The Mommyheads (US)
The Mommyheads formed in 1987 in New York City. The band features singer/guitarist Adam Elk, drummer Dan Fisherman and keyboardist/vocalist Michael Holt and hit its stride with cult classics like Flying Suit (1994) and Bingham’s Hole (1996). The band has built a reputation of being an electrifying live act.
Although the band called it quits in 1998, the band’s reputation has continued to thrive and even grow. Popular alt-rock bands like Death Cab For Cutie and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin claimed them as influences. Ardent Swedish fans loudly and persistently called for a comeback.
Slowly but surely, they reunited and re-recorded older songs for the incredible 008 CD You’re Not A Dream, reissued Flying Suit, released the career retrospective Finest Specimens and embarked on their first two overseas tours. After welcoming spectacular bassist Jason McNair to the band, they entered the studio and recorded Delicate Friction, the band’s first album of all new material in more than a decade.
You’ll find influences from the best of power pop and indie rock with just a sprinkle of ‘70s prog, all with the unmistakeable stamp of The Mommyheads.