more from
Whited Sepulchre Records

Like Author, Like Daughter

by Midwife

supported by
Benjamin Astarb
Benjamin Astarb thumbnail
Benjamin Astarb Found their one track through the Friends With Benefits sampler and fell in love. The rest of the record does NOT disappoint, but NAME remains my favorite. Unlike anything else. Favorite track: Name.
clarkesondermann
clarkesondermann thumbnail
clarkesondermann raw & real & vital & moving & so stunning Favorite track: Way Out.
Lost Tribe Sound
Lost Tribe Sound thumbnail
Lost Tribe Sound Where do I start, Midwife (aka Sister Grotto) pulls at the heart strings like no other. This album is huge for her, imbued with the catchiness of Beach House, the tender patience of Cocteau Twins, and the fiery delivery of Scout Niblett. Yet each downtrodden anthem tears at the soul like only Madeline is capable of. We should all be so lucky to own this on vinyl! Gorgeous! Favorite track: Song for an Unborn Sun.
Keith Salazar
Keith Salazar thumbnail
Keith Salazar This music makes me feel every emotion at once. Nothing else has ever done that for me. Favorite track: Liar.
221604records
221604records thumbnail
221604records A friend shared this record with me and I've ordered it on the basis of the two tracks here. From the first chords of song from an unborn sun I was totally captivated. Cannot wait to hear the full record. Favorite track: Song for an Unborn Sun.
ianjdickson
ianjdickson thumbnail
ianjdickson This is a tough listen. It's so good. Like all of her work as Sister Grotto, sometimes I can't listen to it and sometimes I need to listen to it. Just a beautiful, unsparing album from start to finish. Favorite track: Liar.
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $5 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Black vinyl LP that includes an 11x17 lyric insert. Included with this release is a split cassette with Planning for Burial. DL code included.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Like Author, Like Daughter via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day
    edition of 100 

      $22 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Black vinyl LP that includes an 11x17 lyric insert. DL code included.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Like Author, Like Daughter via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day
    edition of 100 

      $18 USD or more 

     

1.
2.
05:03
3.
07:04
4.
05:20
5.
05:39
6.
04:54
7.
04:27
8.
04:39
9.
09:24

about

Under the name Sister Grotto, Denver based artist Madeline Johnston explores the limits of minimalism in transcendental drone-pop. With "Like Author, Like Daughter", Johnston uses the Midwife moniker to craft triumphant, fist-in-the-air anthems that tackle themes of dislocation and falling in (and out) of love with a person, a home and yourself.

"Like Author, Like Daughter" is a portrait of Johnston’s last year as a resident of Denver’s famed D.I.Y venue Rhinoceropolis which closed in a rash of politically motivated assaults on creative spaces across the United States. The album internalizes loss, addiction, abandonment and wrings them through distorted power chords, powerful leads, sheets of drone to create building, aching monuments to past-selves and lost relationships into a positivist statement of resilience and self-love. It’s a record that is impossible to listen to without a lump in your throat.

Performed, recorded and co-produced by Tucker Theodore (Buffalo Voice, Gunmothers Head), "Like Author, Like Daughter" was recorded in Denver at Rhinoceropolis and INAMBULANCE in Olympia, WA. LA,LD will be released with companion split cassette with Planning for Burial.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Blends waves of distortion with a delicate edge, finessing a kind of strained beauty. Her vocals sound distant and obscured underneath the layers of guitar static and noise. It creates a spectral effect, her presence fading in and out like some kind of memory recorded to tape, creating faint, comforting feelings of nostalgia that fade out as soon as they arrive." - CLRVYNT

"Johnston’s latest album, this time under the name Midwife, is a perfect record for bleak times, depicting the singer with head held high as she stares straight into the void. Like the abandoned mattress on the album cover, everything is in decay for Madeline Johnston, but the human spirit might just be the one exception." - Slow Breathing Circuit

"This is an album best experienced loud, as turning it up makes it all the easier to surrender to the songs' heartache and share in its affirmative, even at times celebratory spirit. Whatever the hardships Johnston's endured, songs such as “Way Out” and “Liar” reveal Like Author, Like Daughter's tone to be triumphant rather than resigned or mired in despair." - Textura

credits

released June 16, 2017

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Midwife Denver, Colorado

Midwife is Madeline Johnston. Known for her minimal ambient work as Sister Grotto, Midwife finds Johnston and collaborator Tucker Theodore creating powerful anthems of dislocation and loss under the weight of reverb buried power chords and swelling choruses. ... more

contact / help

Contact Midwife

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code