Momma announce new LP & tour (watch video for new single “Speeding 72″)
Brooklyn band Momma signed to Polyvinyl and released their first single for the label, "Medicine," in November. Now they've announced a new album, Household Name, due out July 1. It was produced by Kobayashi Ritch and mastered by Emily Lazar, and you can see the cover art and tracklist below. "I went through a lot of changes as we were writing and demoing this record," Allegra Weingarten says. "The biggest was that I was going through a really messy breakup, which was motivation to make this record the best it could be. I really felt like I had something to prove. I wanted to write about heartbreak, which isn’t something we normally focus on in our lyrics. Etta and I ended up writing several songs on our own because we were having two really different experiences during this time. It’s the first record where we each have three songs that we sing solo on."
"After making Two of Me, I think this album couldn’t help but to get personal," Etta Friedman adds. "This was the first time all four of us worked together throughout the entire process of demoing, recording, etc. We’ve never had the luxury to work this intimately together for such a prolonged amount of time."
Momma have shared a new single from the album, "Speeding 72" which drops in a reference to Pavement's "Gold Soundz" in the chorus. You can watch the accompanying video, directed by Madeline Leshner and Zach Stone, below. "'Speeding 72' is probably the most collaboratively written song on the new record," the band says. "We wanted it to be the sort of summertime anthem that you can turn on during a drive to impress your crush. The most important part of the production was setting the right mood to transport the listener. The song starts with Aron getting into his car (which is featured on the album cover), and then turning on the ignition."
Momma have also announced a headlining US tour this fall, which follows dates supporting Snail Mail. waveform*, Pardoner, and teethe each open select shows, and you can see all dates below.
The tour ends with a Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 8 with waveform*. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 22 at 10 AM local time.
Momma - Household Name Tracklist:
1. Rip Off
2. Speeding 72
6. Tall Home
9. Callin Me
11. No Stage
12. No Bite
MOMMA: 2022 TOUR
05/06 - Leeds, UK @ Headrow House &
05/07 - Glasgow, UK @ Road To The Great Escape
05/10 - London, UK @ Brixton Windmill
05/12 - Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
05/13 - Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
05/14 - Manchester, UK @ YES
08/12 - Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall !
08/16 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place !
08/17 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony !
08/19 - Richmond, VA @ The National !
08/20 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa !
08/21 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre !
08/23 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater !
08/24 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor !
08/26 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn !
08/27 - Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine !
08/28 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall !
08/30 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre !
08/31 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre !
09/02 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall !
09/03 - St Louis, MO @ The Pageant !
09/04 - Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre !
09/06 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre !
09/07 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre !
09/09 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore !
09/12 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
09/13 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
09/14 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake #
09/16 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village #
09/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club #
09/20 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza %
09/21 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios %
09/23 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop %
09/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo %
09/25 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room %
09/27 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar %
09/30 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk - Indoors ^
10/01 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links ^
10/02 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall - Upstairs ^
10/04 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
10/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's #
10/08 - New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
& w/ Illuminati Hotties
! w/ Snail Mail
# w/ waveform*
% w/ Pardoner
^ w/ teethe