Mothers Dearest (Te Whanganui-a-Tara) makes music that I want to listen to. Horrid, bludgeoning and jarring. Like their brethren band Church of Goya, Mothers Dearest are unafraid of pushing into uncomfortable audial territory. The music is reminiscent of Skeptics, Swans, and S.P.U.D., and this EP gives me a lot of hope for the state of music in our nation's capital. It's nice to know that it's not just the punks that are pushing their music in extremes.