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Madre Padre

Macon, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Macon, Georgia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock Progressive




"Exclusive Video: Madre Padre – “The Rat”"

In November 2013, we hosted the exclusive premier of Madre Padre‘s video for “Bump”, the single from their debut EP released in July 2014. We’re pleased to announce that the technical and hard-hitting Macon based band will be following the EP up with a full length album, Hits From the Bathroom Floor, due out later this year and that they’ve shared the video for a track from that album with us.
Recorded at Symmetry Studios in Macon as part of their Basement Sessions, “The Rat” is the first release from the band since expanding their lineup to include Zach Horton, who also plays with Good Night Alive (Band of the Month, April 2015).
Madre Padre will be playing their first Macon-area show in months on Saturday, July 25th as part of the 16th annual Bragg Jam Music Festival. The band performs at 8:30pm at The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom. Tickets and info are available here. - The Blue Indian

"Exclusive Video: MADRE PADRE – “Bump”"

We’re thrilled to announce the exclusive release of MADRE PADRE‘s debut video for “Bump”, the single from their upcoming release. Filmed over the course of two days at various locations around Macon, Georgia, the video mends on-the-fly, aggressive recording techniques with incredible production value. It’s not often that we treat our earbuds to music this hard-hitting, but MADRE PADRE is doing something right.
“The song is one that we’re all aggressively passionate about. It’s easily recognizable in the lyrics and music. Bobby (Dynes Media) visualized those emotions and, as he does with all his work, made this project highly personal.”, said Ryan Bohannon (bass/vocals).
MADRE PADRE has an upcoming show on January 3rd, 2014 at the Historic Grant’s Lounge in Macon, Georgia with Death on Two Wheels and on January 25th, 2014 at No Space in Macon with The Dirty Magazines. Their debut release will be available early next year.
In the meantime, enjoy the video for MADRE PADRE‘s “Bump”, courtesy of Dynes Media. - The Blue Indian


Pigeon-holing Madre Padre’s sound to a definitive genre is an exercise in futility, which is a feat in and of itself. One this is clear from the get go, there’s something undeniably dark about Madre Padre’s music. Their long-anticipated album, Hits from the Bathroom Floor, represents a band in motion — one that is in the process of both finding and reinventing itself. The welcomed sinister quality is still ever present in tracks like “The Rat”, “The Monster,” and the opener “Waste of Time.” The whole album is peppered with time changes, chord progressions, vocal harmonies, and a level of production that are not only impressive, but display a depth to their songwriting and sound that serves the song and not their ego. Their growth is certainly showcased in tracks like “Asleep in a Crowded Room” and “To be a Fly,” the latter of which features a closing the horn line and arrangement at the end that is as unexpected as it is the perfect coda. In short, these guys have put in some work and it shows. I sat down with Jonathan Davis of Madre Padre to discuss their new record, Hits from the Bathroom Floor, and what’s next for the band.

When did you start writing the material for this record?

I’ve had a lot of this music laying around for years, some of it almost a decade. I finally started to put those pieces together with this band in mind over the past few years once there was a decided sound and focus. It became easier as the identity developed and I finally feel we’re in a good place; the safe emotional space expected by every millennial today.

Where did you record it?

We recorded it in my cold, dark, lonely basement. the temperature, lighting, and emotional impression of the space yields higher quality bit depths and sample rates.

Why did you decide to record it yourselves?

Ever since the age of 13 the task of capturing my band’s sound has largely been my responsibility. at first it was a matter of necessity and involved a lot of primitive experimentation, and i inevitably got better at it through the years. now the recording process has become a songwriting tool, starting with recording rough ideas and arranging and ending with the finished album, though it does in a way extend constantly into the live performance as well. I’m not opposed to having outside people involved and possibly working in another studio someday, but they usually want lots of money, which can be hard to come by, but easy to go for.

What other projects have y’all been involved with?

I grew up and learned about music with the guys in Eyris which lasted ten amazing years. I’ve played with Monster Party, This Island Earth, and Torriadora. More recently I started working with Brent Thomason in his project Choir of Babble with Cam on drums. He’s also in the cover band Milk Money. Cam and Seth have played together since their early teens in Fun in Washington and Awakener.

Now that Hits from the Bathroom Floor is (finally) complete and out, what are the band’s plans for the future?

We want to play as many shows as possible in and out of state and promote the album heavily. We’ll have new merch soon including custom Madre Padre jewelry carefully crafted by the hands of my very own dear sweet mother. We’ll be shooting a music video for one of the tracks with Bobby of Dynes Media very soon. I’ve got the next album outlined and pretty well developed. So far it rocks, it’s almost too hot to touch.

Go see Madre Padre (and buy their album) w/ Baby Baby and Choir of Babble at the Hummingbird on May 7th. - fieldnotestenographers


Still working on that hot first release.



"In an age where a band’s genre keeps getting harder and harder to define, Madre Padre is unmistakably and unapologetically rock. When the five men of Madre Padre step on a stage, don’t let their quiet demeanor fool you. Their thick tones and raunchy rhythms are anything but restrained and the result will leave you spellbound. If their lyrics trigger something inside you, or you go home and google that one German word, they consider that a job well done. And don’t be alarmed if their music makes you want to sweat, shout, or sin a little. In the end, they always leave you wanting more."

- Marla Horton

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