The band members commented:
Nate: “I’m real excited to have ‘Memento’ out because we’re all really happy with the mixes and the overall sound of the EP compared to ‘Quarter-life Crisis.’ Because we’re not even a year old as a band we have a lot of growing to do, which is going to happen on tour, but it’s really cool to listen to the progression. There’s so much more natural energy and character that just comes from playing together 24/7. I’m super hyped to get on the road and play the songs on the EP as well as some new bangers that may or may not be on a full length album that may or may not be recorded by Step Dads in the fall ;)”
Nick: “‘Memento’ has been in the works for quite some time. When we came back from our last tour we knew we wanted to start working on our next EP, but what songs, and what overall theme and message were we trying to play? Well, you can’t spell ‘memento’ without ‘meme.’ Right up our alley, right? Now the meme is ready and will be taken down the west coast by yours truly, and who knows what’ll come next… full length? Maybe, maybe not, who knows, no big deal.”
Isaac: “On a swampy evening, the frogs were croaking and the bees whistlin’. Not only but a mouse could be heard inside. Shit we have mice.”
Zach: “‘Memento’ is both polished and rough, loud and soft. The EP has something for everyone but it’s mostly just for dads. I find inspiration in long drives and warm PBR. It’s all about the little things in life. The life I love is making music with my friends, can’t wait to be on the road again…”
From relentless rehearsing and late night recording, the members of Step Dads (Bellingham, WA) have grown together as musicians. Following the release of their debut EP Quarter-Life Crisis, the group’s sophomore follow-up is now available via LifeVest Records. Equal parts Mac DeMarco and Ty Seagall, Memento touches on everything from romantic skepticism, political tribulation, chronic depression, to substance dependency – all while remaining true to the pop sensibilities that have gained the group a dedicated and loyal fan base.
Catch Step Dads at Honey Hive Gallery in San Francisco, CA on August 31st as part of their upcoming month-long West Coast Fall tour (full dates below).
You can also check out the band’s music video for their song “Summertime” below.