Mobina Galore Announce New Album Feeling Disconnected
Due Out 02/24 via New Damage Records
Premiere “Going Out Alone” via New Noise Magazine
Announce North American Tour Dates w/ Against Me!
photographer credit: Sven Hoppmann
Winnipeg’s resident punk rock powerhouse, Mobina Galore, have announced their volatile new album, Feeling Disconnected, due out February 24th via New Damage Records (The Flatliners, Silverstein, Gob) with preorders available on February 10th. On Feeling Disconnected, the formidable duo of Jenna Priestner (guitar/vocals) and Marcia Hanson (drums/back up vocals) have found the perfect balance of aggression and hooks, a feat perfectly exemplified in their debut single, “Going Out Alone,” premiered via New Noise Magazine.
Feeling Disconnected is something of a loose concept album. The album’s tracks all coalesce around a theme of detachment, from being far from friends and family due to heavy touring, to being cut off in an often overlooked hometown, and even dealing with the isolation of being an all-female band in a scene dominated by men. Mobina Galore have always operated outside of the status quo, but on Feeling Disconnected they’ve turned that separation to their advantage, creating a collection of outsider anthems that can’t be ignored.
Mobina Galore have also announced a lengthy run of North American tour dates to coincide with the release of Feeling Disconnected. These dates include a run of shows supporting Against Me!, as well as an appearance at Punk Rock Bowling. See full itinerary below.
Listen to “Going Out Alone” via New Noise Magazine:
Listen To “Going Out Alone” below
Feeling Disconnected is out February 24th via New Damage Records. Digital advances of the album are available for review consideration and the band is available for interviews upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feeling Disconnected track list:
1. Start All Over
4. Nervous Wreck
5. Going Out Alone
6. Losing Time
7. Ready To Let Go
8. Spend My Day
9. Partner In Crime
10. Better Days
02/24 Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies *
02/25 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
02/26 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre *
02/28 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre *
03/02 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
03/03 Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
03/04 Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
03/09 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe *
03/10 Iowa City, IA @ Governer’s Mansion
03/11 Milwaukee, WI @ Public House
03/12 Chicago, IL @ Quenchers
03/13 Kalamazoo, MI @ Shakespeare’s
03/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rock Room
03/16 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount *
03/17 Trenton, NJ @ The Millhouse Basement
03/18 Oshawa, ON @ The Music Hall *
03/19 Peterborough, ON @ The Garnet
03/21 London, ON @ Call the Office
03/22 Hamilton, ON @ The Ain’t Hollywood
03/23 Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
03/24 Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre *
03/25 Guelph, ON @ Jimmy Jazz
03/26 Detroit, MI @ New Dodge Lounge
03/31 Fargo, ND @ The Sanctuary *
05/26-29 Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling
*w/ Against Me!
Mobina Galore have always had a hunch that they don’t quite fit in, but if their new full length, Feeling Disconnected, is any indication, that might not be a bad thing. The duo made up of guitarist/vocalist Jenna Preistner, and drummer Marcia Hanson have weaponized that outsider attitude into a collection of explosive punk songs that demand attention on the band’s own terms.
The songs on Feeling Disconnected are informed by a sense of detachment, but Mobina Galore isn’t defeated by it, they’re fueled by it. The band have often found themselves disconnected in a literal sense, whether kept apart from friends and family due to intense touring, or from the rest of the continent, living in their often overlooked hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. However, the pitfalls of physical isolation are only one part of Feeling Disconnected’s inspiration.
Existing in a genre so often dominated by men has provided plenty of fuel for Mobina Galore’s fire. Since the band’s inception in 2010, they’ve faced everything from the obnoxious—comments like, “you’re actually really good” and condescending venue employees—to the much more insidious challenges of music industry glass ceilings. The ever-present hurtles of sexism in music circles have only motivated the band to play harder and continue to do what they do best; write great punk rock that speaks for itself. This approach has not gone unnoticed.
For an album rooted lyrically in anxiety and detachment, the sound of Feeling Disconnected is incredibly self-assured. Stripped down and raw, Mobina Galore only needs guitar and drums to make themselves heard loud and clear. With musical touchstones that fall somewhere between the grunge pioneers of the early ‘90s and the heyday of West Coast punk, Mobina Galore perfectly balance melody and aggression.
Mobina Galore have written an album about isolation but the release of Feeling Disconnected finds them poised to engage with more listeners than ever. Mobina Galore don’t need to belong, they’re too busy creating their own path, one where all outsiders are welcome.