Momma—the Brooklyn-based band led by singers/guitarists Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten—today announced Household Name, their anticipated new album and debut for Polyvinyl Record Co. in North America (Lucky Number Music for the rest of the world), will be released on July 1st, 2022. Co-written with Momma’s Aron Kobayashi Ritch, the album’s fuzzed-out and soaring lead single “Speeding 72″ premiered today. The song details a fast burning romance between two kids who meet at a show and go for a ride—its chorus referencing Pavement’s “Gold Soundz” with nostalgic admiration. Its Madeline Leshner and Zach Stone-directed video perfectly captures the song’s spirit: driving around in the summer with your friends with no real destination, windows down and blasting music.
Momma today also announced a headlining U.S. tour that will see them playing their biggest venues to date, including shows at Los Angeles’ The Echo on September 24th and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 8th. Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 22nd at 10am local time. After supporting Wet Leg on sold-out West Coast shows last month, the band will kick off a brief stint in the U.K. (including a Leeds show with Illuminati Hotties) and will also support Snail Mail’s U.S. summer tour.
“‘Speeding 72’ is probably the most collaboratively written song on the new record. We wanted it to be the sort of summertime anthem that you can turn on during a drive to impress your crush,” explains the band. “The most important part of the production was setting the right mood to transport the listener. The song starts with Aron getting into his car (which is featured on the album cover), and then turning on the ignition.” Of its video, director Leshner adds, “I knew we had to find the perfect car since that’s such a big part of the song. While in pre-production, I saw this Volvo parked on my block and knew we had to have it, so I left a note on the windshield and serendipitously that worked out!”
Momma U.S. Tour Dates:
05/06 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House %
05/07 – Glasgow, UK @ Road To The Great Escape
05/10 – London, UK @ Brixton Windmill
05/12 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
05/13 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
05/14 – Manchester, UK @ YES
08/12 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall !
08/16 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place !
08/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony !
08/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National !
08/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa !
08/21 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre !
08/23 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater !
08/24 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor !
08/26 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn !
08/27 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine !
08/28 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall !
08/30 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre !
08/31 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre !
09/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall !
09/03 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant !
09/04 – Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre !
09/06 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre !
09/07 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre !
09/09 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore !
09/12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
09/13 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
09/14 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake #
09/16 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village #
09/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club #
09/20 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza %
09/21 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios %
09/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop %
09/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo %
09/25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room %
09/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar %
09/30 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk – Indoors ^
10/01 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links ^
10/02 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs ^
10/04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s #
10/08 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
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