Stepmother - Calvary Greetings
Stepmother is Lukas Simonis (Dull Schicksal, VRIL, Coolhaven…), Jeroen Visser (Kazanchis, ./morFrom), Bill Gilonis (The Work, The Hat Shoes, Hail), and David Kerman (5UU’s, Present, Thinking Plague). Anglo-American-Dutch post-punk prog-rock and experimental soundscapes with a dash of Monty Python thrown in. A reunion of an ’80s band that never existed (but should have): twangy guitars, nifty keyboards, zany drumming, vocal histrionics a la The Rutles, lop-sided rhythms, regurgitated spam lyrics. What more could you ask for? Stepmother introduces us to mass murderer Curtis Lemay, Serge Gainsbourg, sex ads, neo-liberal communism, Nigerian online scams, neo-surrealist blabbering and Dickensian psycho fluff. But the record is much more than a sum of its parts — and its stylish sleeve was designed by Alfred Boland.