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.
FIDLAR kicked things off this year by releasing their weekend anthem, “Alcohol” and are now following that up with the second single of the year, “Too Real.” The explosive track from the band has them calling out the separated and fractured United States by touching on everything from politics, technology, and headline obsessed culture.
Mom+Pop is excited to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, we will be throwing a show on Mon, Oct. 22 at Brooklyn Steel in New York - Featuring performances by Courtney Barnett, Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, Alice Merton, Sunflower Bean, Tom Morello, and special guests. We also partnered with our extended family over at Future Classic to bring you FUTURE POP, the official after party to our Anniversary Show featuring DJ sets from Flume and the Future Classic team. We have enlisted dozens of artists from the Mom + Pop family past and present to contribute to a three-disc compilation will include will include rarities, covers and and greatest hits. Lastly, we've pressed some of our greatest hits on limited edition picture discs that feature the album art of some of our classic records. Thanks for your love and support through these past 10 years. Looking forward to 10 more. Let the celebrations begin!
Following her breakout singles "No Roots" and "Lash Out," Alice Merton's career was taken to new heights. She traveled around the world touring, topped radio charts, and performed for the first time on TV. Now Alice is ready for her next step. She released her new single "Why So Serious" along with an Official Music Video.
As we get closer to the release of Tom Morello's highly anticipated album, 'The Atlas Underground,' Tom releases the next single off the album, "Lucky One" feat. K.Flay. The collaboration between the Tom and K.Flay came to be when Tom heard her on the radio and fell in love with her sound. He began the search to get her on the album.
Tash Sultana's debut studio album 'Flow State' has now arrived. This album has been a project that Tash has been working on for years and comes from a place very personal to Tash. Tash explains Flow State as a concept of being completely immersed into something you're completely passionate about and you become one with what you're creating.
Following the release of her new single, "Bruce Willis," Raffaella release's the official music video for the track. The video was premiered via Nylon Magazine and gives the viewer a personal look into Raffaella's NYC childhood home with her friends and family.