ADULT MOM – ” Sober “

Posted: January 28, 2021 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Stevie Knipe’s Adult Mom is back, unveiling their first new record since parting ways with now-defunct label Tiny Engines. Fittingly, “Sober” trains its focus on the aftermath of a broken relationship’s dissolution, with Knipe’s narrator moving on from someone they no longer love. Keys and a drum machine beat set the tone while Knipe assesses the situation with unflinching honesty and humour: “The only thing that I’ve done / This month is drink beer and / Masturbate, and ignore / Phone calls from you / What else am I supposed to do?” Propulsive pop-rock guitars push the song along until Knipe finally concludes, “Now I don’t even think of you / When I am sober.” 

Adult Mom have been incorporating sonic textures and 00’s inspired guitar tones, as well as Stevie Knipe’s lyrical wit, honesty and humour into the indie pop songs that make up the 10 tracks featured on their new album DriverOriginally Adult Mom began as Stevie Knipe’s solo project, this project is now a collaborative effort working with friends and fellow musicians Olivia Battell and Allegra Eidinger.

Adult Mom have created the reputation of a band that “writes clever and intimate indie pop songs that offer a glimpse into the journey of a gender-weird queer navigating through heartache, trauma and subsequent growth.” Since the band formed in 2012, Adult Mom have released a total five EPs and two full length albums, Momentary Lapse of Happily and Soft Spots, 

Meanwhile, the “Sober” The record will arrive on 5th March via Epitaph, preceded by new single ‘Sober’, a track which examines how people’s perception of each other changes and deteriorates over time. The video—directed and animated by Maddie Brewer, with additional animation from Noah Gallagher—comprises quietly vivid images of someone putting painful memories (and booze) behind them, moving forward on a journey of self-discovery that slowly but surely turns into something quite surreal.

Co-produced by main member Stevie Knipe (pictured) and Thin Lips’ Kyle Pulley, ‘Driver’ will arrive on March 5th via Epitaph

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