On Friday, May 19th, Clemson indie rockers Daddy’s Beemer premiered their debut self-titled EP via GoldFlakePaint in the UK. I’ll preface this review by saying I wouldn’t be surprised if Daddy’s Beemer is able to garner attention well outside the South Carolina state lines in the next few years. They’ve got a great vibe, the production is on point, and their lyrics run deeper than most other bands with pop sensibilities. I also really dig their Instagram strategy, where they and their friends pose with random Beemers. The band has been playing shows all around the state, and even a show or two in Savannah. Daddy’s Beemer has a fun sound and their live performance brings newfound energy to songs that are already plenty active.
It started with the release of the band’s first single “Penthesilea” back in December 2016, which has now become the closing track on the Daddy’s Beemer EP. Then in February they released the second single “Rain Dance”, along with a music video. When I saw the video I was officially on board the Daddy’s Beemer train, and went out to see them play a couple times at Makeout Reef. The live shows combined with their “Numb” live session with Scene SC served to build up some serious personal anticipation to hear the rest of this album, and they certainly did not disappoint.
The EP starts out with “TV Lied to Me”, an upbeat and catchy track that sets the tone for the rest of the album with a feeling that you might be going insane but you’re gonna hang on a little longer and turn the music up louder and see where it takes you. This feeling carries right along through the EP, hitting a peak with “Laced”, the longest and perhaps the strongest track on the album that starts out slow and builds into that energy we’ve grown to expect from Daddy’s Beemer, exploring the album’s youthful themes of love, drugs, and friendship along the way.
You can catch Daddy’s Beemer in Charleston on Friday, June 16th at the new Redux Art Center (1056 King Street). They will be joined by local friends Mr. Rosewater, who also just released their debut EP. Doors open at 7:30pm, music at 8. Tickets are $5 at the door. Stream the self-titled debut EP Daddy’s Beemer via Spotify below, and don’t miss out on that upcoming Redux show.