Prog-Pop cult heroes The Mommyheads latest album, “Coney Island Kid,” has been few a couple of months and is already one of the band most critically acclaimed releases in their nearly four-decade career.
“Coney Island Kid” marks the venerable NYC-based band’s 15th studio LP and first-ever foray into concept album terrain.
Now, the band are pleased to share a performance video for the track “Suburban Office Park,” filmed during the group’s tour in Sept across Sweden.
Watch the video through the YouTube player below:
Watch the video for the track “Why Aren’t You Smiling“
Last year saw The Mommyheads reaching new creative heights with “Genius Killer,” hailed by Bay Area alternative newsweekly The Bohemian as “a tight, self-assured affair that sounds all the more youthful for its maturity.” “Coney Island Kid” continues in that tradition, opening with an eclectic suite of technicolor prog-pop that uses archetypal Coney Island imagery to convey themes of desperation and soul-searching, complete with pier side ambience.
The skeletal acoustics on “Spookarama” call back to the whimsical woodsy gloom of 1989’s now-classic debut, “Acorn,” while elsewhere, songs such as the epic title track (arguably the closest the band has come to full-on interpolating Genesis) and the angelic tone poem, “Onset, MA,” see The Mommyheads continue to gracefully channel existential anxiety and progressive influences in equal measure. Having devoted a lifetime to evolution, both in terms of sound and the ever-increasing scope of their ideas, “Coney Island Kid” stands as perhaps the most cohesive representation of The Mommyheads’ glorious eccentricities thus far.
Purchase the album on Bandcamp: https://mommyheads.bandcamp.com/track/coney-island-kid
01. Coney Island Kid
02. Artificial Island
04. Solemn By The Sea
05. Suburban Office Park
06. Learning To Live
07. Why Aren’t You Smiling
08. Such Beautiful Things
09. Onset, MA
10. Soul’s Aquarium