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stream Trophy Dad EP + Stereogum Band To Watch

whoa! Stereogum has named Trophy Dad a Band To Watch and has premiered a full stream of their EP! James Rettig says:

"Trophy Dad is also skilled at creating compelling narratives to hang those hooks around. Dogman has a loose overarching concept that allows the band to explore some sensitive but important topics. 'Each song on the Dogman EP deals with a different type of metaphorical ‘monster,’ including monsters like opportunity, romanticized love interests, the need for validation, crippling anxiety, low self-esteem… Very scary things that cause a sinking feeling in the stomach,' Zamansky explains. 'Writing about these topics can be a way to try and make sense of them — writing about these ‘monsters’ helps strip away their ambiguity (which is perhaps the scariest thing about them) making them easier to think about and easier to deal with.'"

You can stream the record and read the full piece here: or stream below

Dogman comes out May 5th. You can purchase the tape here:

You can see them here:

05/10 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
05/11 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
05/12 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
05/13 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
05/15 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
05/16 Washington, DC @ Bathtub Republic *
05/17 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA *
05/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville *
05/19 Cambridge, MA @ The Lilypad (early)
05/19 Boston, MA @ Makeout Point
05/20 Syracuse, NY @ Spit Fam House

*(with Boon)