Press Quotes

“Morphine perfected a sexy, swinging brand of post-rock in the ‘90s, then singer-bassist Mark Sandman died in 1999. Now surviving members Dana Colley and Jerome Deupree carry on [as “Vapors of Morphine”] with New Orleans musician Jeremy Lyons… they dig into the Morphine catalog and add originals flavored by Lyons’ fondness for Mississippi blues.” – Greg Kot, The Chicago Tribune

“Vapors Of MORPHINE… honors the legacy of Morphine, without being limited by it.”
– bsasenfoco.com (Argentina)

“The trio expands the low-rock sound adding psychedelic jams, twisted renditions of African and Delta blues tunes and noise rock. But they keep the weird, wonderful legacy of Morphine alive.”
– Jed Gottlieb, The Boston Herald

“Saxophonist Dana Colley… and drummer and fellow Morphine alumnus Jerome Deupree have been collaborating for the last five years in an evolving group that now calls itself Vapors of Morphine. Joined by local slide guitar ace Jeremy Lyons, the group has developed a steady following. The focus has been on, but certainly hasn’t been limited to, the Morphine catalog and related material… Lyons’ history with New Orleans roots music and other styles add many other shades beyond the Morphine sound. The band members’ sprawling tastes make the group that much more eclectic; it’s not unusual to hear a Morphine song followed by, for example, a Malian folk-blues classic by Ali Farka Toure.”
– Chad Berndtson, The Patriot Ledger

“Jeremy Lyons showed why he is the one to take the place of Sandman, displaying his prowess with all stringed instruments that passed through his hands.”
– Patricio Avendaño R., Nacion Rock (Chile)

“Morphine was undeniably one of the coolest bands in the world… and no one since has come close to capturing the magic in a bottle the trio conjured; that is, until surviving members Dana Colley (a true rock ‘n roll horn bad-ass, if there ever were one) and Jerome Deupree (with the chops of Mitch Mitchell) got together with guitarist Jeremy Lyons… They have a lot of their own stuff to say, but you know they can still tear up the old material that so many of us will never, ever forget… Don’t kick yourself the next day for missing this one.”
– Cincinnati City Beat

“Morphine perfected a sexy, swinging brand of post-rock in the ‘90s, then singer-bassist Mark Sandman died in 1999. Now surviving members Dana Colley and Jerome Deupree carry on [as “Vapors of Morphine”] with New Orleans musician Jeremy Lyons… they dig into the Morphine catalog and add originals flavored by Lyons’ fondness for Mississippi blues.”
– Greg Kot, The Chicago Tribune

“A superb, high quality show, a band with an unusual style, wildly original… Their legacy is intact.”
– Cristian Valderrama, RocknVivo (Chile)

“Once Lyons approaches the microphone and utters the opening lines, we feel the spirit of Sandman reborn in his voice. The similarity in the register is obvious and admirable …a trance that brought us to the spirit of the great Mark Sandman, who is reincarnated in every note and lyric magically slipping between vapors of morphine.”
– Freddy Veliz O., iRock (Chile)

“There is a droll quality to this band in some of the songs and certainly in the engaging stage patter. They really nail a mood and pull the audience in. ”
– DC Rock Live

“… New takes on old songs, and the result is pure magic. The songs sound amazing and I’m grinning from ear to ear with pure joy.”
 Kier Byrnes, The Noise

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