assault and abuse are extremely difficult and complex things to process, and in trying to process them – especially if you’ve been silenced by your family, friends or community in favor of protecting your abuser, which is an indescribably painful thing to experience – you sometimes end up making excuses for your abuser like your loved ones do and start inventing a lot of alternate reasons for why you ended up in the situation you did. That can take the form of blaming your own sexuality (i.e. ‘maybe because I kissed this person I gave them the wrong idea,’ which is completely untrue) or blaming the media for teaching you falsehoods about how women are supposed to cave to a man’s will, among a million other things. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I spent a long time going through every reason why it had to have been my fault until I finally started to come to grips with the fact that it wasn’t, which wasn’t until very recently. This song is about that confusion and how much it can be spurned on by the people around you telling you that your trauma doesn’t matter because outside of the fact that your abuser nearly destroyed your life, they’re a good and kind person and should be allowed to continue on with their pleasant and perfect world.”
Daddy Issues are currently on tour with Diet Cig (all tour dates below). Pre-order for Deep Dream is now available from Infinity Cat.
4/5 – New Haven, CT @ Bar^
4/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle^
4/7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (Early Show)^
4/8 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall^
4/10 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz^
4/11 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel^
4/12 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar^
4/13 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel^
4/14 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5^
4/15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle^
4/18 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub^
4/19 – Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery^
4/20 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder^
4/21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade^
4/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor^
When singer and guitarist Jenna Moynihan saw the phrase “Daddy Issues” scribbled on the bathroom wall of a now-defunct Nashville DIY venue, she mistakenly assumed it was the name of an all-girl punk outfit sure to become her next favorite band. Upon realizing that no such band existed, Moynihan and friends Emily Maxwell (drums) and Jenna Mitchell (bass) picked up their instruments, taught themselves how to play and started their own band. Three years later, Daddy Issues are gearing up to release their full-length vinyl debut Deep Dream, out 5/19 via Infinity Cat Recordings.
The band originally caught Infinity Cat’s eye after tastemaker Casey Weissbuch offered the trio a spot on the cassette series he curates for the label, which has hosted releases from artists like Rozwell Kid, Colleen Green and Guerrilla Toss over its three-year history. Days after submitting their tape in the summer of 2015, the band signed to Infinity Cat as official artists, releasing a 7″ split with Louisville band White Reaper later that year. Shortly thereafter, the band started work on Deep Dream with producer and label owner Jake Orrall (JEFF The Brotherhood, Colleen Green). Combining the sounds of ’80s alternative, ’90s grunge and ’00s pop, Daddy Issues tackle the difficulties of friendship, heartbreak, mental health, sexual assault and a number of other issues that come with the package of youth in the modern world.