Tom Morello just dropped a new music video for the song “Every Step That I Take,” which features Grammy Award-winners Portugal. The Man and Chicago DJ Whethan. The video, directed by Sean Evans, uses 3D scanning to create the “broken technology vibe” that Evans thought was “a perfect look to create a world out of for ‘Every Step That I Take.’”
Just days before the release of her debut album MINT, Alice Merton releases new track “Learn to Live” along with a new music video. Alice explains that the new track as being about breaking away from her fears and learning how to live life to its fullest and feeling free.
Following the announce of his sophomore album Drastic Measures and the release of the first single “Uncertainly Deranged,” Bayonne returns with a new beautiful track and music video for the title track off the upcoming album.
Jai Wolf has been hard at work crafting his debut album following 2016’s Kindred Spirits EP and 2017’s “Starlight”. Jai Wolf announced today that his debut album is called The Cure To Loneliness and will be available everywhere April 5th. As an immigrant from Bangladesh and someone who moved around regularly growing up, the theme of searching for connection, whether to culture, people or otherwise, has always been something Jai Wolf carries with him and will be one of the main themes surrounding the upcoming album.
With FIDLAR’s new album only a couple weeks away, the boys are back and cracking one open by themselves… with a little help from some friends. FIDLAR released their new single “By Myself” along with a new music video today. FIDLAR’s idea for the video came about when Zac was writing “By Myself.” Zac spoke about the track saying, "Thus song was written in Hawaii. I called up all my homies to have a drink with me and no one showed up. What a bunch of kooks."
Alice Merton has done everything from breaking records by topping Billboards Alternative Charts with “No Roots” to creating her own international label. Now, Alice can add Music Video Director to her already impressive resume. Just weeks before the release of her debut album, MINT, Alice shares her latest video for her single “Funny Business” that was self-directed by Alice, herself.
We had a huge year at Mom + Pop and a lot happened that you may have missed! We released 7 full-length albums, 2 EPs, countless singles, welcomed 4 new artists to the M+P family, released a 3-disc compilation, AND threw ourselves an epic 10th birthday partyat Brooklyn Steel/Good Room. Catch up on the highlights below and enter to win our 2018 End of the Year Giveaway by December 21st. Thank you for being a part of an amazing year and we’ll see you in 2019!
After Richard Swift passed away in July, the music industry was devastated at the heartbreaking loss of yet another influential and multi-talented songwriter to alcoholism. In November, Lucius, who have worked closely with Swift in the past, announced a 7” record series titled The Fug Yep Soundation in memory of Swift and the first installment of that series, Fug Yep No. 1. All the releases will feature two singles which were inspired by or recorded with swift, and the first two songs, “Christmas Time is Here” and “Keep Me Hangin On,” are out as part of Fug Yep No. 1 now.
Alice Merton returns with the next single off her upcoming album MINT with a Nylon Magazine premiere of her track “Funny Business.” In this new track, Alice lays down the line and lets you know that she isn’t someone to mess with and she doesn’t do any funny business. Alice Merton explained the new track to us as, “I’m not someone who messes around nor do I like being messed around with. My guy will always tell me if something makes sense or not. Who I should and shouldn’t trust/ I can promise one thing in life… I don’t do funny business.”
As our 10 Year celebration comes to a close, we look forward to the next 10 years and the new artists that will be leading the way for our roster. Today, we’re excited to announce the next artist to join Mom + Pop, FKJ! We are so excited to bring on FKJ to our already amazing roster.
With the holidays right around the corner, we are excited to share some amazing new releases and deals for Record Store Day and Black Friday/Cyber Monday. For Record Store Day, head to your local indie record store to grab a copy of our 10 Years of Mom + Pop 3xLP Compilation + picture book plus the Tom Morello instrumental LP of The Atlas Underground + guitar tabs book. We're also having huge discounts on our Mom + Pop webstore in honor of Black Friday/Cyber Monday including limited edition merch and vinyl bundles.
Hotel Garuda is back with a follow up to their 2018 single, “Blurry Eyes,” with a new track called “One Reason” featuring Imad Royal and Kiah Victoria. The three have been friends for a few years with a mutual love for creating music. One day they were all in the studio writing and Hotel Garuda played a beat and it stuck and turned into “One Reason.” Hotel Garuda explain’s the track as being about wanting to stay together no matter what and wanting to find another way to work it out regardless of obstacles.
Lucius have returned with the release of their Holiday cover of “Christmas Time Is Here” and announce their new 7” record series, The Fug Yep Soundation, which was created in loving memory of their good friend and musical hero, Richard Swift. Their goal, through releasing music, is to raise awareness for addiction and bring the community/awareness to those suffering. The proceeds from the release will directly support the Swift family and MusiCares and Music Support UK who will help facilitate the mission of the record series.
We are excited to announce the Bayonne is back with the announce of his sophomore album ‘Drastic Measures,’ which comes out February 22nd, 2019, and a new track + lyric video for the first single off the album, “Uncertainly Deranged.” This new record is essentially a reflection of Bayonne’s life on and off the road over the last few years. “Drastic measures” refers to the huge risks and sacrifices involved with pursuing art, particularly music and touring, as a career.
For those of you who were with us last week, you will fully understand why it’s taken us a full week to recover from the 10 Years of Mom + Pop anniversary celebration. We are so grateful to be able to celebrate 10 years of independent music with such incredible artists, our friends/family and (of course) our city. Infinite thanks to Courtney Barnett, Tom Morello, Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, Alice Merton and Sunflower Bean for lighting up the Brooklyn Steel stage. To our friends at Bowery Presents, we could not have done it without you. The evening would not have been complete without Flume and Future Classic providing the sounds for the after party at Good Room. The energy in both of these rooms will serve to motivate us as we look ahead to the next decade. If this past week is any indication, we can’t wait for what lies ahead. We are still gathering all of our thoughts, photos and videos, but for now here are some of our favorites.
The Bean is back! Sunflower Bean just announced that they will be following up their critically acclaimed sophomore album Twentytwo In Blue from earlier this year, with a new EP titledKing Of The Dudes out January 25th. The announce of the EP comes with the launch of the Pre-Order and the first single, “Come For Me.” The track premiered today via BBC Radio 1 Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record In The World”in the UK and Rolling Stone in the US.
VIVA HINDS!! The Hinds girls are back!! Hinds have released a new single and visual for you called “British Mind.” This is the first release from the band since their sophomore album ‘I Don’t Run’ that came out earlier this year. The band explains the new track as being about them being a touring band and feeling home everywhere in the world but nowhere at the same time. They talk about not being the girl that appears as a passive character, but also an active one in the songs. They also talk about writing songs about your personal feelings and getting cheers after singing about a breakup.
Two months ago, Jai Wolf released “Lost,” a melodic and emotional exploration into what it means to be lost, featuring Chelsea Jade. Now, with the release of the official remixes, we get to see how nine other producers approach that exploration.
Jai Wolf returns today with a mysterious and beautiful video for his latest single “Lost” featuring Chelsea Jade. The video was premiered today via Billboard where Jai Wolf speaks to the meaning behind the video. In the premiere, Jai Wolf talks about the concept of the video saying, “Feeling ‘lost’ is such a common theme in life. I wanted create a video that brought that feeling to life through memorable tableaus. After bouncing ideas off Drew (Director), we settled on a surreal gathering of high school kids on a bus led by Chelsea Jade.”
New York-based rock band Sunflower Bean has just released a new, re-imagined version of a track off their critically-acclaimed album Twentytwo in Bluewith Amazon Originals. The new recording, titled “Twentytwo (Alternate Version),” plays off of the weight the original “Twentytwo” track carries, and uses it to transport the listener to a new dimension.
3 years after the release of Too, FIDLARreturns with their third studio album, titled Almost Free. The announcement arrives after singles “Too Real” and “Alcohol” were released earlier this year, and brings with it a new single, “Can’t You See,” which premiered globally with a first play on BBC by Annie Mac. Almost Free officially releases on January 25th.
Tom Morello is back with another single off his upcoming album, ‘The Atlas Underground’ called “Every Step That I Take” featuring Portugal. The Man & Whethan. Tom explains this new track as dealing with the haunting voices of fear and love on the steps of the emotional gallows. Tom Morello has teamed up with SAVE, the leading national nonprofit suicide prevention agency, to promote suicide prevention through raising public awareness and education, reducing stigma around mental illness and suicide, and serving as a resource for those touched by suicide.
Courtney Barnett has returned with her follow up to her latest studio album, ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ with her new track “Small Talk.” The track is an unheard and unreleased track from the sessions which gave birth to Courtneys critically acclaimed album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel.’ The track is released as apart of Mom + Pop’s ‘10 Years of Mom + Pop’ Compilation Album as a track on the “Rarities” portion of the three disc LP.
This year has been nothing short of a breakout year for Alice Merton as her singles, “No Roots,” “Lash Out,” and now “Why So Serious” have taken her to new heights while breaking records along the way. With the pre-order announce of her debut album MINT, out January 18th, Alice is gearing up to share all her new music with the world.
Alina Baraz is back with the follow up to her 2018 surprise album, ‘The Color of You,’ a new single “Feels Right.” The track picks up right where Alina left off on The Color of You. The track is about Alina giving in and losing herself in the moment instead of reflecting on the hectic highs and lows of life.