the mommyheads are back?!

I wrote about SF indie / power pop band the Mommyheads as a “lost gem” about a year ago. In the late 90s I listened to their self-titled final album so many times it was ridiculous. I’d sing along to it in the car and made mixtapes with songs from it on them.

I initially found out about them–like many bands that I liked at that time–about a week before they dissolved, so I never got to see them live and all new (to me) material was just their older albums.

Well according to their myspace, they’re are back! Wow!

After a 10 year hiatus, the Mommyheads are working on a new record which is slated to be out later this year. We’re back with the same lineup – Adam, Mike, Jeff, and Dan – and plan to play a few shows in early September. The album will include many previously unreleased tracks, a couple of new (and, we think, better) versions of songs from our Geffen Record, one or two remixed singles, and – yes – some new material.

the Mommyheads – Jaded (mp3)

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the Mommyheads – I Started Breathing (mp3s)

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They even have a gig scheduled at Cafe du Nord:

9/3 the Mommyheads @ Cafe du Nord, 9:30pm, $12, 21+

Snap up those tickets.

(Thanks to Burt for the tip.)



2 Responses to “the mommyheads are back?!”

  1. Colin says:

    I knew about them before they dissolved and they played a show in Pittsburgh somewhere near Blawnox, I think, but it was a 21+ show and I was still in high school. D’oh.

    By the way, “I Started Breathing” is a solid pick. I would also recommend “At the Mall” from the Simple Machines 7″ series on Simple Machines. This song is also on the CD compilation they released at the end of the series.

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