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Mother Mother

Mar 6, 2019 | Funding Recipient

The Juno and MMVA nominated Vancouver-based band, comprised of Ryan Guldemond, Molly Guldemond, Jasmin Parkin, Mike Young, and Ali Siadat, earned critical acclaim with their first two outings Touch Up (2007) and O My Heart (2008). Their next two releases Eureka (2011) and The Sticks (2012) delivered the Top 5 radio hits “The Stand,” “Bit By Bit,” and “Let’s Fall In Love,” making the band the second most aired alternative act in Canada in 2012 and 2013. In 2014 they racked up more hits with “Get Out The Way,” “Monkey Tree,” and “Modern Love” from their much-lauded record Very Good Bad Thing. Since then, they’ve garnered over 32 million streams on Spotify and over 12 million views on YouTube and Vevo.

Now, with No Culture (their sixth studio album released earlier this year), the band has reached a new milestone by claiming their first ever number one on the Canadian Alternative Radio charts with the hit single "The Drugs." No Culture posits that society uses negative byproducts of culture — such as narcissism, hedonism, and addiction — as a means to nurture its fears of the unknown. “If we can strip back the culture, or the masks, attitudes, and stories that feed our differences, and just connect as people, we might be more united at a time where we really need to be,” says frontman, guitarist, and lyricist Ryan Guldemond. The album was co-produced by Brian Howes, Ryan Guldemond and Jason “JVP” Van Poederooyen.

Creative BC is proud to support Mother Mother’s No Culture as a part of the BC Music Fund’s Sound Recording Program.

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