Netherlands four-piece Mozes and the Firstborn have announced that their new album ‘Dadcore,’ which will be released on January 25th via Burger Records. As a taster of the album, the band have released a brand new single If I, which was produced by Chris Coady (Foals, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House). They’ve also created a video to accompany the track. Check out the video via YouTube below.
Songwriter Melle Dielesen explains the meaning behind the new single: “I see ‘If I’ as the counterpart of our last single ‘Hello’, which was about going into the world and claiming your space by simply letting yourself be seen. ‘If I’ is about everything you do not want to show the world; all the things that you regret. This can be a certain emotion you have, a choice you’ve made in the past, a secret love that you’ve never been able to share with anyone else but yourself.“
With ‘Dadcore’, Mozes and the Firstborn embrace this sentiment of looking back to what their dads listened to exploring their favourite styles within the paternal genre. The band present the record as a mixtape, a colourful collection of eclectic songs that they’ve hand chosen and want you to fall in love with and pick out your favourites, like any other mixtape.
The production of each song was approached differently to highlight the wide influences on the album. Melle Dieleson explains the love behind their music: “Dadcore is a love letter to rock music. It’s an ode to being in a band. After eight years we still sometimes play shows where only twelve people show up, there’s no backstage and the fee is a case of beer and a place to crash. Nonetheless, there’s four people up on that stage rocking out as hard as they can. That’s Dadcore to me.“
‘Dadcore’ was produced by drummer Raven Aartsen with Chris Coady (Beach House, Yuck, together PANGEA) on board as co-producer. On this third record the band has worked with different mixing engineers including Chris Coady, Rob Barbato (Kevin Morby, The Babies, The Fall), Roland Cosio (together PANGEA, Fuzz, Peach Kelli Pop) and Andrew Schubert & Eric Carlson (together PANGEA, Mean Jeans, Wand).
The band have been performing around Holland on and off throughout 2018, with three dates across Europe coming up: one with Canshaker Pi, one supporting Mattiel in Paris, and one in Berlin for Rood Woof Records Halloween Party with Disgusting Beauty.
2018 European live dates
October 18th – De Helling, Utrecht, The Netherlands – with Canshaker Pi
October 31st – Marie-Antoinette, Berlin, Germany – for Rood Woof Records Halloween Party
November 8th – Point Éphémère, Paris, France – with Mattiel