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Locals Only - New Midwest Moms Single

What day is it today?  11/15/13?  That's a record 40+ days to recover from Spanspek!  Not a moment too soon I say, what with the end of the year on the way.  There's end of the year music lists to make, and still a good amount of new local music to write about!

But before I get to all that, Israel and I would once again thank everyone involved with making this years festival one of the best ever.  We depend on a long list of volunteers, friends, loved ones, music & art lovers, and an entire community to do what we do.  It's hard work, but all of you make it easier with your contributions.  Thank you and we love you all.

Alright, lets get down to business!  Time to get sad with some new tunes from Fresno group Midwest Moms!

I'm not well versed in the world of post-punk.  The closest I ever really got to being even remotely goth was liking the soundtrack to "The Crow".  Hell, up until two months ago I thought "Dead Souls" was just a really good Nine Inch Nails song.  So I'm hella poser status up in here.

That said, there's no mistaking that "Home", the first single from new Friendcore band Midwest Moms, is killer.  Fronted by the beguiling Samantha Retton, and supported by members of other notable Chinatown bands (i.e. Wallflower, Cabin Fire), the quartet splices dance rock tempos and dark jangly guitars to joyous effect.  And when Retton sings about the way someone can make you feel at ease, it's just super sweet.  We here at Spanspek Headquarters can't wait to get our hands on their upcoming demo.
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And that's it for the time being.  If you've got music to share, send it over to and we'll write about it!  And keep a look out for our annual "Best of 2013" list sometime in December!  BYE!

Cristobal Carrillo
November 15, 2013


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