“Of all the musicians evoked by Drunken Prayer mastermind Morgan Christopher Geer, the one who most mirrors the Portlander is perhaps Eels’ Mark Oliver. Not in style, per se, but in Geer’s deft hand in encompassing such a wide range of musical influences and executing them, one after another, in a genre-hopping, stream-of-consciousness flood. And on record, he does most of it himself. On last year’s Into The Missionfield, as with the rest of his body of work, Geer drifts between alt-country, psychedelia, jangle pop and Americana, with the compositions glued together by his uniquely blunt cadence.”
Willamette Week June 12, 2013 issue Volume 39/32
Our cup runneth over.
Posted on: June 18th, 2013 by drunkenmaster No Comments
July and August finds your Drunken Prayer in high output mode. After a Daytrotter session and a tour through the Rust Belt that includes stops in Louisville, Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland (see our calendar for updates), we’ll continue to finish up two new full-length albums to be released by Fluff and Gravy Records. In October a lo-fi collection of songs recorded by yours truly on a primitive analog 4 track machine and desktop software will rear its odd little head. Meanwhile I’m also putting finishing touches on some gut-bucket originals, recorded in Asheville, NC and Portland, OR, featuring the band from our Christmas 7”,The Krektones. That record features original artwork by the great Jon Langford and some frightening guitar by The Sadies’ Dallas Good. It’s scheduled for a Spring 2014 release. Stay close to DrunkenPrayer.com as the drop dates near for more details.
Stick around Congregation, things are getting interesting…
Posted on: June 12th, 2013 by drunkenmaster No Comments
Into the Missionfield is now available in The EU! Sonic Rendezvous and Karonte, serving The Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Luxemborg, will be filling local record stores with Drunken Prayer goodness – but only if you ask for it (same goes for you ‘Murica).
Your record store won’t order if there is no demand so take to the streets Congregation and DEMAND DRUNKEN PRAYER!
There is a profound sadness that comes with the gift of empathy. George Jones walked in the shoes of every character he sang about and it nearly ruined him. He drank from the Cup of Loneliness. He was blessed with a golden voice but it was raw pathos that separated him from the chaff.
“Oh, she left me without mercy”. Listen to The Grand Tour. When he says “mercy” I want to turn away so as not to intrude on such a devastating moment.
Once again George, you’ve brought me to tears. Thank you for walking through this world with me.
Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by drunkenmaster No Comments
“The Missionfield” was picked as a finalist for the 6th Anniversary Celebration of Music Video Asheville. The award show will be at Cinebarre Biltmore Square on April 24th. Stay tuned!
Here are all the videos that will be shown at Music Video Asheville 2013:
Aaron Winterhalter “Cotton Candy”
Ashley Chambliss “My Universe”
Free Radio “Something in the Water”
Pam Jones “Good Notion”
Steep Canyon Rangers “Long Shot”
The Archrivals “Alice”
Futur Primitif “Digital Space”
Red Honey “Bang Bang”
E. Normus Trio “Love”
Drunken Prayer “Missionfield”
Tin Pan Algorithm “Intents and Purposes”
Yo Momma’s Big Fat Booty band “Lovin’”
Letters to Abigail “Angel in Ordinary Shoes”
Snake Oil Medicine Show “Bluegrasstafari”
Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work “Money”
Agent 23 Skidoo “Gotta Be You”
Hunter Bennett “All Smiles”
Comet West “Bear Trap”
Alpha Lee “Agent 21/New World Order”
The Broadcast “Documentary Episodes 1 and 2″
Vertigo Jazz Project “Dot Dot Dash”
Town Mountain “Up the Ladder”
Crazy Horse and Colston “Goodness Gracious”
Paper Tiger “Daylight”
Jaime Lauren Webb “Buffalo”
Jeff Santiago Y Los Gatos Negros “NYC”
Underhill Rose “I Wanna Love You”
Kristin Luna Ray “Sitaram”
Sirius b. “Belamorkanal a.k.a. Train Song”
Total War “All You Have Tonight”
Brian Adam Smith “Doc Watson Sitting Beside Himself”
Glory on the Floor (feat. Sofia Miller) “Cold Fashioned”
Free Radio “World Turn”
Tickets are on sale now.
Posted on: April 10th, 2013 by drunkenmaster No Comments
Here’s something that exists.
My friend and one time collaborator, Will Chatham, recently unearthed some weird 4-track recordings we did a while ago. More than simply glassy-eyed liberal arts school roommates, Will and I were fearless psychonauts, unafraid and unaware; creators of stuff and things. Duck and cover, more is sure to come.
Here my adventures in video editing charge headlong into the psychedelic void…
Posted on: January 10th, 2013 by drunkenmaster No Comments
Thank you listeners of WNCW . I’m humbled to have Drunken Prayer’s Into the Missionfield voted into your Best Albums of 2012 list among some of my own favorite records (I’m looking at you, Father John Misty). Though it may be sheer vanity, the recognition means a lot.
It’s ironic. I had two very tight and dedicated travelling bands in WNC in the past, The Merle and The Unholy Trio. We had strong grass-roots support but struggled to get noticed in the media. Time will tell, but for now the opposite seems to be true.
You can purchase your very own copy on CD or vinyl HERE from Fluff and Gravy Records.
Posted on: December 30th, 2012 by drunkenmaster No Comments