10 Indie Rock Acts Your Dad Might Enjoy

Here’s the deal: It’s the Wednesday before Father’s Day. You need to get your present to dad in the mail stat, but you haven’t even found out yet. Since it’s probably too late to order one of the items from our gift guide, why not go down to the music store and thoughtfully pick out an album you think your old man might like? Instead of resorting to yet another Beatles box set, we think it’s high time to get Dad interested in something new. So, after the jump, we’ve put together a quick guide to finding a current indie-rock band your father will enjoy, based on the ’60s and ’70s acts he loves best.

If your dad likes Bob Dylan…

… try the Mountain Goats

Why he’ll like it: Mountain Goats mastermind John Darnielle is the best lyricist of his generation, with a keen eye for detail, a novelist’s talent for character development, a knack for social commentary, and a somewhat non-traditional singing voice. Sound familiar?

Suggested albums: Tallahassee (2003), The Sunset Tree (2005), All Eternals Deck (2011)