Momma—the Brooklyn-based band led by singers/guitarists Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten—will release their new album Household Name on July 1st, 2022 via Polyvinyl Records. Co-written with Momma’s Aron Kobayashi Ritch (whose indelible guitar riff serves as the song’s foundation), the album’s fuzzed-out single “Speeding 72″ details a fast burning romance between two kids who meet at a show and go for a ride—its chorus referencing Pavement’s “Gold Soundz” with nostalgic admiration. Its Madeline Leshner and Zach Stone-directed video perfectly captures the song’s spirit: driving around in the summer with your friends with no real destination, windows down and blasting music.
Momma’s headlining U.S. tour will see them playing their biggest venues to date, including shows at Los Angeles’ The Echo on September 24th and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 8th. After supporting Wet Leg on sold-out West Coast shows last month, the band will kick off a brief stint in the U.K. (including a Leeds show with Illuminati Hotties) and will also support Snail Mail’s U.S. summer tour.
“‘Speeding 72’ is probably the most collaboratively written song on the new record. We wanted it to be the sort of summertime anthem that you can turn on during a drive to impress your crush,” explains the band. “The most important part of the production was setting the right mood to transport the listener. The song starts with Aron getting into his car (which is featured on the album cover), and then turning on the ignition.” Of its video, director Leshner adds, “I knew we had to find the perfect car since that’s such a big part of the song. While in pre-production, I saw this Volvo parked on my block and knew we had to have it, so I left a note on the windshield and serendipitously that worked out!”