We're thrilled to announce our partnership with the absolute legends at Polyvinyl! As part of the deal, Polyvinyl has acquired an equity stake in the beloved San Francisco based label, allowing the two labels to work together while Father/Daughter retains autonomy over all creative decisions.
Since 2018, Polyvinyl has made similar equity investments in indie labels Double Double Whammy (based in Brooklyn, NY) and Keeled Scales (based in Austin, TX). Each label remains separately and independently operated with complete autonomy and creative control.
Speaking about the new partnership, Father/Daughter founder, Jessi Frick, shared “To say we're excited to partner with Polyvinyl would be an understatement. As Father/Daughter continues to evolve, we're always looking for innovative ways to connect our artists' work with as many listeners as possible.” Adding, “This union will allow us to tap into this indie label powerhouse's 25+ years of experience, not to mention they are some of the kindest, most genuine people in the industry. It's also very refreshing, as a woman-owned business, to be partnering with a partly women-owned label!”
Additionally, Polyvinyl co-founder, Matt Lunsford, shared “Polyvinyl has grown and changed in many ways since our start in 1996, but our commitment to supporting the indie ecosystem we're a part of has always remained the same.” Lunsford adds, “In that spirit, it is an honor to be investing in Jessi and partnering with Father/Daughter. Jessi clearly shares our independent ethos, having already championed dozens of artists and built up Father/Daughter's fantastic catalog over the past decade. We cannot wait to roll up our sleeves together and dive into what's next!”
Today, the New York-based singer-songwriter, S. Raekwon, shares his new song, "Single Mom's Day" along with a lyric video directed by his aunt, Jenny Conte. Watch the video below. "Single Mom's Day" was written and recorded in 2020 during the sessions for his debut album, Where I'm at Now.
Over a bed of sparkling piano and gentle spatters of percussion, S. Raekwon croons out a sweet and loving ode to his mother, early childhood memories, and old friends. Recorded, produced, and played almost entirely by himself, this eight-minute ambient jammer sprawls out slowly into bits and pieces.
Father/Daughter is proud to welcome A.O. Gerber to the family. A.O. Gerber is an LA-based artist delivering an ethereal blend of empowering guitar-laden indie rock, dreamy alternative pop and classic songwriting. Appealing to fans of Angel Olsen, The Weather Station and Helena Deland, Gerber released her debut album Another Place To Need in 2020 to critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, NYLON, Gorilla vs. Bear and The Line Of Best Fit, who labelled the record, “A decadent and essential collection of songs.”
Her new single “Looking for the Right Things” co-released by Hand In Hive and Father/Daughter hints at the accomplished new project to come later this year. Watch the Yellow House Sessions-produced video below.
Stream "Looking for the Right Things" here!
Already a fan of Record Setter and heading in a heavier direction, it was an easy choice for Home is Where to decide on doing a split release with the Denton, TX-based hardcore band. “[We] wanted to make something unabashedly trans. Two trans bands. Songs about trans issues. Cover by a trans artist. We wanted to make something for the girls to pop off to,” explains Home is Where’s Brandon MacDonald of dissection lesson’s genesis. Out today are two songs from the split, one from each band. Listen to both here.
“plain english” speaks to Record Setter frontwoman Judy Mitchell’s experiences living under violent authority as a trans woman, and details her navigations through transition and depression. Over harsh, lethargic verses with clean guitar counterpoint, Mitchell hoarsely reassures herself that she need not self-shame for depressive ruts and the non-linear path of transition.
On the Home is Where side, “names” attempts to uplift trans women from this violence they routinely face. Written in 2021, the year with the highest recorded number of trans women murdered or assaulted, “names” bites back at this transphobic cruelty with a grinding, thrashed verse led by MacDonald’s justifiably guttural screams:
No more victims
No more missing girls
Arm trans women
By any means, these queens are ready
This is literal
Dismantle what makes trans girls live in fear
dissection lesson is out April 15, 2022 (digital) & May 6 (limited edition cassette) via Father/Daughter and Topshelf Records.