Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers share debut album, Bought to Rot: Stream

Drummer Atom Willard and bassist Marc Jacob Hudson join the Against Me! frontwoman's side-project

Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Monsters Katie Hovland Bought to Rot
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Monsters, photo by Katie Hovland

Laura Jane Grace is back with a new band and a new album. Joining her in Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers is her fellow Against Me! bandmate, drummer Atom Willard, as well as bassist Marc Jacob Hudson. Today, the trio has shared an early listen at their debut record, Bought to Rot, via NPR.

The Devouring Mothers are a looser unit than Against Me!, as evident in the folk-punk single “Apocalypse Now (& Later)” and the indie rock flight of “The Airplane Song”. Even if the music doesn’t have her other band’s thrash, Grace is still very much the sound of The Devouring Mothers, he distinctive delivery and wordy lyricism as poignant as ever.

“My approach musically to the record was that I wanted it to feel like a mixtape,” Grace said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Like OK, you’ve got this Nirvana-like song, you’ve got a Cure song. It was musically freeing, in that way, to just be playing whatever was coming to me as I was writing and not having to think about it.”

Listen to the entire album at NPR ahead of its November 9th release date. You can also catch the band on their upcoming Midwest tourUpdate: The band has announced new tour dates as the album has officially been released. Update #2: The band has shared a hilarious new music video for “I Hate Chicago”. Directed by Hannah Welever, it’s jam-packed with Wayne’s World references. Watch it below the stream.

Bought to Rot Artwork:

Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers Bought to Rot Album Cover Artwork

Bought to Rot Tracklist:
01. China Beach
02. Born In Black
03. The Airplane Song
04. Apocalypse Now (& Later)
05. Reality Bites
06. Amsterdam Hotel Room
07. The Friendship Song
08. I Hate Chicago
09. Screamy Dreamy
10. Manic Depression
11. The Acid Test Song
12. The Hotel Song
13. Valeria Golina
14. The Apology Song