Morning Teleportation visited our studios to play songs from their debut, Expanding Anyway. One of our favorite new bands and new releases, it is not easy to describe. We thought of kaleidoscopic or maximalist — the songs constantly shifting tempos and styles from fuzzed out noise and psychedelic to funky keyboard riffs and banjo picking. And back again.
This is not too different from the band’s own trajectory this past year. Members moved from Kentucky to Portland, signed to Isaac Brock’s label Glacial Pace, and opened for Modest Mouse and the Flaming Lips. One week, the band played a free show at Rontoms, then flew to New York and played Letterman two days later.
Scroll down to the audio section for the interview, where the band talks about that appearance on Letterman, how they met Isaac Brock in the first place, and late night practices in a family basement in Bowling Green, KY.
Morning Teleportation, Live at OPB 7-12-11
Recording Engineer: Steven Kray, with technical assistance from Randy Layton.
Video Production: Jarratt Taylor. Shooters: Jarratt Taylor, Molly Gard, and Jeremy Petersen.
Photos: Inger Klekacz. See the photo set on Flickr.
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