Houston, TX-based Post-Punk/Industrial duo Mother Ghost are set to release their debut full-length album entitled “Somnámbulo” September 10, 2021 via Geodesic Records. The duo, made up of brothers Oscar and Thomas Flores, showcase an eclectic sound inspired by the DIY aggression of Post-Punk, Industrial and the infectious grooves of New Wave.
Mother Ghost (Artist Biography):
Based out of Houston, TX, Mother ghost is a Post Punk duo comprised of two brothers, Oscar and Thomas Flores. Drawing inspiration from the DIY aggression of Post-Punk, the infectious grooves of New Wave, and the Hard-Hitting drums of House music, the duo has managed to put together a very eclectic sound. Originally formed as a conventional three-piece punk band, Mother Ghost eventually became a duo after going through several drummers in a short period of time. This pushed them to pick up drum machines and sequencers, and allowed the band to explore different facets of their songwriting. They began merging the electrifying rhythms of late 80’s to early 90’s dance music with the driving riffs and experimental nature of modern-day post-punk. Songs are rewritten, rearranged and mutated until they find their perfect sequence and are used to confront themes of immigration, class divide, and the negligent politics of this country. The result is their latest album, Somnambulo (the Spanish word for sleep walker).
About the debut album “Somnámbulo”:
Mother Ghost began writing the album around the time of the Trump election and presidency which fueled several of the songs such as “Hiding in a Dumpster Waiting for ICE Agents to Leave” and “Avarice”. But the lyrical content also hits on economic inequality, the failure of American politics, immigration, and drug addiction.
The Somnámbulo album took several detours in getting its release due to the tragic death of key producer James Vehslage prior to the completion of the record. James Vehslage had worked with Mother Ghost on their previous release, Rivers, and had reached out to the band about recording their next album. There was a mutual energy and ease of working together. The album was recorded in a short time frame, but James passed away prior to completing the mixes. In fact, Mother Ghost had initially thought that their effort would not see the light of day, but the Vehslage family knew about this work in-progress from James. The family was able to reach out to the music community to get the music back to Mother Ghost. The band linked up with Geodesic Records and producer aCr to complete the mixes and get it mastered. However, right when the album was completed, the pandemic struck and brought all of their new found momentum to a standstill. After the worst of the pandemic and with the music community starting to show signs of life again, Mother Ghost is now able to get their music out to the world on their terms and bring these songs to life on stage.
Stream “Somnámbulo” via private Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/geodesicrecords/sets/somnambulo/s-EPs5qCqdzal
More Info about the album and team:
Artist Name: Mother Ghost
Location: Houston, TX
Release Name: Somnámbulo
Release Date: 9/10/21
Label: Geodesic Records
Producer Name: James Vehslage
Oscar Flores: Guitars and Vocals
Thomas Flores: Bass, Programming, and Synths
Styles: Post-Punk, New Wave, Industrial
Similar To/RIYL: TV on the Radio, New Order, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Daft Punk
Performed live on San Marcos Radio College KTSW
Performed at MR Fest San Marcos
1. Hiding in a Dumpster Waiting for ICE Agents to Leave I
4. Le Petite Mort
5. White God
10. RAICES (dirt)
11. Hiding in a Dumpster Waiting for ICE Agents to Leave II
Proof of pudding: