Spirit Mother

Heavy Rock | USA
  • Armand Lance Bass / Vocals
  • SJ Violin / Vocals
  • Landon Cisneros Drums
  • Sean McCormick Guitars
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Spirit Mother is a heavy rock band with their sound anthologized through a folk-informed and classical lens. Their dynamic and imposing wall of sound, coupled with a driving backbeat, grips through atmospheric strings and haunting vocals. Initially from Long Beach, CA, the band relocated across the United States residing in Buffalo, Los Angeles, and the high-desert of Eastern Oregon.

Originally formed by vocalist and bassist, Armand Lance, and violinist, SJ, their line-up has since solidified with the addition of their guitarist, Sean McCormick, and Drummer, Landon Cisneros providing a striking sound described by The Obelisk as lush and ranging, a “languid grunge blasted into outer space in the desert night”.

Lead singer and songwriter, Armand Lance, creates the bones of the music in the attic of his rural ranch between cattle working and mustang wrangling - a likeness to his father’s upbringing as an Ecuadorian cowboy. The group convenes at this cabin to write and develop their repertoire before hitting the road for tour nationally and abroad.

Spirit Mother received critical praise for their first album, Cadets “a distinct chance we’ll look back on this as an early gem from a band going places” - Sleeping Shaman.

In 2020 Spirit Mother was tapped for a pandemic project to create a live record/concert film in the style of Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. Fans and critics worldwide revered the band’s performance in Live In The Mojave Desert Volume 3 which was released by Giant Rock Records and Heavy Psych Sounds Records. “Spirit Mother really goes for it with a killer set. One that has energy, unique flavour and seems to fit so perfectly within the desert environment. If you didn’t know who Spirit Mother was before seeing this show, there’s no way anyone is forgetting them anytime soon. Brilliant." -

In 2023, the band released their latest single “Locust//Dead Cells” and embarked on their debut European tour summer of 2023 with festival appearances at Metal Days, PALP, and Sonic Blast followed by a Full US Tour Fall 2023.

Most recently the band signed to Heavy Psych Sounds Records while in studio for their sophomore album “Trails” in between with regional west coast tours throughout the winter and spring of 2024. They eagerly await its release along with another coast-to-coast US tour this fall with stops at Desert Fest NYC and Levitation Fest in Austin, Tx.

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