Post-Trash says “Madison, Wisconsin’s Proud Parents hit that sweet spot between jangly punk and power-pop with quick songs that leave a trail of inescapable hooks and songwriting that’s both snotty and undeniably catchy.”
Starting in Madison, WI as the musical culmination of a decade of friendship and playing in punk bands, Claire Nelson-Lifson and Tyler Fassnacht (Fire Heads) began writing the first of Proud Parent’s jangly, garage infused pop tunes in Claire’s living room. Shortly thereafter Heather Sawyer (the Hussy) joined on drums and vocals, turning the songwriting duo into a trio, and they quickly garnered a devout following both locally and regionally, and gained a reputation throughout the midwest as a live power-pop force to be reckoned with.
Now a full fledged four piece, originally with Alex Seraphin on bass and now with Maggie Denman, the band has established its own unique dynamic with three lead singers whose voices and songwriting stand strong individually, yet blend together with such comfort and ease that it is hard to imagine them apart. After two live tapes (out on No Coast Records and Rare Plant) and a full length cassette Sharon Is Karen (also out on Rare Plant), Proud Parents is ready with their first self-titled LP on Dirtnap Records.
Never a band to sit still, Proud Parents have announced more shows, with more on the horizon….
Proud Parents tour dates:
8/31 Chicago IL @ Auxiliary Arts Center
9/1 Cleveland OH @ Happy Dog
9/2 Hamtramck MI @ Hamtramck Labor Day Fest
9/5 New York City NY @ Union Pool