Morosity is an acousticlly based, alternative rock band with a slight overbite.
The five members (Jesse, Dave, Jason, Nick & Shawn) have varied musical backgrounds, which they all bring to the band. Their goal is to sidestep the pointless revivalism of music today and focus on how they can evolve and confront the issues that bind them. The beauty is that this creates music that’s distinct and refreshing as well as rollicking and bold. The group’s acoustic-based sound at times brings to mind Days of the New and Alice in Chains, while embracing and exploring progressive rock inspirations such as Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd.
Since 2001, Jesse Albrecht and David Rowan began to tailor a style all their own. Still, they knew the vision of Morosity needed to progress. In 2006, they collaborated with bass player (Shawn Bachinski) while recently adding violin/guitarist (Jason Wolfe) and drummer (Nick Johnson) to the fold. Now, to begin from what's been opened, the expansion to their current identity has been forged.
Rarely do you hear a sound as diverse and challenging as Morosity. The depth of their expression is matched by that of their musical prowess--- a sound that’s fully absorbed in the influences of music, art, politics and religion.
- Morosity released their debut album titled "Misanthope" in July of 2011
Jason Wolfe - Guitar, Violin
Jesse Albrecht - Vocals, Guitar
Nick Johnson - Drums
David Rowan - Guitar
Shawn Bachinski - Bass
Morosity – Misanthrope
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Jesse Albrecht’s vocals paint the bleak picture throughout Misanthrope, as if to describe the Minnes...Jesse Albrecht’s vocals paint the bleak picture throughout Misanthrope, as if to describe the Minnesotan winters: cold, dark, and yet, uncompromisingly intense.
What I like about Morosity’s sound is that they prove throughout Misanthrope that you don’t have to slam distorted guitars to be emotive and intense in rock, although there is quite the yell in the song “Evidence of Insomnia”. In the “loudness war” of overproduced music, it’s great to hear how much more intense music can be when it’s stripped to its core.
Another breath of fresh air is that Morosity doesn’t have to conform to the tried and true rock radio formula that can bore listeners after a while. Morosity’s sound constantly keeps listeners on their toes.
Album Review: Morosity - Misanthrope
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The debut album from local alt-rock-prog band MOROSITY is pretty much as close as it gets to being t...The debut album from local alt-rock-prog band MOROSITY is pretty much as close as it gets to being the perfect introduction to a brand new band you know you’re going to like.
This album grows on you slowly, creeping in further and further as the album progresses; until you can’t help but entrench yourself deep and listen to it over and over again; and then wonder where the time went, as hours pass by.
MOROSITY Album Review- Misanthrope
This American quintet makes alternative rock with mainly acoustic instruments.
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This American quintet makes alternative rock with mainly acoustic instruments. The acoustic guitars... This American quintet makes alternative rock with mainly acoustic instruments. The acoustic guitars are complemented with electric guitar, bass, violin and percussion. The vocals of Jesse Albrecht is midway between that of Ian Astbury and Brendan Perry. I think fans of the singers and the band Black Tape For A Blue Girl also can appreciate this music.
Morosity – Misanthrope [Album Review]
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Morosity describe themselves as “an alternative rock band with a slight overbite,” and list bands li...Morosity describe themselves as “an alternative rock band with a slight overbite,” and list bands like Alice in Chains and Pink Floyd as their influences. I guess you can say they are “Progressive Grunge.” There’s lots of big, bold instrumentation, a good mix of acoustic and electric, and an over-all epic vibe that make up the sounds on Misanthrope, the band’s debut album.
Acoustic with a metal twist, I like it!
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