Mothers share new album details

Mothers share details of their new album 'Render Another Ugly Method'
Mothers 'Render Another Ugly Method'

Kristine Leschper, songwriter and founding member of Mothers, says that “it is in the space between opposites that she finds herself. The multifaceted is, by nature, fragmented – each facet reflecting a slightly different perspective of the whole”. Mothers’ forthcoming release Render Another Ugly Method, which will be available September 7th via ANTI- Records. The new single of the LP “Blame Kit”, is now available to stream. Starting July 11, Mothers will kick off a select run of dates with Lucy Dacus and then Japanese Breakfast.

Kristine Leschper on “Blame Kit”:

“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.”

Now based in Philadelphia, Mothers originated in Athens, Georgia where Leschper was attending printmaking school. In 2016 they released their debut album When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired. The album also kicked off eight months of touring across the US, UK and Europe, as the group honed their take on left-of-center indie rock with an explosive and surprising live show that displayed how forceful the songs translated to a full-band setting.

John Congleton on working with Mothers:

“The first time I heard Mothers I knew it was a band that I wanted to work with,” said Congleton, who produced Render Another Ugly Method. “So special and idiosyncratic, it is impossible to ignore their point of view. I loved making the record and seeing them work.”


7/11 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (w/ Lucy Dacus)
7/13 – Montreal, QC – Le Ministère (w/ Lucy Dacus)
7/15 – Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot (w/ Lucy Dacus)
7/16 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar (w/ Japanese Breakfast)
7/17 – Buffalo, NY – 9th Ward
7/18 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre (w/ Japanese Breakfast)
7/19 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme (w/ Japanese Breakfast)
7/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall (w/ Japanese Breakfast)
7/21 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (w/ Japanese Breakfast)
7/24 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom (w/ Japanese Breakfast)
7/28 – Denver, CO – The Underground Music Showcase

9/19 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
9/20 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
9/21 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
9/22 – Raleigh, NC – Kings
9/24 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt
9/25 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
9/26 – Nashville, TN – The 5 Spot
9/27 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
9/28 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
9/29 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
9/30 – Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
10/2 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
10/3 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/4 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
10/5 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
10/6 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
10/8 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
10/9 – 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
11/1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
11/2 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
11/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s


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