WXPN Welcomes The Mommyheads & Cliff Hillis

The Mommyheads

Cliff Hillis

Ages 21+
WXPN Welcomes The Mommyheads & Cliff Hillis

The Mommyheads formed in New York City in 1987, disbanded in 1998 for a

decade, and reformed in 2008. In September 2018, they will release their eleventh

full-length album, Soundtrack to the World’s End.

The band is the brainchild of Adam Elk, who was still in high school when the first

two Mommyheads records — 1988’s Magumbo Meatpie and 1989’s Acorn — were

released. Throughout their first decade as a band, The Mommyheads put out

releases via Fang Records, Simple Machines, Dromedary Records, Dot Dot Dash

Records, and, in 1997, a self-titled LP on Geffen Records. During that time, they

also relocated from NYC to San Francisco and underwent a string of lineup

changes. It was after the release of The Mommyheads on Geffen — which was

barely promoted, due to the band being dropped during a label shake-up — that

they broke up. Most of the band’s members went on to launch successful solo

careers and other collaborative projects, and early Mommyheads songs would go on

to be covered by artists like Jenny Toomey and Someone Still Loves You Boris


Following the death of original drummer Jan Kotik in 2007, The Mommyheads

reunited for a tribute show in NYC. They decided to reform shortly after, and

released new album You’re Not A Dream in 2008. 2010 saw the release of a

remastered version of 1994’s Flying Suit and a retrospective album called Finest

Specimens, as well as a track featured in a Time Warner Cable commercial. The

band released Delicate Friction, their first album of all-new material since the

mid-90’s, in 2011, and followed it with Vulnerable Boy in 2012.

Soundtrack to the World’s End is due out on September 7th, and The Mommyheads

will perform live in NYC and across Sweden this fall in support of the new album.

Venue Information:
The Locks Music
4417 Main St
Philadelphia, PA, 19127