Mommy are undoubtedly one of the most difficult bands to stylistically pin down within the contemporary NYC hardcore punk scene. Still, with their demo from earlier in the year and their intense live show, we knew they would be a force to be reckoned with and their debut 7" on Toxic State more than proves this. Standing far and above the demo in recording, songwriting, and performance, this is one of the strangest, wildest, and (oddly enough) emotionally revealing records to come out this year. I haven't read lyrics that affected me like this in a long time, let's just say that much. All in all, it makes for one of the most abrasive and difficult listening experiences in all of 2015 punk. As always, the packaging, much like the music of Mommy, is strangely beautiful. Essential.
Toxic State Records