Drift With The Lost Souls In Mothers’ “No Crying In Baseball” Video

“A reflection on our relationship with media, technology and feeling.”

January 26, 2016

The clip for "No Crying In Baseball" is dark, grainy, and slightly out of focus. The same sort of disorientation pervades the song itself. Are you not learning? lead singer Kristine Leschper asks. Then she gets more authoritative: You have not been listening!


In an email, the band described the story behind the visual. "Inspired by a series of conversations Patrick Morales [Mothers' bassist] had with the Church of Universal Renewal, the video for 'No Crying In Baseball' is a reflection on our relationship with media, technology and feeling. The video follows a girl in a not too distant future surrounded by language and text instructing her on how to feel. She's wandering, adrift in a sea of lost souls that in an honest attempt to tweeze meaningful connection have surrendered themselves to an external locus of feeling. The video is frenzied and meant to portray the often times fracturing role of media and technology in our lives reminiscent of what Marshal Macluhan had meant when he said 'We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.'"

Mothers' When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired arrives on February 26. Check out the band's tour dates below.

01.26.16 Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
01.27.16 New Haven, CT @ BAR
01.28.16 Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
01.29.16 Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
02.01.16 New York City, NY @ Berlin
02.02.16 Providence, RI @ Fete Lounge
02.03.16 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (Communion Presents)
02.04.16 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy (Communion Presents)
02.05.16 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java (Communion Presents)
02.06.16 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
02.07.16 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
02.10.16 Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox (Communion Presents)
02.11.16 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar (Communion Presents)
02.12.16 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
02.13.16 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
02.14.16 Columbia, MO @ Café Berlin
02.15.16 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
02.16.16 Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers
02.18.16 Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter Downs Festival
02.24.16 London, UK @ Servant Jazz Quarters
02.26.16 London, UK @ Lexington
03.03.16 Sarasota, FL @ Ringling Museum
03.04.16 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
03.05.16 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03.09.16 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
03.10.16 Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
03.13.16 Denton, TX @ 35 Denton
03.15.16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.16.16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.17.16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.18.16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.19.16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.21.16 Colorado Springs, CO @ Flux Capacitor
03.22.16 Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery
03.23.16 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
03.24.16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
03.25.16 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
03.27.16 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
03.28.16 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project %
03.29.16 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios %
03.31.16 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
04.01.16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
04.02.16 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
04.03.16 Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
04.05.16 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
04.07.16 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr.
04.08.16 San Antonio, TX @ Papertiger
04.09.16 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
04.12.16 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
04.13.16 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
04.15.16 Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
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Drift With The Lost Souls In Mothers’ “No Crying In Baseball” Video