Destruction Songs, the third studio album by The Morning Sea, was recorded in producer/engineer Andy Baldwin’s (Bjork, St. Lucia, HAERTS, Morcheeba) cabin studio in upstate New York. Recorded mostly live over the course of a long weekend – with some additional recording done at Baldwin’s Brooklyn studio, Rola Pola – these songs well capture the band in their most vibrant and creative state, feeding off of each other’s impulses and recreating the energetic vibe of their live shows. Musically the album is upbeat and electrifying, save for the final track which serves as a sort of cool-down reflection on what’s come before. Meanwhile, singer/songwriter Adam Cohen’s lyrics cover themes of hope, despair, love, loss, regret, and redemption.
THE MORNING SEA describes its sound as Gotham Americana – a combination of folk, rock and blues with stylized New York City grit. The band formed in 2013 by staple underground musicians from the iconic Lower East Side and the effervescent cultural melting pot of Brooklyn. Their vivacious live shows capture the hearts of fans from all walks of life and musical leanings. Infectious melodies and danceable beats creep into your brain as you wake up in the morning from a night of revelry; frontman Adam Cohen’s poignant and piercingly relatable lyrics follow you out your front door as you embark on your morning commute – an authentic soundtrack to the city that never sleeps.
The band has performed at CBGB Music Festival, CMJ Marathon, and celebrated new York venues including Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, Knitting Factory, and Bowery Electric. They’ve been filmed for Analog Muse’s live music series Lamps and Amps and Sofar Sounds New York.
The album will be self-released by the band on November 2.