We previously brought you Mornin’ Old Sport‘s track “When the Bomb”, a lively and tongue-in-cheek number about the emotional fallout after losing a lover. The Oakland residents and Boston transplants have since released their self-titled debut full-length (out July 10th via Misery Loves Co.) and are now streaming the album in its entirety on SoundCloud.
Mornin’ Old Sport features 12 songs of what the band describes as “30s inspired jazz-country” and “neo pre-war Americana.” In a recent profile by the SF Bay Guardian, it was revealed that the original trio consisting of Kate Smeal (vocals, ukulele), Jeff Price (drums), and Scott Nanos (vocals, guitar, keys) recorded most of the album at Price’s family studio in Aspen during 2011. Upon arriving in the Bay Area this February, they fell in love with Oakland and recently added two new members from the local music scene (bassist Jack Kodros and guitarist Mike Schlenoff) to round out their live act.
Listening to Mornin’ Old Sport, it’s clear the band has progressed by leaps and bounds since originally forming as the “circus indie act” Wiffle Bat at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2006. Check out the newly-minted quintet’s unique sound below, and you can also download three tracks (“When the Bomb”, “Katie”, and “Clementine”) for free.
Mornin’ Old Sport is in the middle of a nationwide tour now. Unfortunately, the closest they come to the Bay Area is L.A., so hopefully they’ll book some local dates when they’re settled back in at home after a couple months on the road. Check out a full list of gigs after the jump.
Mornin’ Old Sport Tour Dates
07/23 – New York, NY – The Living Room
07/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly
07/25 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
07/26 – Harrisburg, PA – Bellevue Park Community Building
07/27 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Free Farm
07/28 – Richmond, VA – The Flying Brick
07/29 – Durham, NC – Motorco Garage
07/31 – Asheville, NC – Jack of the Wood
08/01 – Athens, GA – Go Bar
08/04 – Clarksdale, MS – Channel Zilch
08/05 – Memphis, TN – Court House
08/06 – New Orleans, LA – A Shotgun Near You
08/08 – Shreveport, LA – The Yellow House
08/11 – Oklahoma City, OK – Bad Granny’s
08/14 – Austin, TX – Wardenclyffe Gallery
08/16 – Austin, TX – Flipnotics
08/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Moldspores
08/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge