Clair Morgan Album Release with Manatree, Spooky Cool, and Way, Shape, or Form

Clair Morgan Album Release with Manatree, Spooky Cool, and Way, Shape, or Form

Manatree, Spooky Cool, Way, Shape, or Form

Fri, May 6, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$8 ADV, $10 DOS

Tickets at the Door

Clair Morgan
Clair Morgan
In 2012, Morgan released his debut full-length entitled No Notes. A release that featured Morgan performing a majority of songs written over the span of several years. After several lineup shifts, he has settled into a groove with this current incarnation. In 2016, Richmond label Egghunt Records will be putting out the group’s second LP entitled New Lions and The Not Good Night. This new album was recorded in Arlington, Virginia at the legendary Inner Ear Studios and was mixed and mastered by Engineer TJ Lipple.

"It should be understood that I'm impressed with Clair Morgan as well these days. The recent release of "Rogue Island," the first single from his/their forthcoming second LP, New Lions And The Not Good Night (out May 6 on Egghunt!). I love everything about this new song, from the tangly yet beautiful guitar leads to the part two-thirds of the way through where Morgan's vocals are replaced by some beautiful femme crooning. I can't wait to hear more from the new LP" - Drew Necci - RVA MAG
Manatree
Manatree
Manatree formed around 2009 when four longtime friends were entering high school. Drawing from early pop and rock influences like the Strokes and Wolf Parade, mathy bands like Maps and Atlases, and the exploratory qualities of Wilco and Broken Social Scene, Manatree wrote high energy, math-influenced pop songs with a simple lineup of two guitars, bass and drums. These efforts culminated in the band’s self-titled debut album, released on Egghunt Records.

After Manatree’s self-titled release, the band became gradually more interested in electronic music, everything from pop-oriented artists like Sylvan Esso and Frank Ocean, to the more experimental Actress and Oneohtrix Point Never. While keeping true to their guitars-bass-drums lineup and energetic live performances, the band is now beginning to incorporate elements of this music into their vocals, compositions and instrumentation. Manatree hopes to blend these influences for a unique and personal release later this year, which they are currently recording. The band also plans to tour consistently both before and after this release.
Spooky Cool
Way, Shape, or Form
"One of the strongest attributes that any musician can possess, more important than any flashy technical chops, is the ability to play a part that fits a song. The ability to strategically maneuver while remaining respectful of one’s musical surroundings is tremendously important. It can be as simple as displaying modesty in a guitar part, or allowing a bass line to take the spotlight. Where this skill is concerned, Troy Gatrell is arguably one of the most talented musicians in the Richmond scene. And it's that much more impressive to see him exhibit this mindset within the context of his band, Way Shape Or Form." - RVA MAG
Venue Information:
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thebroadberry.com