Edition of 200; includes hand-numbered inner sleeve. Stepmother is Lukas Simonis (Dull Schicksal, VRIL, Coolhaven...), Jeroen Visser, Bill Gilonis (The Work, The Hat Shoes, Hail...), and David Kerman (5UU's, Present, Thinking Plague, Aranis...). Anglo-American-Dutch post-punk prog-rock and experimental soundscapes with a dash of Monty Python thrown in. A reunion of an '80s band that never existed (but should have): twangy guitars, nifty keyboards, zany drumming, vocal histrionics a la The Rutles (well, sort of), lop-sided rhythms, regurgitated spam lyrics. What more could you ask for? The journey we are taken on introduces us to mass murderer Curtis Lemay, Serge Gainsbourg, sex ads, neo-liberal communism, Nigerian online scams, neo-surrealist blabbering, and Dickensian psycho fluff. But the record is much more than a sum of it's parts - and it's beautifully packaged to boot, with artwork by Alfred Boland. Bill Gilonis: voice, guitar, bass, keyboards, clarinet, stylophone; Lukas Simonis: voice, guitar, wooden thing; Jeroen Visser: voice, bass, organ, synth, clarinet, baritone sax; David Kerman: drums, percussion.
01. Calvary Greetings (2:46)
02. Amoeba Antipodes (3:41)
03. Access It Before It's Too Late (3:58)
04. The Moonlight Visitor (3:55)
05. Ever Wanted Your Mum (2:48)
06. TBTF (1:55)
07. Elevator (1:35)
08. Laisse Tomber les Filles (1:41)
09. Great Trading Days (4:55)
10. Intimacy and Polarity (3:16)
11. Malnutrition With a Mind (1:59)
12. Rot Said My Aunt (4:47)
13. Sinkhole (6:10)
14. Fuckfriend (0:37)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.