Exclusive Premiere: Mother Mother, ‘Monkey Tree’
Mother Mother, one of Canada's premier indie rock outfits, are gearing up for the release of their latest full-length album, Very Good Bad Thing, on April 7. As is the case with every piece of music the alt-rockers create, the album is full of impossibly beautiful harmonies and piercing rhythms, all built on top of a deep and contemplative lyrical foundation.
Today (March 31), Diffuser is thrilled to give fans a taste of what's to come with the new disc -- check out a live video of the second track on Very Good Bad Thing, "Monkey Tree," above.
"'Monkey Tree' is a sheep in wolf's clothing," frontman Ryan Guldemond tells us. "There has been a bit of flack about the 'drugs and drinks' lyric, but what people may not understand is that these are metaphors for non-dependency on external forces."
He explains further, "Come to the jungle -- but actually return to yourself -- where the drugs and the drinks are free ... where there's an infinite source of natural creative intelligence to exult in. But it's a win-win because ruffling the feathers of the prudent is never a bad idea."
Mother Mother's upcoming LP is laced with synthetic and electronic sounds, something Guldemond refers to as "very primal, yet modern." You can pre-order Very Good Bad Thing at this location, and make sure to stay up-to-date with everything happening in Mother Mother's world -- including a massive tour that kicks off on May 22 at this year's Sasquatch -- at their official website.