The Morning Line – North
The Morning Line are creating an interesting identity for themselves. Their previous release, Smoke, was full of great guitar driven pop songs. There’s the tune about living in LA (“Los Angeles”) and the catchy “Staten Island”.
Fast forward to the new one from The Morning Line entitled North. It too, is chock full o’ guitars and great melodies. “Antennas” opens the album with a smooth, catchy chorus and some lyrics that are worthy of a chuckle or two. Stomp along to the pounding beat and ringing guitars of “Given Up” or the classic guitar pop of “Complicated”.
Then, they get all National Geographic on us, first with “Anhedonia”. “Lived in California. I’ve lived in the south. Kept quiet for too long and run off at the mouth…what I’m tryin’ to say is, I’ve been round the block. So when you told me you’re leaving me it didn’t come as such a shock – to start again”.
Then, they take us off to “South Carolina”. “I hear you think the answer is South Carolina. I wonder what the question could ever have been….and Charleston is pretty, but its just a city. There’s nobody there you know in South Carolina”.
I guess putting together a touring itinerary comes second nature to these guys. Speaking of which there are no upcoming dates that I’m aware of but we’ll let you know as we learn of them.
The Morning Line’s North will be released on the Kool Kat label on May 7. Get it HERE.