-New Album “Feeling Disconnected” Out Now via New Damage Records – On Tour Now
Punk rock duo for fans of The Distillers, L7, and The Muffs!
Mobina Galore Premiere “Suffer” Music Video on Exclaim!
New Album Feeling Disconnected Out Now
via New Damage Records
On Tour Now w/ Against Me!
photographer credit: Sven Hoppmann
Winnipeg two-piece punk powerhouse, Mobina Galore, have already had a big 2017 with the release of their new full length, Feeling Disconnected, out now from New Damage Records, plus nearly non-stop touring with the likes of Against Me!, Milk Teeth, and more. Now the hardworking duo has teamed with Exclaim! to premiere their new Jim Agapito directed music video for “Suffer” one of the razor-sharp blasts of melodic punk from Feeling Disconnected.
Feeling Disconnected is fueled by an intense feeling of detachment that the members of Mobina Galore (vocalist/guitarist Jenna Preistner and drummer Marcia Hanson) experience in their daily lives. Whether it’s struggling to remain close with friends and family while on tour, living in an often overlooked city, or being women in an often male-dominated scene, Mobina Galore channel these challenges into their music, creating a volatile set of outsider anthems that perfectly balance the raw power of later ’90s grunge and the tunefulness of West Coast punk.
Watch “Suffer” video
Watch “Suffer” via Exclaim!:
Vocalist/guitarist Jenna Preistner said of the track and video, ““Suffer” is one of the first tracks I wrote for the new album and was a song that came to be fairly quickly and has remained mostly unchanged since the early days of writing it. I was in a place in my life where I was going through the motions of what is ‘expected’ of someone in their late 20s, but I felt no connection to what I was doing. I constantly felt like I was watching myself from the outside questioning the decision I had made, but knew at the end of the day it was something I was going to follow through with. It was great working with Jim Agapito and his crew because combined we had so many ideas of how to portray the lyrics through various storylines.”
Mobina Galore are currently wrapping up a lengthy run of North American tour dates supporting Against Me!, with more tour dates on the way, as well as an upcoming appearance at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas. See full itinerary below.
Feeling Disconnected is available now digitally and physically.
Feeling Disconnected is out now on New Damage Records in North American and April 1st on Gunner Records in the UK/EU. 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
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 *
04/07 Winnipeg, MB @ Good Will Social Club
05/27 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.