Momma, the band founded by high school pals Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten some five years ago, have switched coasts and found a label home. Newly based in New York, now expanded to a four-piece including Aron Kobayashi Ritch (who produced their 2020 album “Two of Me”) and Zach Capitti Fenton, the band today announced they’ve signed to Polyvinyl Record Co. (and Lucky Number Music worldwide).
With the news came a dose of Momma’s “Medicine,” a simmering, ’90s-styled rocker. It’s easy to swallow, especially if you lived through the grunge era. “The two guitar riffs were written by Etta and Allegra about a year before we actually brought it to the full band,” the band explains. “When we wrote the first verse, we realized it was one of the first times we couldn’t write about heartbreak — we were both in very loving relationships. We wanted to write about that feeling of just being addicted to someone, and how someone else’s company can really feel like a drug.”
The video is directed by Hailey Heaton. A full-length is in the works for next year.
||| Watch: The video for “Medicine”
||| Live: Momma performs Dec. 16 at Zebulon along with Model/Actiz. Tickets.
||| Previously: “Work”