Mother Mother: The Drugs

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Photo: Raina + Wilson
Photo: Raina + Wilson

Mother Mother -"The Drugs" (Universal Music Canada): The Vancouver-based modern rock band has steadily moved up the ladder since forming a decade ago. They were the second most aired alternative act in Canada in 2012 and 2013, and 2014 album Very Good Bad Thing spawned more radio hits and million-plus numbers on Spotify and YouTube.

A new album, No Culture, is slated for a Feb. 10 release. This advance track is already getting radio and chart action, and it is easy to hear why. MM has gradually honed a very sleek and shiny sound, and “The Drugs” exemplifies this.

Male and female vocals mesh seamlessly, as do guitars and keyboards. It has a propulsive groove, and the production values are top notch. Lines like “you’re deadly like the drugs I used to love” also catch the ear. The video has quickly scored 150K views, confirming the group’s following is suitably impressed.

Mother Mother begins an extensive Canadian headlining tour in Moncton on Feb. 23, closing out with four hometown shows at the Commodore Ballroom. This could be the group’s biggest year yet.