After chatting with Mother Mariposa about their recent release “Vaporgaze”, we had our eyes peeled for their newest video “Changing Shape”. Well, friends, we are excited to say that “Changing Shape” is here and is more than we could have hoped for from the Portland-based psychedelic-rock band.
“Changing Shape” is the most recent single from their debut album The Monarch Key. “Changing Shape” invites the listener to move past their thoughts and fears, bucking the system in order to improve it. The video follows the band on their recent tour with The Dandy Warhols, and features candid shots of the band backstage and on the tour bus being themselves with their better halves, crew, and tour mates. The video showcases the band’s love of collaboration featuring The Dandy Warhols’ Peter Holmstrom on the song playing guitar on a very rare and unusual guitar device called The Gizmotron from the 70’s (Once used by Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Paul McCartney). The device, which was originally designed to simulate orchestral sounds, was supposed to revolutionize the instrument, opening up a whole new range of sonic possibilities, but ended up a spectacular failure that until recently was almost completely forgotten, unearthed for Mother Mariposa’s “Changing Shape”. The band also collaborated with Instagram artist and influencer Madrona Redhawk, who appears in the video transforming and shape-changing the mask in a brilliant and innovative manner.
“The song’s message is that we believe in you and we believe that there’s a lot at stake in the universe.”
– Mother Mariposa
Overall, “Changing Shape” showcases an infectious groove containing heavy flirtations with a psychedelic romp that wraps itself in a brave new world spark as Mother Mariposa blazes their own sonic trail in the psychedelic-rock, modernized 80’s soundscape that they are becoming known for. The band has a slew of tour dates lined up including a performance at the Desert Stars Festival (featuring headliner Mercury Rev) and dates with Pete International Airport and the Prids in the spring.
Stay in the loop on Mother Mariposa’s happenings at their Bandcamp site. Trust us, this band is going to blow up and you don’t want to miss it!