Hockey Dad releases ‘Brain Candy’ LP + shares ‘Germaphobe’ video

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Australian duo Hockey Dad has released their long-awaited new album ‘Brain Candy’ via Farmer & The Owl / BMG. Produced by John Goodmanson (Death Cab, Sleater-Kinney, Wolf Parade), ‘Brain Candy’ is a refreshing blend of raw garage rock and dynamic, sun-drenched pop. You can stream/purchase here.

The band recently released the entwining Good Eye, a pillar of ‘Brain Candy‘ with guitar lines that hint of Sonic Youth and Pavement. The single followed stand-out tracks, In This State, Itch and I Missed Out. To celebrate the album release, the band is sharing the currently all too appropriate Germaphobe video. Check it out via YouTube below.

Best friends since early childhood, guitarist and lead vocalist Zach Stephenson and drummer Billy Fleming make music that has grown in step with their lifelong friendship and blossomed into a rapidly building phenomenon. 

As Stephenson speaks on ‘Brain Candy,‘ he becomes celebratory, yet calmly reflective. “[Our last album] ‘Blend Inn’ dealt with problems in a less mature way through fighting and complaining,” he explains. “I think getting older, I have come to see these situations as learning experiences—using these songs to understand my surroundings and lessons I’ve been given.”

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