At the end of the month, fresh local label Automatic Recordings
will be putting out its fourth release, a double seven-inch EP called Night Shoot
from local rowdy rock 'n' roll four-piece Mama. The band's been kicking since 2011, self-releasing tapes of goofy, over-the-top, shreddy cock-rock, but on today's 12 O'Clock Track
, Night Shoot
's preview song "25 Forever," these guys have smoothed things out and let their giddy power-pop influences shine. "25 Forever" could easily pass for a Cheap Trick B-side, showing off a knack for blending groovy guitar riffs, grandiose melodic acrobatics, and insanely sticky catchiness unheard of since Rockford's finest were in their heyday.
You can preorder Night Shoot from Automatic now, and it's set to ship out on 3/31. To catch Mama's ridiculously catchy rock 'n' roll mayhem live, they're playing tomorrow, Sat 3/14 at the Hideout's SXSW send-off party, a long-running tradition of good jams and daytime drinks.
Check out "25 Forever" below.