It took us a while to finish, but we got it out before our predicted release date of 2026…
We are happy to announce the release of our fresh new recording, A New Low!!!!
Produced in collaboration with Pete Weiss of Verdant Studio, recorded at Armory Sound, Dimension Sound Studios and Milk Row Cemetery, with art work by Lisa Deupree; songs by some our favorite artists, including Brian Eno, Latin Playboys and Dock Boggs. Of course some Morphine chestnuts by Mr. Sandman, including a sample you can stream right over here ——->
Our auxiliary drummer Jeff Allison played on two tracks and produced the opening Wind Up Radio. And our dear friend, Malian musician Boubacar Diabaté who sings on an alternate version of the track Renouveau/Daman N’Diaye, which will be released as a single later this year; his voice is sampled for the album version.
We are our own worst critics, and we are really very happy with the way this thing turned out. Really, REALLY happy. We actually like listening to it! So buy the CD on our music page or download it at CDBaby now!
Thank you! (More to come later, including streaming, ITunes, and vinyl!)
Argentinian street artist Cartoonneros made this stencil to celebrate our upcoming shows in Argentina and Uruguay:
And we are back playing Saturdays at Atwood’s Tavern, with Mr. Airplane Man opening!!!
A special concert series is slated for the 10th Anniversary week of Atwood’s Tavern, including a Twinemen reunion!!
In January, our old friends will be helping us celebrate our one year anniversary of Saturdays playing ! They will open for us on 1/9, 16 and 23, starting at 9:45. Only $7!! More music for your money!!!
In January, our old friends Mr. Airplane Man will be helping us celebrate our one year anniversary of Saturdays playing Atwood’s Tavern! They will open for us on 1/9, 16 and 23, starting at 9:45. Only $7!! More music for your money!!!
Mr. Airplane Man are on fire! Check out this clip from the first show in the Atwood’s series.
A glimpse at Jeremy’s instragram feed: Pete Weiss of Verdant Recording Studio and the Weisstronauts has been co-producing our new record at Armory Sound (formerly Hi N Dry “mark II”). Medium and dates of the record still to be determined. We are also very excited to have Boubacar Diabate of Mali adding vocals to one track!
All ages show at 2015 Smoke This Rib Fest in October, courtesy of the East Cambridge Business Association. We love local businesses who support local music!
Dana Colley’s triptych wood cut has adorned more than one Morphine release. Now you can get a Vapors of Morphine screened t-shirt made from a much better scan of the original design than has ever been produced. Get your now from QRST’s of Somerville!
Design by Lisa Deupree
Mark Shuman’s documentary Morphine “Journey of Dreams” has been making the indie film festival circuit. Vapors of Morphine have been participating in post-screening Q&As and gigs in support. Austin, TX and Salem, MA already. The Morphine documentary also screened at the DORF in Croatia.
Screenings and shows are scheduled in Kansas City and Chicago in April The film is playing the Middle of the Map Fest in Kansas City, MO at Alamo Drafthouse on Saturday, April 11 at 7pm; Q&A after with the Director and Bandmembers.
Vapors of Morphine are playing at recordBar that night, on Saturday 4/11 at 10pm.
On April 17, Morphine “Journey of Dreams” will screen at Chicago International Movies and Music Festival in Logan 3 at 7pm, followed by a Q&A.
After the film, VoM will play at the Abbey Pub on Friday, April 17 10pm. The band will fly back the next day in time to make their SATURDAY residency in Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge! And they still find time for a some other shows! Three coming up with the Portlandband SeepeopleS:
Friday, April 24 @ Stone Church in Newmarket, New Hampshire. Doors at 8pm.
Friday, May 8 @ Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA. Doors at 8pm.
Friday, May 22 @ Port City Music Hall in Portland, Maine. Doors at 7pm.
Now check out the trailer to Morphine “Journey of Dreams”…
From a show in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Vapors of Morphine are accepting bookings around the world.
With a new year and a new website, we have a new gig.
We’ve been playing Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge every Wednesday (more or less) since the spring of 2009; now in 2015, we have moved the gig to Saturdays. This is an exciting opportunity, not only because it allows us to reach a new audience (ie: people who work a regular 9-5 job), but we also will be working with an in-house sound engineer, and recording EVERY show. So… who knows? Maybe, if you show up, you’ll be on our next record!
To read more about the band and the residency, we’ve got some nice local press, lately: