On February 12th, Ripple Music will give worldwide release to the self-titled debut album from Dallas-born heavy rock trio Mothership.
70’s-tinged U.S. hard rock with a sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, Mothership’s goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style; updated and amped up for the modern day. Originally self-released in 2012, Mothership and Ripple Music have joined forces to re-release this stunning debut record on CD (includes lyrics) and LP (packages to include an 11″ x 17″ poster and download cards).
On Saturday, January 19th at 8:00 a.m. PST, Ripple Music will begin selling limited edition copies of Mothership on purple splattered vinyl with signed poster. This will be limited to 100 copies so set your alarm clocks and visit the link below to order.
This link will not be live until 8:00 a.m. PST on Saturday, January 19th.
Select tracks from Mothership are streaming at this location.
The band will be playing two Dallas-area CD release shows next month and is currently putting together a West Coast tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:
February 8th @ Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
February 9th @ Lola’s Saloon – Ft. Worth, TX
March 8th @ Club Red/ Red Owl – Tempe, AZ
March 29th @ Johnny B’s – Medford, OR
Rock n’ Roll history is rife with brothers working together to create their artistic vision. But rarely do we hear about a full-fledged family unit embarking down the treacherous path of a musical career. In the case of Texas based Mothership, the Brother Juett (Kyle on bass, younger brother Kelley on guitar) enlisted the aid of their father, John Juett, to help get the ‘ship off the ground. Raised on a healthy dose of their father’s 70’s-era record collection, the brothers began crafting songs fueled on the raucous and raw good time vibe when music seemed to know no bounds. Lifting off the pad for the first time in 2010, the band began to gain momentum and notoriety with their unabashed live shows. Knowing that the service of the family patriarch was temporary, Father Juett actively helped his boys find his replacement, and in late 2011, enter the mighty Judge Smith to hammer away on the skins. In early 2012, Mothership entered Crystal Clear Studios with Wo Fat mastermind Kent Stump manning the boards and by mid-year, the band self-released their debut album. It was the combination of the 70’s-era heavy rock fuzz and fury mixed with the blistering guitar solos of the NWOBHM-era that drew the bands attention to California-based Heavy Rock label, Ripple Music. In the waning months of 2012, after a successful year of traveling regionally throughout Texas and opening for national acts such as Prong, Red Fang, Gypsyhawk, Earthen Grave, and Lo-Pan, Mothership officially dubbed Ripple Music as its Home Port and began plotting a course for their first U.S. Tour in early 2013.
Kells Juett- Guitars/Vox
Kyle Juett- Bass/Vox
Judge Smith- Drums