Andrew Larson and The Moral Fibers
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Andrew Larson and The Moral Fibers

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | INDIE

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
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"Sound the Promethean Chord by Andrew Larson"

Sound the Promethean Chord by Andrew Larson
The newest album by local musician Andrew Larson starts with footfall and the creak of a door — opening, fittingly, into a sudden crash of sound. “Four ingredients sauteed at just the right temperature and in just the right exacting proportions creates what Bodhisattva forecast as the eminence of the joy of mankind: MUSIC,” Larson says on his Myspace page, and there is a suggestion of some sort of genesis. That said, if the album title and hints of evolutionary grandiosity smack of pretension, give the CD a chance. “Drunk on Sunshine,” the lead track, is a complicated tapestry of Beach Boys lyrics, Indian raggas, biorythmic beats and electronic burbles. But for all the experimentation evident on this 10 song collection, Larson is a careful composer and a deliberate writer: “You’re in my bones, forever into you. Cherry pick my love, I’ve grown ‘em just for you.” Tracks range form electro-grunge (“Hurt Me Bad,” “Sorry”) to prettily whistful (“Ghosts that Guide Me”) to spooky/funky (“Old Jack is Close,” an album highlight with a burning organ and Larson’s excellent falsetto) to upbeat and dancable (“Gain the World,” complete with Beatles-esque hand claps). Though it’s easy to point to each of Larson’s influences (and likely there are dozens hidden between the lines and layered instruments — all played by Larson), Prothethean Chord is far from derivative. Rather, this is the fresh and exciting work of a studied musician who has both knowledge and chops. - Mountain Xpress


Discography

"Saturdays and Sundays" released 2008
"Sound the Promethean Chord" released 2009

Tracks "Walk to the Store", "Hurt Me Bad", and "Tale of Lost and Found" from the album "Sound the Promethean Chord" are currently recieving airplay on WNCW 89.7, 105.9 The Mountain, and 98.1 The River.

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Andrew Larson is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and recording engineer based outside of Asheville NC, nestled in the hermetical forests of the Smokey Mountains. After recording two well recieved solo albums, "Saturdays and Sundays"(2008) and "Sound the Promethean Chord"(2009), released on the indie label Hairmondo, Larson was urged by a fellow musician, Steven Finch, to form a live group to perform the songs on these records. Steven, a drummer, offered his services to hold down the traps. From that inital phone call, the band quickly blossomed to include seasoned musicians Brad Rogers on lead guitar, and Josh Watson on bass. Thus, the Moral Fibers were formed.
Known for their unique stage arrangments, song execution, and stage costumes, Andrew Larson and The Moral Fibers harness the theatrical aspect of live music shows that has stead-fastly declined in years past. Songs range from buzzing indie-psych-rock with sing along chorus's, to reflective piano-based ballads.
Based in Asheville, NC, the band is poised to tour the southeast, promoting the newest release, Sound the Promethean Chord, distributed nationally through cdbaby.com, Itunes, Amazon, and Hairmondo Records.