This ep was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Eddie Rivas at Total Annihilation Studios in Los Angeles and mastered by Shane Smith. All songs written and produced by The Mormons. Cover Art by Patrick Jones. Layout work by Mike Morales and Sarah Shaw.
Thanks from the band go out to all of our fans, friends and supporters who continue to enjoy our music and believe in us. we love yous!
[As of this writing, FORGE AHEAD is only available digitally for download. Physical copies of the ep will be exclusively available and included with the purchase of our soon-to-be-released 7" vinyl record entitled "WE''RE NOT DEAD", which will feature 2 tracks from the EP ("Eaters of Shit" & "Friend Detector"). Sure to be a collector''s item- look for it coming out soon!]
We don the image of mormon missionaries symbolizing the dedication, the sacrifice, and the obsession common in most artists. the musician is as fanatical as any religious zealot bent on achieving his or her own individual purpose. while some have chosen to dedicate their lives to christianity, islam, judiism, etc., THIS is the path WE have chosen and it is indeed a "religious" experience in itself. our generic uniforms- helmets, white shirts, ties and backpacks- act as a fashion-neutralizer and a ''fuck-you'' to the fashion show that conceals the mediocrity that is most mainstream music today. Our instruments are our bicycles and our mission is simple- to rock out correctly. and if you leave with a feeling of exitement, enjoyment, and feeling alive, then our purpose is validated. We are the band known as- The Mormons
REVIEWS AND DESCRIPTIONS:
"Seriously, The Mormons is a shredding, weirdo band made up of guys dressed in white dress shirts, black ties, bicycle helmets, and backpacks, like all those 16 year-old "elders" that come to your door on Saturday morning. The big difference is that this group only wants to convert you to the religion of aggressively hard geekdom in the punk rock musical sense, while the other group of Mormons want to convince you that you can one day be God and control your own universe. That would be cool, but The Mormons band is a lot more accessible and fun. It reminds me a lot of The Aquabats in the sense of character-theme, and the seriously-silly approach to rock music. I wrote "Retarded Devo on crack" in my notes and somebody pointed to it and violently nodded "Yes!" over and over while the band destroyed my eardrums. The Mormons really have a knack for building a giant wall of guitar buzz while their vocalist contorts, wails and spazzes out like a possessed autistic person with cerebral palsy; and that''s a compliment. Damn! He broke his helmet by jumping on it with his crotch. That had to HURT."
-Marcus Solomon, https://www.tradebit.com / Big Wheel Magazine
(review of live show)
"The music of the Mormons stays true to the gospels of punk and post-punk with straight-ahead beats, pounding rhythms and forceful, in-your-face vocals that work with the band''s incongruous image in a way that, sure enough, starts making sense somewhere in the middle of their first song."