10/07/2016

Springtime Carnivore "Midnight Room" Out Today + Tour Kicks Off Tonight

SPRINGTIME CARNIVORE

NEW ALBUM MIDNIGHT ROOM OUT TODAY 

TOUR WITH LA SERA KICKS OFF TONIGHT
Photo credit: Julia Brokaw

"A dignified and mystically verbose articulation of failed love." - Stereogum

"[Morgan's] voice is as sumptuous and lovely as always.. Broken hearts should find some salve in these songs." - AV Club

"A summery dream... Jenny Lewis-meets-Beach House pop folk sound." - The Fader

"Sprightly pop... with the perfect pinch of melancholy." - Noisey

"There is definitely a magic to Springtime Carnivore's dream of the night on Midnight Roomand it casts an enthralling spell sure to inspire, enchant, and delight." - Impose



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's tour with La Sera kicks off tonight in Pomona, California and will continue through 20+ dates across North America.

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
10/21: Goldilocks Gallery - Philadelphia, PA
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

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