It’s raining and grey outside today and the forecast says winter (or at least early spring) is about to make a comeback. Never fear: Suburban Ottawa 3-piece dad sports is here to put a little more spring in your step. Their new video for peppy track “Many Faces” just dropped and it’s a great reflection of their sound: lo-fi, homemade, but laced with lots of drive and zip. My Gen-X ears catch some echoes of Blink-182 and Sloan here, but in a decidedly modern mix.
I also love the explanation for the video’s collage format that the band offers right off the top: It’s pouring rain, so they can’t bring their fancy professional rented recording equipment outdoors. Cue the archival home video and footage of the band in the home-goods aisle of a Value Village or playing in the snow. Also there’s a cute dog at 0:58, always a bonus. The video is grainy and the editing amateur-on-purpose, giving the entire film a ’90s quality. It’s fun and random and good vibes all around.
Bop along with “Many Faces” by dad sports in the player below.