8/30/2016

Springtime Carnivore Premieres New Song "Raised By Wolves," New Album "Midnight Room" Out October 7

SPRINGTIME CARNIVORE PREMIERES NEW SONG"RAISED BY WOLVES"
NEW ALBUM MIDNIGHT ROOM OUT OCTOBER 7 ON AUTUMN TONE RECORDS
ON TOUR THIS FALL WITH LA SERA

Photo credit: Lenae Day

Springtime Carnivore -- LA singer/songwriter Greta Morgan -- shared a new song from her forthcoming new album Midnight Room today -- Noisey premiered "Raised By Wolves," calling the track "a sprightly pop number, with the perfect pinch of melancholy."


Midnight Room, Springtime Carnivore's second album, will be released on Autumn Tone Records on October 7 and will also include previously released single "Face In The Moon."

"A summery dream... The effervescent 'Face In The Moon' showcases Springtime Carnivore's Jenny Lewis-meets-Beach House pop folk sound, and is a fitting first single for an album whose energy Morgan says was gleaned from the stars." - The Fader


"'Face in the Moon' is an industrious track, with Morgan's vocals easily soaring above the spirited piano and tireless drumbeat." - Paste
Springtime Carnivore will be touring North America this fall with La Sera:

10/07: Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
10/08: The Hideout - San Diego, CA
10/09: Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
10/10: Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM
10/12: Sidewinder - Austin, TX
10/13: Club Dada - Dallas, TX
10/15: Firebird - St. Louis, MO
10/16: High Watt - Nashville, TN
10/18: Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/19: Pinhook - Chapel Hill, NC
10/20: Song Byrd - Washington, DC
10/22: Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
10/23: Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY
10/25: Brookline Teen Center - Boston, MA
10/26: Mohawk - Buffalo, NY
10/28: Silver Dollar - Toronto, ON
10/29: El Club - Detroit, MI
10/30: Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
11/01: Lost Lake - Denver, CO
11/02: Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
11/03: Holland Project - Reno, NV
11/04: Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA
11/05: Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA



Springtime Carnivore - Midnight Room

You know the curious, almost out-of-body feeling you sometimes get when you wake up in the middle of the night, where everything seems a bit fuzzy and you're not sure if maybe you're still dreaming? It's a state Greta Morgan perpetually revisited during the second half of 2015, when she was writing and recording the new Springtime Carnivore album, Midnight Room. "I was on a really jagged sleep schedule," says the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, describing the months during which she worked on the follow-up to her critically adored 2014 debut. "It was the first time I'd ever lived by myself, and there was this bizarre feeling at night of the house being so quiet and being so totally alone. And Midnight Room came out of that." 

Earlier in the year, Morgan went through one of those break-ups that completely topples your world. Though it was as amicable as those things can be, the twenty-eight year-old musician felt shattered. She began working on songs for Midnight Room during those strange waking interludes last summer, finding an abundance of beautiful melodies in the melancholy ether. "A lot of lyrics on the record are collaged or don't necessarily make sense next to each other," she says. "But I guess my whole headspace was like that for a few months. I felt like I couldn't trust my memory completely -- like i was space cadeting through the weird space between sleeping and dreaming and waking and reality."

The melodies came easily, but the words were initially harder to find. So she tried a new approach for Midnight Room's lyrics, inspired by her own disjointed thinking during those months. When an intriguing phrase or evocative image occurred to her, she wrote it down on a piece of index card. Sitting with the dozens of scraps on the floor in front of her, Morgan would rearrange the fragments until she found a way to make sense of it all. "A lot of the themes are, like, 'How do you lovingly change a relationship?,'" she says. "How do you say good-bye to someone in a certain way and still keep him or her in your life? I feel like I was asking a lot of questions during the making of the record that I still don't really have answers to, but at least some of the songs were exploring that territory."

In the interest of achieving a more cohesive sound for Midnight Room, Morgan reached out to producer Chris Coady, whose work with Future Islands, Beach House and The Orwells she'd admired. "To me, Chris's greatest gift as a producer is creating a sonic palette for an album that really brings their songs to life," she says. "I wanted the whole thing to feel like you're looking through a cobalt blue glass, and to get textures that almost feel like being able to see stars in the sky. I wanted it to have this very velvety midnight blue purity to the sound, and I feel like the synthesizers that we used and a lot of the guitar tones we used evoked that kind of visual texture."
 
Springtime Carnivore - Midnight Room
October 7, 2016 | Autumn Tone Records

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