New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Critically lauded alt-rock band Mother Mother
has released the official video for their single "Love Stuck." The video is now premiering on Vevo and can also be viewed on Mother Mother's official YouTube channel. "Love Stuck" has been added to seven alternative radio stations across the country and is continuing to gain adds and spins. The band has added a string of east coast tour dates to their summer tour, including a headline date at New York's Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now, for more information please visit www.mothermothersite.com.
"In this video we travel through an FX-drenched, animated mind-scape of someone whose soul is lost and fragmented," singer Ryan Guldemond explained. "Such a journey can be varied, fantastical, confusing even, but if one makes it to the other side, they may just find themselves. On the other hand, they may just find themselves a giant, cosmic ice hole to fall down."
With the world roiled by fear and division borne out of politics, economic uncertainty, and terrorism, perhaps there is no better time for the arrival of music underpinned by the belief that love wins. Into the maw of anxiety comes No Culture, which posits that society uses negative byproducts of culture — such as narcissism, hedonism, and addiction — as a means to nurture its fears of the unknown. "If we can strip back what feeds our differences, and just connect as people we might be more united at a time where we really need to be," says Mother Mother's frontman, guitarist, and lyricist Ryan Guldemond.
Co-produced by Brian Howes, Ryan Guldemond and Jason "JVP" Van Poederooyen, No Culture features 10 tracks and is the follow up to their highly successful breakout album Very Good Bad Thing. On the bands' new studio album, Mother Mother
continue to honor their synth-driven sound with aspects of alternative pop, creating a shimmering blend of strong hooks, big beats, ethereal vocals, and sing-along choruses, with an injection of punk rock energy.
Following the release of their breakthrough album Very Good Bad Thing, Mother Mother
toured the U.S. extensively, including dates with AWOLNATION and Imagine Dragons, racking up top chart positions and awards along the way. So, it comes as no surprise that the band were feeling some pressure from fans to deliver a major follow-up.
When it came time to write, Guldemond retired to a home studio he had built in the woods on the family's very property where he and sister Molly
(vocalist and keyboards) grew up. "It was so perfect and quiet that it became deafening and self-defeating," he says. Three months before heading there, Guldemond put down a long habit of self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. After a few months of sobriety, the honeymoon wore off and he fell into a depression. A debilitating period of writer's block ensued, which inspired the first single "Love Stuck."
It turns out that exploring life, songwriting, and their own identity — and being clear of mind and substances during the year that No Culture was written and recorded — resulted in Mother Mother's most emotionally honest, vulnerable, and least cynical album to date.
But just because the album's themes skew dark does not mean the sonic mood of No Culture is gloomy. "It's not a down record," Guldemond says. "There's never a dark theme that isn't accompanied by an answer or a way out. And it was crucial to take introspective themes and prop them up with energized and optimistic music. Sometimes sadness is better carried in a vehicle of happiness."
"I think a story is better told when you're not so entrenched in living it," he says. "I look forward to performing these songs from the vantage point of having moved on from what led to their creation in the first place."
is Ryan Guldemond on guitar and vocals, Molly
Guldemond on vocals and keyboards, Jasmin
Parkin on keyboards and vocals, Ali Siadat on drums and percussion, and Mike Young on bass.
For more information on Mother Mother, please visit the band on the web at www.mothermothersite.com
May 7 -- Delmar Hall -- St. Louis, MO*
May 9 + 10 -- Marquis Theater -- Denver, CO*
May 11 -- Aggie Theatre -- Fort Collins, CO*
May 13 -- Neurolux -- Boise, ID*
May 14 -- The Showbox -- Seattle, WA*
May 17 -- Hawthorne Theatre -- Portland, OR*
May 18 -- Crystal Bay Club Casino -- Crystal Bay, NV*
May 19 -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Pool -- Las Vegas, NV*
May 20 -- Last Exit Live -- Phoenix, AZ
May 21 -- The Casbah -- San Diego, CA
May 23 -- The Troubadour -- West Hollywood, CA
May 25 -- The Independent -- San Francisco, CA
July 7 -- The Sinclair -- Cambridge, MA
July 8 -- Bowery Ballroom -- New York, NY
July 9 -- The Foundry -- Philadelphia, PA
July 11 -- Pyramid Scheme -- Grand Rapids, MI
July 12 -- Cobra Lounge -- Chicago, IL
July 13 -- The Shelter -- Detroit, MI
July 14 -- Rapids Theatre -- Niagara Falls, NY
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