Momma have shared “Motorbike,” the final single ahead of the duo’s album Household, which drops on July 1st, via via Polyvinyl Record Co./Lucky Number Music. The Brooklyn-based band includes singers/guitarists Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten. “The song is basically just fantasy—even though it’s about a real person, it’s also about how we can make up elaborate ideas of who other people are in our heads, and get so caught up in these fake scenarios that they kind of end up feeling real. I wanted the song to feel like you’re escaping something, because my daydreams about this boy and his motorcycle were definitely an escape from my life at the time,” explains Weingarten.
Produced by Momma’s Aron Kobayashi Ritch and mastered by Emily Lazar (The Killers, Maggie Rogers), Household Name is the quickly rising group’s first full-band collaboration recorded in a proper studio that sees the band skillfully carve out their own path in today’s world of alt rock. Balancing heavy riffs, deep emotions, inviting sonic production, and a lighthearted, wry sense of humour, Household Name tells the world: This is Momma.
Bygone heroes helped inspire a lyrical theme throughout Household Name: the rise and fall of the rock star, and the tropes and tribulations that come with that arc. The theme allowed Momma to celebrate (and, in some cases, directly reference) icons like Nirvana, Pavement, Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, and the Breeders’ Kim Deal.
After supporting Wet Leg on sold-out West Coast shows and making a big debut as part the U.K.’s The Great Escape Festival, Momma will next support Snail Mail’s U.S. summer tour beginning August 12th. The band’s own headlining U.S. tour begins September 12th and will see them playing their biggest venues to date, including shows at Los Angeles’ The Echo on September 24th and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 8th.
Momma 2022 North American Tour Dates:
08/12 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall !
08/13 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground !
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 @ Haw River Ballroom !
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 #
09/14 – 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 #
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