Nanobot Rock: ‘Glowing Lantern’ Review

2021-12-01T23:21:58+00:00December 1st, 2021|

Glowing Lantern doesn’t simply get back to the roots of what gave The Mother Hips a platform to launch a successful 30+ years run, it, arguably, more importantly gets back to the simplicity that makes us love music. It is comprised of singable lyrics, relatable presence, rolling licks, and the ever-distant-as-of-late guitar solos. Bringing warmth and comfort when we need it most, 2021 is going out with a high that will leave many who have already made their “Best Of 2021” kicking themselves for jumping the gun and not including this record.

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Highway 81: The Mother Hips Rekindle Collaborative Spirit with ‘Glowing Lantern’

2021-12-01T22:56:58+00:00December 1st, 2021|

While the new normal for bands is to collaborate remotely, the upcoming Mother Hips album, “Glowing Lantern,” was built on old-fashioned, in-person hangs between primary songwriters Greg Loiacono and Tim Bluhm.

Loiacono explains that because “there was nothing else to do” during the height of the pandemic, he and Bluhm would meet for long walks, and they’d discuss new songs.

“It just came to be a good way to look at the material we had both been messing with,” says Loiacono, who like Bluhm plays guitar and sings in the band. “It ended up being more of a collaboration. There’s always a desire to do that. But having the time during everything slowing down, it really helped.”

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Americana UK: The Mother Hips “I Don’t Want To Drive You Away” – a great song is a great song

2021-12-01T02:24:28+00:00December 1st, 2021|

Thirty years into their career The Mother Hips have decided for the first time to cut a cover version in the studio and put it onto their new album ‘Glowing Lantern.‘  The song in question is, obviously, ‘I Don’t Want to Drive You Away‘ and it’s a great rollicking slice of rock, with bursts of guitar supporting powerful harmonised vocals.  Big song  – sounds great, but where did they get it from?  Greg Loiacono explained it all: “We came across an Anne Murray cassette tape in a truck stop some years back. The album cover was so fascinating to us that we decided to buy it. The music and recording blew us away. Her version of this song in particular with its groove, harmonies and far-out production really spoke to us, so we worked up our own version.”

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Backseat Mafia Get the Story Behind the Track “Clay Mask Clown”

2021-12-01T02:20:07+00:00December 1st, 2021|

The Mother Hips examine a soured, bruised love in the tiffin’ roots of “Clay Mask Clown” from the new record ‘Glowing Lantern.’

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Pedal of the Day Interview with Greg and Tim

2021-12-01T02:15:01+00:00December 1st, 2021|

Greg Loiacono and Tim Bluhm talk pedals and gear with Pedal of the Day.

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NEW SINGLE “I DON’T WANT TO DRIVE YOU AWAY” OUT NOW!

2021-11-05T15:56:02+00:00November 5th, 2021|

The Mother Hips have released their second single “I Don’t Want To Drive You Away” from their upcoming LP Glowing Lantern out December 3rd!

While on the road in the mid-90’s, the band picked up an Anne Murray compilation cassette at a truckstop and fell in love with Murray’s rendition of a song written by David Wiffen.  “I Don’t Want to Drive You Away” marks the first cover song to appear on any Mother Hips’ record!

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Hipsmas 2021!

2021-10-14T18:05:00+00:00October 14th, 2021|

Hipsmas time is here again! We are very excited to get back to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco for our annual holiday shows.

Friday, December 17th
Saturday, December 18th
Sunday, December 19th

Get tickets while you can!

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NEW ALBUM ‘GLOWING LANTERN’ OUT DECEMBER 3

2021-09-10T15:51:25+00:00September 10th, 2021|

The new album, ‘Glowing Lantern’ is available December 3 from Blue Rose Music on vinyl and digital formats.

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LISTEN NOW TO “LOOKING AT LONG DAYS”

2021-09-10T15:49:54+00:00September 10th, 2021|

The first single from the 11-track collection, “Looking At Long Days” is out today!

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Summer Tour Dates Announced!

2021-07-02T22:13:57+00:00June 30th, 2021|

We are so happy to announce a run of summer shows! The band will be playing around Northern California and Oregon. In addition, they will be appearing at the BeachLife Festival in SoCal! Please see all dates above and be sure to pick up advance tickets as shows have been selling out!

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