Monday, May 21, 2012
Mother's Children: top pop!
Ottawa's Mother's Children may be the best band yet to come charging from the North, and their new single is straight up HOT! My goodness! If you like power pop, THIS is how you do it! "See The Other Guy" is a classic '79-style gem - and it's a hit from the very first note. It's catchy as hell, and to boot it's got some real balls to it. Power pop with power- how about that?! I love the infectious guitar leads, the driving power chords in the chorus, and the throaty, impassioned vocal. I appreciate it when someone's singing about heartbreak and he genuinely sounds like he's heartbroken. Without a doubt, this tune's in the running for best song of the year. And "Don't Go Too Far" is a perfect B-side, full of harmonies and hooks and muscular instrumentation reminiscent of The Who. Coming on the heels of last year's great Are You Tough Enough? EP, this single puts Mother's Children in the heart of the "Who's the best band out there?" conversation. Dig!