Saint Alvia "Mother's Day"
Published May 03, 2012Burlington punk outfit Saint Alvia's last record was 2008's Between the Lines, but the band are back just in time to celebrate the most important women in their lives via the seasonally-themed new single, "Mother's Day."
Down below you can check out the vid for the slow-boiling, matriarchal rock anthem, which finds the band and friends delivering the song's lyrics "Subterranean Homesick Blues"-style via some cardboard signs before hugging and kissing their moms. It's pretty sweet.
The song, which will appear on Saint Alvia's Static Psalms album later this year, was penned by frontman Ben Rispin after his own mother came into a health scare.
"A few years ago my Mom was diagnosed with Cancer. Having lost family to cancer in the past, I was feeling less than optimistic. These lyrics seemed to fall out of me like I was reading out of a card or channelling some sort long buried feeling of guilt," he said in a statement. "We received a call and found out that it was in fact a misdiagnosis. I realize that most cancer stories don't end like this although everyone prays they will - that's why we decided to donate proceeds of the song in hopes that other people will have the ending to their stories they deserve."
Static Psalms release is still a ways off, but you can grab "Mother's Day" now on iTunes. Proceeds will go to the Keep-A-Breast Foundation.
Don't forget, Mother's Day is May 13.