Happy Father's DayFathers have played a big part in a lot of our lives — well, at the very least, they’re an irreplaceable 50% of the fact that you exist at all. My Dad inspired a love of music, letting me experience the musical power of a college basketball pep band (still the greatest orchestration ever), playing rock and roll riffs on a sax, helping support my often-irrational love of musical technological projects, and still voicing support for whatever crazy endeavor I’ve come up with most recently. He bought me my first computer, my first studio (hello, Casio!), and my first computer music studio (hello, Roland and Cakewalk!).

Finding a way to put this into musical form is not always easy. So what better way than a chorus of beeping, blipping, glitching 8-bit chiptune instruments, singing in sweet harmony. Yes, following up last month’s Mother’s Day edition, here’s an MP3 EP release for Dear Old Dad. (Dear Old Dad probably knows what “EP” stands for and where it came from, as opposed to us crazy kids today with our Zunes and our Last.fm groups.)

2A03 DAD EP [Free music downloads]

Send it to your father and let us know what he thinks. And if you’ve got some other music you’d like to dedicate to your Dad or Dads everywhere, say so in comments.