Mothership - High Strangeness Original Test Pressing LP
Perhaps our most eagerly anticipated release of the Year!! The raging new album from cosmic heavy warriors, Mothership. This is the RAREST edition that exists. A true test pressing (not just a white label alternative press). Only 20 of these were made to check the quality of the vinyl. 5 are with the band or Ripple crew, so only 15 are available for the public.
Texas Power Trio Named Best Metal Band at 2016 Dallas Observer Music Awards
Dallas, Texas heavy rock band MOTHERSHIP will release its new album, High Strangeness, on March 17, 2017 via Ripple Music. Recorded and mixed by Ryan Lee (Crypt Trip) at Fire Station Studios in San Marcos, TX and mastered by Tony Reed (Mos Generator / Stone Axe), the album delivers eight strong songs of the band’s self-coined “supersonic intergalactic heavy rock”. High Strangeness is the highly anticipated follow-up to MOTHERSHIP‘s 2014 LP, Mothership II, a record that urged The Obelisk to note that, “Mothership are locked in and they sound like they know it.” Artwork for the new album was created by artist Adam Burke (Ruby the Hatchet).
MOTHERSHIP’s stout sound delivers an amped-up take on ’70’s heavy rock fury, laced with electrifying psychedelics and space rock elements. The group formed in 2010 when brothers Kyle and Kelley Juett decided to start a new band with their father John Juett on drums. In 2011, Judge Smith would assume drum duties and the trio began to hone its heavy, blues-based sound by performing live at every opportunity. Non-stop road warriors, MOTHERSHIP has risen to headliner status in 2016 and is the go-to opener for D-Town’s national touring shows, having shared the stage with Slayer, Alice in Chains, Ghost, Baroness and more in the last twelve months alone. The band was named Dallas’ Best Metal Act at the 2016 Dallas Observer Music Awards, earning the honor amidst a strong group of contenders that included True Widow and Pinkish Black.
“Our third album is fueled by the very supersonic intergalactic heavy rock and roll music that brought us together,” comments bassist / vocalist Kyle Juett. “We are confident that this new batch of tunes will fire up those who are already on board with us and motivate others to take a “trip on the ship” as well. These songs perfectly capture what will be the next chapter in our ongoing saga across this great planet and beyond. We are now playing a few new songs in our live set, so come out and hear ’em before they are released!”
Check out a High Strangeness teaser clip at THIS location.
1.) High Strangeness
2.) Ride the Sun
3.) Midnight Express
4.) Crown of Lies
5.) Helter Skelter
6.) Eternal Trip
7.) Wise Man
8.) Speed Dealer
"Mothership has landed again, get stoned and take some prisoners, old school heavy rock fans are in for a treat, reminds of all the great heavy shit from the 70s/80s. Cover art also reminds of the childhood times I bought cassettes just because of the artwork without knowing anything about the band, holy diver, paranoid, to name a few." -- Droning Earth
**Even though these records are pristine. please be aware we DO NOT issue refunds or replacements for minor cosmetic damage, such as corner dings, bends, split inserts, split covers, and so on. We pack our vinyl very securely and carefully but in some cases this type of wear is simply unavoidable in shipping. We can not be held accountable for how the Post Office handles your items. Please allow 10-14 days (usually) for order processing and shipping**