When most fathers want to spend more time with their kid, they do things like play catch or go to the park. Paul Copoc starts rock bands. The ever-industrious frontman of soon-to-be ex-local pop darlings Two Year Touqe (the Copoc’s are moving in May) and family-friendly Helmet Tag (featuring wife Sarah and their two kids) recently started another outfit starring his two-year-old son, Milo.
Like Father Like Son’s Bunny sounds exactly how you’d expect a home recording of an excited pre-schooler and inexhaustible musician to sound. It’s eclectic garage rock, with Elmo-esque vocals. In fact, that description pretty much describes San Francisco’s Deerhoof and lead vocalist Satomi Matsuzaki, so run with that as a more refined comparison to LFLS.
Paul hardly sings on the nine-song effort, leaving Milo to carry the load with giddily indecipherable mutterings. To spice things up, he’ll toss in the occasional count-off to start songs and on “P’s & Q’s” he huffs and puffs—maybe even eats the mic—like a true rock star. Milo’s energy makes Bunny fun, and I’m guessing that’s all that matters to father and son alike. (Skylar Browning)
Like Father Like Son plays First Friday, March 7, at Blackbird Kid Shop, 525 S. Higgins Ave., at 5 PM. Free.