Mothers "Lockjaw" on Exclaim! TV

Mothers 'Lockjaw' on Exclaim! TV
On top of having toured with of Montreal, worked with Deerhunter affiliates Josh McKay and Drew Vandenberg and sold out their album on Bandcamp, orchestral folk outfit Mothers have been regularly lauded for their stunning songs, which bristle with feeling and honesty. The brainchild of lead singer Kristine Leschper, Mothers combine experimental rock sounds with folk sensibilities, peppering lyrically raw tracks with strings and steady percussion.
On this episode of Exclaim! TV, the Athens, Georgia natives stop by our backyard to perform "Lockjaw," a cut off their full-length debut When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired. Their live performance packs all the sombre yet passionate spirit from the original recording into a stunning live experience, as Leschper begins gently strumming her guitar at a barely audible level, gradually building up to upper register vocal croons. The song climaxes at the abrupt entrance of harsh yet controlled drums, guitar and bass, but Leschper singing "You love me mostly when I'm leaving / I was half gone when you met me" would be moving all on its own. 
Experience the performance for yourself in the player below, then check out Mothers' tour dates after that (which includes a stop at this year's WayHome).

Look out for the deluxe digital-edition release of When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired through Grand Jury Music on July 29.

Filmed by Katherine Kwan and Roberto Granados-Ocon
Audio by Nash Bussieres
Edited by Katherine Kwan

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Tour dates:
07/15 Providence, RI - Fete Ballroom
07/16 Asbury Park, NJ - House of Independents
07/23 Oro-Medonte, ON - Burl's Creek Event Grounds (WayHome Music & Arts Festival)
07/24 Detroit, MI - El Club
07/26 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
07/27 Madison, WI - The Frequency
07/28 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
07/31 Chicago, IL - Hutchinson Field Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
08/14 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Wrecking Ball Festival)
08/17 London, United Kingdom - Lexington
08/19 Brecon, United Kingdom - The Brecon Beacons (Green Man Festival)
08/20 Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
08/22 Brighton, United Kingdom - Green Door Store
08/25 Leeds, United Kingdom - Headrow House
08/26 Nottingham, United Kingdom - Bodega
08/27 Liskeard, United Kingdom - Knee Deep Festival
08/29 Bristol, United Kingdom - Louisiana
08/31 Bergen, Norway - Perfect Sounds Forever #6
09/02 Birmingham, United Kingdom - Moseley Park (Moseley Folk Festival)
09/03 Stradbally, Ireland - Stradbally Hall (Electric Picnic)
09/04 Compton Bishop, United Kingdom - Larmer Tree Gardens (End of the Road Festival)
09/06 Boston, MA - Royale Boston
09/07 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
09/08 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
09/09 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music-Diner
09/10 Chicago, IL - Metro
09/11 St. Louis, MO - Forest Park (LouFest)
09/13 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
09/14 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09/16 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
09/19 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
09/21 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
09/23 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09/24 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
09/26 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
09/28 Austin, TX - Antone's
09/29 Dallas, TX - Trees
09/30 Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge
10/01 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
10/03 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
10/04 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/06 New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/07 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer