Win tickets to the sold-out Mother Mother show
The Georgia Straight presents Mother Mother at the Orpheum on December 19
After an exciting year of virtually non-stop globetrotting, Canadian art-pop quintet Mother Mother wasted no time getting back into recording mode to create what they are pleased to present to the world as their fourth studio effort: The Sticks. Recorded during the winter of 2012 in Mother Mother’s hometown of Vancouver and co-produced by the group’s own frontman/principle songwriter Ryan Guldemond and producer/engineer Ben Kaplan (Shakira, Mudvayne, Gallows), The Sticks upholds Mother Mother’s tradition of tri-harmony vocal arrangements and dynamic instrumentation, while making for the group’s most eclectic and rich album to date. As such it is no surprise that even before being released to the world, The Sticks has yielded a Top 5 radio single: the smash hit "Let's Fall In Love", currently dominating the airwaves of alternative and modern rock radio across Canada. The track is an ironic homage to tunesmith Cole Porter and a moody yet epic song about the foolhardy games we play in the arena of romance.
The Sticks follows a whirlwind year of near constant touring in support of Mother Mother’s previous release, the critically acclaimed Eureka. The album once again put Mother Mother at the top of Canada’s indie charts, but also planted the group quite prominently onto the mainstream radar. Eureka produced three Top 20 alternative radio singles including the infectious smash hit “The Stand” which peaked at number three at Canadian alternative, and yielded a Juno-nominated music video. The album’s success also earned the group their first Juno Award nomination, as well as two Sirius XM Indie Award nominations. Already widely commended for their exceptional live show, it comes as no surprise that Mother Mother’s popularity on the heels of Eureka further translated into sold out performances at 1000-2000 capacity venues in nearly every major market in Canada and rendered the group a summer music festival attraction with appearances at some of Canada’s most popular music festivals such as Ottawa Blues Fest, Osheaga, Hillside, Calgary Stampede, Rifflandia, and LIVE at Squamish to name a few. Over the course of their short career, they've also shared the stage with some of Canada's most revered alt/rock institutions such as Sam Roberts, Matthew Good, Our Lady Peace, City And Colour, and Metric. Internationally, Mother Mother’s reception is already mirroring that of their homeland’s, indicative by the recognition they’ve garnered from institutions such as BBC Radio, MTV, and tastemaker publications Q, Spin, and Paste among others.
Mother Mother’s rapid ascent from an acoustic folk trio touring the open mics of their hometown to an internationally revered alternative pop/rock five-piece touring the clubs, theaters and event centers of North America and Europe not only demonstrates just how far they’ve come but has also blazed the trail for what’s to follow. Featuring the multi-talented line up of Ryan Guldemond (vocals/guitar), Molly Guldemond (vocals/synth), Jasmin Parkin (vocals/keys), Jeremy Page (bass/horns), and Ali Siadat (percussion/electronics), Mother Mother’s unique blend of clever lyrics, stunning vocals, quirky arrangements and a multi-dimensional sound both on stage and in the studio has amassed the group a reputation that’s brought about their celebration as indie darlings, all the while endearing to the mainstream.
- A pair of tickets to the show on December 19 at the Orpheum
Contest Deadline: December 12, 2012 Event Date: December 19, 2012