Good Morning

Photo Credit: Xi Cao

Good Morning is the Melbourne-based recording project of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons. Basketball Breakups Their second album of 2019 was recorded at the end of a tour in Japan. The whole album has a loose feel to it; many of the tracks are early takes and instruments bleed into each other. My initial take was that it sounded like early Parquet Courts; but loaded up on Ambien. It just ambles about pointing shit out.

The track below, Classic Quip, is my favorite on the album and the video does it justice. It’s kind of like they’re letting us in on the joke. A couple of my other favorites are Garden and WAr On Me. The other album they release this year, The Option, is more a polished studio affair and equally worthy of your time. They’re going to be at The Empty Bottle on Saturday. If I can exfiltrate myself from kid’s sporting events, I plan on taking in their set.

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Photo Credit: Xi Cao

Good Morning is the Melbourne-based recording project of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons. Their second album, Basketball Breakups will see the light of day on 10/4 and then they’ll be hitting the States later this year.

Basketball Breakups was recorded over four humid, summer days in a studio in Japan, and was mastered by Liam “Snowy” Halliwell. Blair and Parsons, who are joined by bandmates James McLeod and John Considine, sound truly at ease on these songs, which are mostly comprised of early takes. Named after the blissful “breakup dinner” at the end of a junior sports season, the spirit of that communal joy is alive on this album. While their previous album, The Option, was tightly rehearsed and made with the vision of a true rock record in mind, Basketball Breakups was recorded while it was arranged, on digital and tape.

Follow me on Twitter at @WoodyHearYa or @HearYa

Good Morning is here

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