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Mothers Sign To Anti, Render Another Ugly Method Out September 7th
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Mothers Sign To Anti, Render Another Ugly Method Out September 7th

Mothers attempt to exist in two places at once - both singular and collaborative, sprawling and concise, present and distant. Kristine Leschper, songwriter and founding member of the project, 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 is thrilled to announce their new album Render Another Ugly Method, set for a September 7th release date via ANTI- Records. Courtesy of NPR Music listen to the first track “Blame Kit” HERE.

“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.”

In contrast to “Blame Kit”, a new album teaser features a portion of a second track, “Baptist Trauma”. A composition of stop-start drums and shards of jagged guitar, the song is ultimately a dissection of Leschper’s practice and work ethic, self-described as ‘ugly, at times seeking validation through itself.’ Watch it HERE.

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 to great critical acclaim. Named a Stereogum ‘Band To Watch’, Pitchfork’s review of the album compared Leschper to Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten while Noisey exclaimed that the record “is singer-songwriter prog rock for grown up emo kids.” When You Walk also kicked off a sprawling 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.

"The first time I heard Mothers I knew it was a band that I wanted to work with,” said John 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."

Starting July 11, Mothers will kick off a select run of dates with Lucy Dacus and then Japanese Breakfast. Their national fall headlining tour begins September 19 in Boston; all upcoming dates are listed below.


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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