Saturday, September 13, 2008

Quick hitters:: Mother Mother

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I was quite impressed by Mother Mother's frenetic style on their last record. How could anyone not dig on three part harmonies, a mix of bluegrass, punk, art-rock, musical theatre, and more energy than a raver of speed and redbull? The fact the cover was a cartoon drawing of a 5-headed rooster is just the icing on the cake. But what surprised me the most was how relatively under the radar the stayed, even with the fact the record was out on Last Gang.

Well, they are back with their new record - Oh My Heart - and it's going to be a doozy. All the elements I loved about Touch Up are still there, but EVERYTHING seems tighter, bigger, bolder and brasher. Just take a listen to the single - feel the searing heat of the 80's influences and big guitar meshed with the vocal play of Molly, Ryan and Debra-Jean. It seems that getting Howard Redekopp to twist knobs and adjust levels helped the band focus their talent nicely.

Expect a full review later, but Oh My Heart should help jumpstart your weekend nicely. It will certainly be more enjoyable than watching Notre Dame and Michigan see who can play worse.

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