I just wanted to take this opportunity to say Happy Father's Day to synthwave's own #synthdad, Vampire Step-Dad! All jokes aside, VSD has been one of the most supportive and selfless artists in an industry where "me, me, me" is the normal mantra. On a personal level he's been a part of Echosynthetic since it was an infant and I can't thank him enough for being there as an artist who isn't selfish with his time and for being a friend. Not just one to ride the ship when it's sailing clear waters, when the blog has gone through turmoil or things have gone wrong, he's been there with messages of support or ideas on how to make things better. In short, there's not a lot of folks out there quite like him and I wanted to say "thank you" from the rooftops, and thankfully Echosynthetic and Nightride give me the opportunity to do so.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Vampire Step-Dad has a hotly anticipated new album out in July and you can pre-order it RIGHT NOW! Click HERE to head over to the VSD website and get your order in for The Sun Also Sets and be sure to check out his new merch. There are new stickers available, and I can personally say that the purple and yellow VSD shirt is the most comfortable thing I own.