Mothers

Mothers ‘walking a long distance’ back to London

Mothers are returning to London as part of a UK and European tour in May.

The Georgia-based quartet, who played The Lexington in February, are back in the city on 18 May 2016 when the play Chats Palace. Support comes from Globelamp. Tickets are available now.

Singer/guitarist Kristine Leschper, drummer Matthew Anderegg, guitarist Drew Kirby, and bassist Patrick Morales have just released the music video for their latest single ‘It Hurts Until It Doesn’t’, taken from their debut album, ‘When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired’.

The clip, shot and edited by Leschper, features the singer’s now-missing cat.

“Casper has been missing since the 30th of December, but I still find his hair in my bedsheets. He was as sensitive as I was. When I walked to work in the morning, he would follow until we approached the highway, where I bullied him into turning around. He got into fights with the other cats, never could quite settle down,” she says.

“Last winter in a house without central heat I was doing everything I could to let the depression and anxiety finally win. Hardly more than a vague blur, this footage is the only remaining video I have of my best friend, who was so often the only thing keeping me rooted in reality, feeding me optimism, helping me survive.”

The new video again underlines the importance the band place on the visual representation of their music, following the striking clip for ‘No Crying In Baseball’. Inspired by a series of conversations between Morales and the Church of Universal Renewal, the video is “a reflection on our relationship with media, technology, and feeling,” explain the band.

“The video follows a girl in a not too distant future surrounded by language and text instructing her on how to feel. She’s wandering, adrift in a sea of lost souls that in an honest attempt to tweeze meaningful connection have surrendered themselves to an external locus of feeling. The video is frenzied and meant to portray the often times fracturing role of media and technology in our lives reminiscent of what Marshal Macluhan had meant when he said: ‘We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.’”

The album featuring ‘It Hurts Until It Doesn’t’ and ‘No Crying For Baseball’ was largely written in early 2014 as Leschper was finishing art school. Focusing on the human condition, our place in the universe and just how exhausting it is to be alive, the eight songs were recorded with producer Drew Vandenberg in December of that same year.

Featuring Deerhunter’s Josh McKay on vibraphone and Grand Vapids’ McKendrick Bearden (bass, string arrangements) the collection ranges from the sparse ‘Too Small For Eyes’ to the louder, math-rock flavoured ‘Hold Your Own Hand’.

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