“Tragedy is still the best ingredient for beautiful music.” – The FADER

“Musically this song [Touch] is a slinky, falsetto-slick cut full of cinematic synths and a strutting, palm muted guitar line. It’s very cool…there’s something playful in this MOTHXR’s wry lip curl.” – Noisey

“This is sex music” – Huffington Post

MOTHXR’s highly anticipated debut album Centerfold is out today via Washington Square Music. The record is available now on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. For US vinyl orders click HERE. MOTHXR will celebrate the record with an album release show at Baby’s All Right in their local Brooklyn neighborhood before heading off to Europe as direct support to The Neighbourhood this March followed by a US run with Polica in April & May (full tour dates below).

Traveling with minimal analog recording gear, MOTHXR spent four weeks recording their album between Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. The band recorded five songs in five days on their way to completing the eleven tracks that would become Centerfold.

“We’re making something artful and we want people to receive it however they want to enjoy it,” vocalist Penn Badgley recently told Huffington Post Live of the album. “It’s like indie rock with an R&B influence and a new wave feel – with a lot of electronic synth.”

MOTHXR is Penn Badgley (vocals, guitar), Jimmy Giannopoulos (bassist/producer), Simon Oscroft (guitar) and Darren Will (keyboards).

MOTHXR Tour Dates:

European Tour w/The Neighbourhood

March 6 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
March 8 – Zurich, Switzerland – Harterei
March 9 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
March 11 – Munich, Germany – Backstage Werk
March 12 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany – Gibson
March 14 – Brussels, Belgium – AB Club
March 15 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
March 16 – Paris, France – La Cigale
March 18 – Southsea, UK – Pyramids Centre
March 19 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute Birmingham
March 20 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
March 21 – London, UK – Roundhouse

Tour w/Polica

April 14 – Madison, WI @ High Noon
April 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
April 16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
April 18 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
April 20 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
April 21 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
April 22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 23 – New York, NY @ Warsaw
April 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
April 26 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
April 28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
April 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
April 30 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
May 1 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
May 4 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live
May 5 – Columbus, OH @ Basement
May 6 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
May 7 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck