Photo by Mathew Scott

San Francisco “slop-pop” band Cocktails are set to release their debut 7-inch EP on Father Daughter Records in February, and last week premiered the track “Hey Winnie” from the album at Impose Magazine. “Hey Winnie” is two minutes of garage-pop perfection – a great beat, fuzzy guitars, and a hook you’ll be humming all day.

Not only is the self-titled EP Cocktails’ first vinyl release, it’s also the first local release for San Francisco/Miami based Father Daughter, which has put together a very nice roster of bands since getting started in 2009. Check out this recent feature on SF Weekly to learn more about the label.

Cocktails will celebrate the EP’s release on February 1st at the Hemlock, and the other two bands performing played a major role in bringing the record to life. The EP was recorded and produced by Matthew Melton and Rob Good of Warm Soda at their Fuzz City Studios, while industrial-grungegaze pioneer Joel Cusumano of DSTVV played the sweet guitar solo on “Hey Winnie”. Listen to “Hey Winnie” from Cocktails below, and be sure to pre-order the EP from Father Daughter Records’ website.

Warm Soda, Cocktails, DSTVV
Hemlock Tavern
February 1, 2012
9:30pm, $7