In this week’s episode of Soundwaves, the official podcast of SLUG Magazine, we chat with the punk band Problem Daughter about the release of their latest album, Fits of Disorganized Boredom.
Problem Daughter are a Salt Lake–based punk rock band who have been together since 2009. The band comprises Regan Ashton on bass and vocals, Trey Bird on drums, and Tyler Sisson and Shane Augustus on guitar. The band released their first album, American Heronie, in 2009 along with sporadic singles and EPs, only to temporarily disband in 2010. The group reunited a year later to release more EPs, followed by their self-titled full-length album in 2012. The band spent the latter half of 2015 working in secret on their fourth full-length album, Fits of Disorganized Boredom.
With the bands growth and constant change, Fits of Disorganized Boredom standsout from the rest of their albums, featuring more experimental elements. “When you play music with the same people for so long you’re bound to make something new, especially with all the time we’ve had in between albums. Hopefully it’ll sound a bit more cleaned up around the edges,” says Ashton.
Problem Daughter considers themselves the mini-series of bands. A short and sweet album, comprised of 8 songs total, Fits of Disorganized Boredom is exactly what Problem Daughter wanted. “We’ve also started on a few scratch songs for a demo or an EP,” says Bird. So we can expect more to come after the album is released.
This will be the band’s first release on a record label. “It’s nothing big, but it’s exactly what we need for this release,” says Ashton.
Problem Daughter plan to hit surrounding states and work up a greater tour, but until then you can catch them at their album release show next month at the Underground, as well as a show at Kilby Court in April with Show Me Island.
You can listen to more of Problem Daughter at problemdaughter.bandcamp.com.
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