If there is one thing I’ve observed about the Cleveland punk scene, its that their annual Lottery League events yield some lasting heavy hitters. And, it seems like drummer John Panza (also of Hiram-Maxim and Arms & Armour) plays in all of them.
In all seriousness, post-punks Terrycloth Mother compose original rock music that drifts into dark and dreamy soundscapes, fashioning lyrical odes to the surrealistic horror of our modern world. While the quartet offers a sound that is 100 percent their own, it isn’t uncommon to pick up flourishes and nods at the many bands that inspire them such as Radiohead, Editors, Interpol and Pink Floyd. Terrycloth Mother will release their self-titled LP on October 15.
Terrycloth Mother is comprised of James Pequignot (vocals and bass), Stephen ‘Tebbs’ Karney (vocals and pedal steel guitar), Drew Maziasz (guitar and vocals), and Panza. The LP was recorded and produced by the band at Art Craft in Cleveland and mastered by Chris Keffer at Magnetic North Studio. The album also features contributions from Antoine Canon and Sophoulla Gibson, both of whom live in the UK and appear on “Weight of the World.” Antoine plays trumpet and recorded both his and Sophoulla’s backup vocals.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering the stream of their debut LP, which you can enjoy below.
Terrycloth Mother has a release show scheduled at Cleveland’s Happy Dog tomorrow, October 15, with support provided by The Village Bicycle and Hydrone. They also have a run of Ohio dates on the books for this fall with the first show tonight in Kent.