Written, Produced & Performed by Mother Leads
Engineered by Joey Slegtenhorst
Recorded at Satan's Lovebox Studio, Toronto ON
Mixed & Mastered by Andrew Wiseman
Lyrics by Neil Culbert
Neil Culbert - Vocals, Guitars
Raymond Cara – Drumkit, Percussives
Jordan Quinn – Bass, Keys
Jordan Lassalle – Guitars
Artwork: Dead Men Design
released June 20, 2016
With the release of the “Lost Cosmonauts” single, Mother Leads bring a new feel to a classic genre. Lush with progressive guitar work, addicting and powerful choruses, the record boasts the aesthetic of pop rock anthems. Although throughout previous albums, songs are diverse from one another, there is always a glue that holds them all together much like a concept album would. Most importantly, like most Mother Leads releases, the single never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from.
“Lost Cosmonauts”, is an instant power pop classic. Complete with an almost dance feel, and beautifully layered guitar sections, the song seems to build and breathe as it plays on.
“Feeling isolated... from everything and everyone really, that kind of melancholy that sets in when you realize and accept for the first time that perhaps, we are alone out here after all. Sometimes leaving it all behind means that you end back up where you started. We’ve found that music is best set against the vacuum of space... the neverending expanse that begs to be flooded with all that your imagination can conjure, until the inevitable return to Terra Firma. ‘Lost Cosmonauts’ or ‘Lost Cosmos’, whichever you prefer, is a soundtrack for your imagination.. it’s the dream of loss and rediscovery that we’ve all experienced. Whether it be your town or city, job or family, boyfriend or girlfriend.. or even your metaphorical ‘space ship’.. we hope this track will guide you back home. ‘Live it up because you only live once. Make every second count’”, explains the band of their single.
Although the single does speak volumes for the band, to get a real understanding for where Mother Leads are coming from, it’s important to hear their previous work. Songs like “When Will Time Slow Down”, more of an alternative rock with progressive pop tendencies all around, shows the bands harder edge.
Bringing Jordan Quinn and Jordan Lassalle into the mix really opened up some new musical frontiers for the band... we had already established a respect for each other, as we four represented the best players in our own communities and social circles... Seems only natural that the best players and busiest songwriters would seek each other out. The evolution of Mother Leads sound is basically the four HARDEST rockers, pushing themselves and each other constantly, ‘Lost Cosmonauts’ is merely the most recent result of this ongoing evolution. We're constantly writing and the latest singles we've put out are part of the new direction we plan to take the band musically and artistically”, says Mother Leads of their evolution in songwriting.
After meeting in high school due to over lapping musical taste, Ray Cara and Neil Culbert started playing together starting with jam sessions of cover tunes that included everything from Megadeth to Led Zeppelin. Once they realized they had something, they decided to move everything to Culberts’ basement and began the search for a bassist. Though the lineup has changed over time, Cara and Culbert remained the heart and soul of the band and always continued writing material and working on live performance. The band has released two EP’s, and LP named Myriad, and a few singles since then. After joining forces with Jordan Quinn and Jordan Lassalle, both previous and founding members of The Vanguards, Mother Leads have found their path and the lineup is stronger than ever. The release of the “Lost Cosmonauts” single is a prime example of exactly that.
The Myriad LP was included in a few top records for 2014 and having played top tear Toronto venues like Opera House and Mod Club opening for members of Billy Talent among others, the band is certainly not new to a strong live performance.
The “Lost Cosmonauts” single is available for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets, and the band is consistently gigging in the great Toronto area as they work to reach out across Canada further and plan their West Coast tour in support of the release.
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