Motherhood have announced plans to release a live session via VHS, limited edition 7″ singles and upcoming tour dates.
Guided by an undeniable love and respect for their musical roots, their community and each other, Motherhood have always done their own thing, happily existing free from any pressures to comply with standard practices of any kind. That’s part of their charm and a big part of how the band has built such a strong and loyal local following. It’s this unpredictability that makes them such a fun group to follow, continuously leaving friends and fans wondering what they will do next.
Well, this week the band made a few announcements, including one that will no doubt turn a few heads and leave others scratching in disbelief.
As the result of an unscheduled and unexpected invitation to spend a day recording at a secluded mountain studio in Sedalia, Colorado during one of the band’s 2019 U.S. tours, Motherhood have announced the forthcoming release of Live From Sedalia. This new EP will be released March 1 as a limited-edition VHS cassette as well as through the band’s Bandcamp page.
In a January 14 announcement, the band explained a bit of the backstory behind the recording that led to this forthcoming release.
“In March 2019, we responded to a cold-call from a stranger in Colorado who wanted to record us. We knew very little about this person or their vibes, but we drove 30 mins from Denver to the mountainy village of Sedalia, CO,” said the band. “There, we met Carmine, Xadie & the Frank Captures Magic crew, and ATVd our gear into a wood cabin with a colourful history. We met wonderful folks and dogs and spent a day writing, recording, and hanging out with new friends.”
The session yielded four songs which will be available on March 1. Pre-orders for the VHS version are now available.
The band will also have a selection of live tracks available as short-run, lather-cut 7” singles via New York label Leesta Vall Sound Recordings. Fans can craft their own unique record by choosing which song to include. Pre-orders are available HERE.
Ahead of both of these releases, Motherhood embarks on a winter tour that sees them performing on the Eastern Seaboard before heading west. Upcoming dates include a performance at Shivering Songs in Fredericton, NB with Fuze Orchestra and a show in an ice castle in the Northwest Territories during the Snowking’s Winter Festival.
January 31 – Fredericton, NB @ Charlotte Street Arts Centre *
February 05 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
February 07 – Portland, ME @ Sun Tiki Studios
February 08 – Bangor, ME @ Bangor Arts Exchange
February 27 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino
February 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Sewing Machine Factory
Februrary 29-March 01 – Yellowknife, NWT @ Snowking’s Winter Festival
* w. Fuze Orchestra for Shivering Songs
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