Trophy Dad -- Dogman EP [CS] SAD034
Trophy Dad's new EP "Dogman" is an incredibly moving and prescient record that showcases Abby Sherman and Jordan Zamansky's astonishing lyricism and jaw dropping songwriting. Across "Dogman"'s 5 tracks, moments of feeling too young, and simultaneously "way too old for this" are exemplified atop irresistible hooks and powerful deluges of sound. Trophy Dad send a compelling entry into the oeuvre of records that are blisteringly powerful in a myriad of ways.
Trophy Dad began in late 2014 as the dorm-room project of Abby Sherman and Jordan Zamansky in Madison, WI. After the release of their debut EP Shirtless Algebra Fridays in May 2015, drummer Justin Huber and guitarist Henry Stoehr joined the lineup. The EP’s lo-fi bedroom pop sound and conscious lyrics resonated with many in the Madison scene, and the band was able support the EP with opening spots for Porches, Frankie Cosmos, Girlpool, Car Seat Headrest, and Whitney. Trophy Dad premiered their most recent single, “Louis Sachar” right at the turn of 2017, receiving much online acclaim; the track was featured on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” and Hype Machine’s “Stack” playlists, and earned the group a spot on Vinyl Me, Please’s “11 Bands to Watch in 2017.”