MOMMA – ” Medicine “

Posted: January 6, 2022 in MUSIC

If you like unforgettable riffs, you’ll love Momma. If you like real hooks, you’ll love the N.Y.-based indie rock duo. Elements of Sonic Youth, The Breeders, Veruca Salt and Smashing Pumpkins shine through in Momma’s music. While there’s a clear nod to the past, Momma focuses on the here and now.

Los Angles Momma, a four-piece led by co-singers/guitarists/songwriters Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten, records to be released on Danger Collective Records. Momma recently played their first ever NYC show supporting Empath and are confirmed to make their SXSW Music Festival debut this March; more shows will soon be announced. 

As a band, Momma has always relied on Friedman (21) and Weingarten’s (22) symbiotic writing style and creative intuition. It references that feeling and encapsulates how we write together: a form of communication, where we’ll constantly switch off who is playing lead and who is playing rhythm guitar in the same song.” Inspired by songwriters like Kim Deal, Liz Phair, and Elliott Smith, the two developed a knack for dynamic song structure and gripping lyrics fused by a dulcet pop sensibility.

Although the pair now live far from home and each other while finishing college in New York and New Orleans, Friedman and Weingarten have continued to write the same way they always have. For the past two years, during breaks between semesters, the two would assemble DIY west coast tours, open LA dates for bands like Gang of Four and Ian Sweet, and workshop new songs together at home. The band’s debut album “Interloper” and 2018’s Apollo 7” capture Friedman and Weingarten hitting a stride at the end of their adolescence, while establishing a sound and vision that they continue to expand upon via the more focused and detailed world.

“Medicine” is the new digital single from Momma, available everywhere now on Polyvinyl Records and Lucky Number.

Released November 17th, 2021

Momma is: Allegra Weingarten, Etta Friedman, Zach CapittiFenton, and Aron Kobayashi Ritch

Written and performed by: Momma

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