The April edition of the Watt from Pedro podcast features The Father Figures. Mike plays seven tracks from Steps and Processes and interviews us. It was great to connect with a true punk legend.
Melissa Fossum came out and shot us at our secret gig at Mods and Rockers recently. She wrote us up for the Take Cover series that she does which showcases local bands covering a song. We whipped out Plastic Passion by the Cure after not playing it for over a year. You can read the article on The New Times web site and download the studio recording of the song there too. Here is the video she shot.
The Phoenix New Times is offering an exclusive download of our unreleased cover of Avon Lady by the Feederz. To get the track just click over to the Up on the Sun music blog at the New Times.
Posted in Press on January 26th, 2012 by skaterock
Thanks to Will at the Anti-Snob music blog for listing The Father Figures on his best of 2011 mix CD:
23. “K Is Dead” by The Father Figures (Lesson Number One)So only one local band makes my Best of 2011 mix. The Father Figures are a power trio featuring members of Hillbilly Devilspeak, JFA, and The Voice. Bassist-turned-guitar-extraordinaire Michael Cornelius lays down some heavy Mission Of Bruma inspired chord slashing while the rhythm section of bassist/vocalist Tom Reardon and drummer Bobby Lerma are easily a less-complicated, yet still worthy version of Lally/Canty. If you only have the budget to buy one local band this year then I recommend buy The Father Figures debut CD from CDBABY.
Lesson Number One was voted one of the 8 best local albums of 2011 “so far” by the Phoenix New Times along with our pals The Love Me Nots and The Plainfield Butchers. There are plenty of great bands in the Phoenix scene so it’s really an honor to be highlighted.
The Father Figures, Lesson Number One (AZPX Records)
Released February 2011
The Father Figures are a Phoenix supergroup, boasting former members of well-known Valley punk bands like Jodie Foster’s Army and the North Side Kings. The 13 tracks here embody the hard-and-fast formula of punk rock, but also display the band’s impressive musicianship through surf-twang guitars, tight bass lines, and spot-on drumming.