GLIDE MAGAZINE: REVISITING THE MOTHER HIPS ROCKIN’ ARC WITH ‘BACK TO THE GROTTO,’ ‘PART-TIMER GOES FULL’, ‘SHOOTOUT’

2021-03-20T15:53:26+00:00March 20th, 2021|

“It’s March. At least on the coast of  Central California, we’re starting to get a taste of spring. This is a brilliant time of year in this part of the Golden State, the birds are out and bees have begun buzzing from one flower to another. The poppies are popping and beer tastes better in the sunshine. It’s a heady season full of promise and this year it is even sweeter because the first three vinyl rereleases of the Mother Hips catalog have been sent and received. We now have Back To The Grotto, Part-Timer Goes Full, and Shootout – all on vinyl – in our record collections. It’s kind of like being in the Columbia House Record Club for Mother Hips fans.”

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VINYL REISSUE UPDATE

2021-03-12T22:26:28+00:00March 12th, 2021|

Thank you for everyone who picked up a vinyl reissue! These are numbered limited edition 180 gram Blue Rose Music vinyl pressings, most of which are on vinyl for the first time! Each includes a download card.

For those who ordered the Back to the Grotto double-vinyl, you should have received it by now. The first pressing of 300 sold out quick! Due to popular demand, another pressing of 300 is in the works and available for preorder with hopes of it shipping in June.

Part-Timer Goes Full and Shoot Out are both double-vinyl and limited to 500 each. They shipped together and should be arriving any day now if they haven’t already. Some copies of each have been put back up for sale.

The limited Later Days pressing of 300 is sold out and will be shipping in April.

All remaining titles are available for preorder. Get ’em while you can and drop a note to any of your vinyl listening friends!

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NEW SINGLE “BOUND TO FALL” FROM GREG LOIACONO & JAMIE DRAKE OUT NOW

2021-03-12T22:37:53+00:00March 12th, 2021|

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A new track from Greg Loiacono and Jamie Drake is out today! “Bound to Fall” is a duet with acclaimed L.A.-based indie folk singer-songwriter Jamie Drake who can also heard on the track “San Felipe” from Greg’s record Mystic Traces. Greg and Jamie co-wrote “Bound to Fall” together (pictured in the artwork) in March 2019 before recording it in Oakland, CA during the lockdown in summer 2020. The track also features Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen and was mixed by Scott Hirsch.

“A few years back I had become obsessed with a recording called ‘Please Stay’ by The Cryin’ Shames. It inspired me to dive back into old records of singers singing heartbreak songs from way back. I hoped to convey that lonely, far away sound on this record. Once Jamie and I started working on the song together we focused in on this unrequited love that drives the singer almost into a sense of delusion. It was really enjoyable finding ways to convey this through words and melody.” – Greg Loiacono

“I think we’ve truly captured a specific, vintage, musical world in an authentic way,” adds Drake. “We were visited by a classic-feeling melody as we began to write and it brought a bit of magic to our session—along with plenty of failed relationship experiences to contextually pack into the lyrics. I remember laughing while suggesting the line about listening to Steely Dan and hearing the saxophone play. It’s such a real detail and I’m sure someone out there will relate.” – Jamie Drake

Additional Personnel:
Charles James Gonzalez- engineer
Scott Hirsch- mix
Anthony Puglisi- master
Reed Mathis- bass
Sean Nelson- drums
Mikael Erik Jorgensen- synthesizer
Patrick B Spurgeon- percussion

David Dolger Schwartz for Fast Atmosphere- artwork
out on Blue Rose Music

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HIPNIC XII RESCHEDULED FOR 9/24-26/2021

2021-03-10T21:00:10+00:00March 10th, 2021|

The Mother Hips 12th Annual Family Hipnic has been rescheduled for Friday, September 24th through Sunday, September 26th! Lineup has been announced! This will be a socially distanced reduced capacity outdoor affair. There will be no tavern shows this year but hopefully, those will return in May 2022!

All of your weekend passes that were originally purchased for HIPNIC 2020 (or subsequent dates) will automatically transfer to the new September 2021 dates. More information for those who purchased tickets for Hipnic 2020 can be found at the (((folkYEAH!))) web site.

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THE MOTHER HIPS CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2021

2021-02-16T03:15:56+00:00February 15th, 2021|

“When you feel like you’re believed in, it’s amazing what you can do. It’s really affirming to work with a label that just wants to see you thrive and make great records. 30 years into this and we’re as excited to be in the studio making a new album as when we first started. It’s a fortunate position to be in.” – Tim Bluhm.

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HIPSMAS LIVE STREAM FROM GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL 12/19

2020-12-15T21:37:29+00:00December 11th, 2020|

One of the biggest gut-punches of this pandemic for Hips fans is that they will be unable to gather together for their annual Hipsmas holiday shows. However, do not fret! The Mother Hips will continue their 20+year tradition and perform 2 sets at the Great American Music Hall for all to see… at home! The show will take place live on December 19th at 6:00 PM PST. Tickets are $25.00. Please come celebrate with us from afar.

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THE MOTHER HIPS TO CELEBRATE 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH FULL CATALOG REISSUES ON VINYL

2020-12-04T00:36:15+00:00December 4th, 2020|

2021 will mark the 30th anniversary for The Mother Hips as a band! To commemorate this landmark event, Blue Rose Music is pressing each of the band’s titles on limited-edition vinyl … some of which have never been pressed to wax before! Each title is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl. The first release will be in January with the band’s 1991 debut Back to the Grotto on double-vinyl with a new title to be released monthly. All of the reissues can be preordered now. Get ’em while you can!

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THE MOTHER HIPS LIVE CONCERT FILM FROM BIG SUR AT HENRY MILLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY 12/5

2020-12-01T06:32:51+00:00December 1st, 2020|

Shot live on September 25, 2020 from the ancient towering redwoods of Big Sur, California. The Mother Hips perform a career retrospective set from the Henry Miller Memorial Library. Don’t miss this exclusive concert stream debut in one of the band’s only live sets of 2020.

Saturday, December 5, 2020
8pm PST (the stream will be available on-demand for 72 hours)

Ticket $15.00.

Add ons:
PKG A $30
STREAM plus Live Tracks DL
PKG B $50
STREAM plus vintage style T Shirt
PKG C  $60
STREAM plus vintage style T Shirt & Live Tracks DL
PKG D $100
STREAM plus vintage T Shirt & Live Tracks DL & Poster

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