When you hear the word “MOTHER,” what comes to mind? The word in itself is strong, forceful, and commanding, while also bringing about a life giving, nurturing feeling. This group of four from the New York metropolitan area encompasses the above and much more. From the stage, Mother is in charge. The energy and confidence is what drives each performance of their heavy, groove-driven aural fix. Meanwhile, the songs will captivate the listener, leaving them searching for more.
March 14th, 2014, Mother released their second album to a sold out Mercury Lounge in New York City. The night was a culmination of many things; as their EP is titled, it was the start of "A New Life" for the band. The addition of Marshall Castaneda on drums solidified their lineup as an unstoppable force in the up-and-coming national market. Their sound is tight and powerful, full of emotion and soul. "A New Life" draws influence from classic bands, but breathes modern musicianship and aggression to revive a sonic enigma that is fresh, yet reminiscent of old school hard rock. Staple tracks such as "Dying Day" and "Ghost" hold a strong and heavy groove. "Outside" takes you on a progressive ride of driving riffs and atmospheric bliss. "Driving Myself Insane" is the epitome of heavy, swampy blues and reminiscent of Black Sabbath. The final cut, "To Live Within," is an emotional roller coaster- an epic concoction conjuring up sections influenced by Guns N Roses, Jeff Buckley and Pink Floyd.