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Mothers announce new album, Render Another Ugly Method, share “Blame Kit”: Stream

The John Congleton-produced record will be supported with a lengthy North American tour

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Mothers announce new album Render Another Ugly Method
Mothers, photo by Tonje Thilesen

    Philly indie folk outfit Mothers scored one of the best albums of 2016 with their full-length debut, When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired. They’re now looking to sustain that success with the follow-up LP, Render Another Ugly Method.

    Due out September 7th through ANTI- Records, the effort spans a total of 11 tracks and features production from Grammy-winner John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs). “The first time I heard Mothers I knew it was a band that I wanted to work with,” Congleton shared in a press statement. “So special and idiosyncratic, it is impossible to ignore their point of view. I loved making the record and seeing them work.”

    The first single being released is “Blame Kit”, which frames “the body as an object that can be expanded or collapsed, inhabited or deserted,” per a statement from Mothers songwriter and founding member Kristine Leschper. She elaborated further on the song’s origins:

    “A blame kit is exactly what it sounds like – an apparatus or social mechanism that aims to shift or imply guilt onto a particular person, group, or idea,” Leschper explains. “It is the first of many songs on the record that deals with the body as an object that can be expanded or collapsed, inhabited or deserted. The second section was inspired by a passage I discovered in a book of case studies of schizophrenic and autistic children: ‘His body will at one moment expand to contain things and events that are outside of it, and at the next shrink to near-nothingness…Uncertain of the boundaries of his body, things on the outside become terribly important.’ I couldn’t stop thinking about that.”

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    Take a listen below.

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     Mothers announce new album, Render Another Ugly Method, share Blame Kit: Stream

    Render Another Ugly Method Tracklist:
    01. Beauty Routine
    02. Pink
    03. It Is A Pleasure to Be Here
    04. Blame Kit
    05. Baptist Trauma
    06. Western Medicine
    07. Circle Once
    08. Mutual Agreement
    09. Mother and Wife
    10. Wealth Center/Risk Capital
    11. Fat Chance

    In support of their new album, Mothers will be touring North America throughout the summer and fall. Select dates will feature Lucy Dacus and Japanese Breakfast.

    Mothers 2018 Tour Dates:
    07/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
    07/13 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ministere #
    07/15 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot #
    07/16 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar %
    07/17 – Buffalo, NY @ 9th Ward
    07/18 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre %
    07/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme %
    07/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall %
    07/21 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall %
    07/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom %
    07/28 – Denver, CO @ The Underground Music Showcase %
    09/19 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
    09/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
    09/21 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
    09/22 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
    09/24 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
    09/25 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
    09/26 – Nashville, TN @ The 5 Spot
    09/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
    09/28 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
    09/29 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
    09/30 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury
    10/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    10/03 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    10/04 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
    10/05 – Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
    10/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
    10/08 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
    10/09 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
    10/10 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
    10/11 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
    10/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
    10/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
    10/16 – Portland, OR @ Liquor Store
    10/17 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
    10/18 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    10/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    10/22 – Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery
    10/23 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
    10/24 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBAR
    10/25 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
    10/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
    10/30 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
    10/31 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
    11/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
    11/02 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
    11/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

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    # = w/ Lucy Dacus
    % = w/ Japanese Breakfast

    Mothers have also shared a teaser trailer for Render Another Ugly Method, which includes a snippet of another new song, “Baptist Trauma”.

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