"if Ordinaire is any indication, Stepdad should move on to bigger things in the future. The musicianship is top notch, the songs are catchy, and there's a fun to it that I haven't heard in other music as of late. If I were you, I'd listen to Stepdad. In fact, I am you, so GET OUT THERE AND LISTEN!"
"Following the seemingly never-ending "New" New-Wave of dance-pop, the newest addition is Stepdad." "(Stepdad) have developed an addictive and accessible sound that feels like a combination of Dan Deacon, Gil Mantera's Party Dream, TV on the Radio-like-harmony, all held together with tight-sparkly beats." " Watch their video for "My Leather, My Fur, My Nails" and tell me this song doesn't get stuck in your head for the rest of your day/life."
"amazingness takes many forms. just like satan. in this case, the amazingness comes in the form of stepdad's "my leather, my fur, my nails." from the opening notes -- which make me feel like i'm waiting in line for a sixth spin on the carnival tilt-a-whirl -- this grand rapids-by-way-of-chicago band takes us on a four-and-a-half minute journey of exhilarating, devilish, well ... amazingness. honestly, i don't remember the last time i had this much fun listening to a record. and their EP, ordinaire, is anything but ordinary or usual as its names implies. the songs, like "my leather, my fur, my nails" and "squares," are built around big hooks, some excellent harmonies, and something a lot of pop music seems to be missing these days: unrestrained amusement. "
"“My Leather, My Fur, My Nails” is an irresistible pop jam. It features one of the catchiest moments of the yea with it’s colorful chorus. It’s easy on the ears, but it should wear down your dance floors. It’s an absolute delight to put this one on repeat. The hook won’t leave your head for hours. Seriously."
"Stepdad’s “My Leather, My Fur, My Nails” is a wacky 8-bit anthem packaged and ready for pop domination. The Grand Rapids trio takes electro-pop to the extreme, backing infectious but biting lyrics with some fuzzy, light-hearted synths pulled straight out of Kirby’s Dreamland. The band recently released a visual treatment for the jam, rivaling MGMT’s “Time to Pretend” as the most delightfully trippy video ever. If Windows ’98 stayed out in the desert for a few more days after Burning Man, you’d get the mesmerizing video..."
"If Passion Pit and The Postal Service got drunk one night and had a kid out of wedlock, the result would be Stepdad."
"Holy shit. This video is great, this song is great."
"...I was immediately hooked..."
"Looking for a good WTF today? Check out the 8-bit anthem “My Leather, My Fur, My Nails” from Stepdad..."