LISTEN: Motherfolk Deliver Anthemic Alt-Rock Via “black eye/bad night”

Serious songs from goofy people. That’s what you can expect from diverse, Midwest indie-rockers, Motherfolk. What started out as a writing project among two college friends turned into a fully realized band untethered to genres, with an endlessly bright future. 

Composed of Bobby Paver and Nathan Dickerson on vocals and guitar, bassist Clayton Allender, drummer Ethan Wescott, and Karlie Dickerson on keys Motherfolk are not only bandmates but best friends. The band’s close-knit relationship allows each member to be their most authentic self, leaving every ounce of their souls to be poured into each song and a high-energy performance. 

Despite their light-hearted, groovy-rock sound Motherfolk is dedicated to creating a much deeper connection with their fans. They don’t shy away from the taboo, taking on heavy topics with a light heart. The results provide us with music you can dance to, whose impact is felt long after the song has ended.

Glide is premiering the infectious alt-pop “black eye/bad night” that churns and burns with edgy pop reflective of both the Bonnaroo and Governors Ball music sect. Shades of Cage The Elephant, Young The Giant, and Portugal. The Man mingles with a rapturous arena rock flame on this grandiose anthem.

“This song is about causing bad night after bad night for yourself. It definitely has a surf rock/garage rock influence. I was listening to a lot of bands in those genres (Mike Krol, Culture Abuse, Charly Bliss) while making this. The idea that kickstarted the song was the 8-bit Nintendo sounding lead in the post-chorus. I recorded all of the instruments in that whole section first and built the rest of the song around it. It was such an odd and intriguing sound and I knew I wanted it to be a whole song.”

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