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SONGS FOR MOMS "the worse it gets the better" LP

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Songs for Moms "the worse it gets the better" was recorded by Elton Ridge and Eric Haas at Rodent Records, now called light rail studios,
in San franciso September 2007. The record was mastered by John Golden in Las Angeles. Rodent Records is a state of the art facility boasting the
best equipment and microphones for both analog and digital recording.
light rail studios

Calming, aggressive, and accessible are words that can all be honestly used when discussing The Worse It Gets The Better. Songs For Moms contains
three women who write beautiful, strong lyrics and sing them with their beautiful, strong voices, while playing acoustic instruments,
beautifully and strongly. And while at times this album reminds me of Rumbleseat, or the Pogues, or even the theme song
from Sealab, Songs For Moms always maintain ownership of the music with their uniqueness, honesty, attitude, and characher.
Even when hopeless romanticism is handed out in heavy doses, these songs tell a tale that's elateable and endearing. I have
yet to play this album for some- one who hasn't totally dug it. Daryl/Razorcake

Maybe it's just me but I kind of dread that first listen to a new record by a band I've come to really like from their live shows. I'm afraid it will sound
overproduced, or underproduced, or boring, or it will turn out that they have the worst lyrics in the world, or... So many
Anxieties and we haven't even heard the record yet! Well, I'm glad to report that the SONGS FOR MOMS LP passes the test with
flying colors. This bay area trio plays bouncy punk rock with great harmonies and some odd time signitures. It's a unique sound
that's also very accessible. I'm reminded of TIGER TRAP in the excellant, energetic drumming and jangley guitars, and a bit of the
country (not "folkpunk") influence of THIS BIKE IS A PIPE BOMB. The recording sounds just like they do live, only better; you can hear all
the parts but it doesn't sound super professional. There's a good variety of songs, and the lyrics totally don't suck. Phew!
PC/Maximum Rock n Roll

Songs for Moms from San Francisco CA

The world has always suffered from a lack of girl-heavy indie bands: fact. As we sit now in the doldrums that followed the
dissolution of Sleater-Kinney, that shortage is almost alarming, but help is on the way. The Oakland all-girl power
trio Songs For Moms sprung forth from the void first with a modest self-recorded CDr or two, and now their debut album
The Worse It Gets The Better on luscious vinyl and bonus CD for analog haters. Aside from their first names, thatÕs about all
the real information I have on them. They're so indie, they apparently don't believe in anything like bios, press
releases, or comprehensive liner notes. Versions of "1906" have appeared on everything IÕve seen them release, and it's easy to
see why. On a more open-minded and supportive planet, that three-four timed alternative rocker soaked in self-
reflectionÑwith the relevant refrain "why are we so afraid to die when so many of us are not living" riding the sweet
spotÑwould be a number one single. "My Darling Faye" is another well- used number in waltz time (of which most of their tracks are, something
I find actually kinda refreshing), placing the emotional weight on somber poignancy among requests to burn the building down. TheyÕve got
a blunt sense of humour about themselves too, just so you know it's not the walking Sylvia Plath stereotype bigotting around in your
brain. Above all else, Songs For Moms is about honest fun with a Celtic twang. Though fast paced and containing an appropriate amount of
cursing, this is really an album of pop songs at once both lovely and gritty. They just happen to rock out and care more about playing with a
vindicated passion than the glossy turd piles that today's instant- satisfaction-without-due-thought society currently cultivates as
rock stars. Trust me, some day The Worse It Gets The Better will be considered one of the most important
records ever made by women for all. Watch for throngs of copycats to follow.
Filmore Mescalito Holmes/Pop Matters

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