Enjoy your bottomless Mimosas responsibly.
“Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)”
“the video is the result of being snowed in and day drinking in Asheville, North Carolina. It started out as a poorly executed Bigfoot hoax and devolved into just going to a bar for the rest of the afternoon”
Here’s an acoustic version of “Love Looks Like A Master” from the next Drunken Prayer album due early 2015.
This weekend we played three of our best shows since returning to The South from our beloved Portland, Ore.
Chapel Hill spoke/screamed in tongues at The Cave as we played “Just A Closer Walk With Thee“.
Cheering strangers in Wilmington at The Satellite Bar and Lounge grinned ear to ear, like mules eating garlic, while we played new unheard songs.
We were welcomed back to Carrboro with bagpipes and go-go dancers. As a result, our “soundcheck” at The Station lasted 45 minutes.
It’s times like these that I’m reminded to be thankful I get to do what I do.
This weekend finds Drunken Prayer starting 2014 as we did ’13: giving praise to the disputed King of Rock and Roll at Elvisfest! in Chapel Hill, NC. TRUE FACT: my very first public gig was a 4th grade talent show – I sang “Hound Dog” in a white bespangled jumpsuit my mom made for me. What’s that? Of course I won! I was so good that later that day I was mugged in the street by a large Italian boy who insisted I “SING ELVIS” under threat of punching. This was my introduction to show business.
Here’s a look back at 2013:
“Heigh-Ho (Nobody Home)” is a 16th century English madrigal that’s rumored to scare away the demons of hard times. As a parting gift to 2013, here’s our version of the tune off our newest record House of Morgan. The original tracks were recorded live at KXCI in Tucson, AZ, with mandolin and backing vocals by W.C. Beck.
Heigh-Ho (Nobody Home)
Last week The Media came to me to talk about it:
There’s still time to purchase our LIMITED EDTION (550) 7″ single pressed on red vinyl with individually hand-made sleeves. No two are alike!
Now 25% off at the Fluff and Gravy store (mp3s too).
Why? Because we like you.
I’m honestly surprised to announce the arrival of the 3rd full-length Drunken Prayer album, HOUSE OF MORGAN. Most of these songs were self-recorded on a Tascam 4-track cassette machine, the rest on free recording software. Anyone can do it!
Thanks to Will Chatham and Juniana Lanning for making it sound so brilliant. Listen to three of the songs here.
Fluff and Gravy Records, take it away…
“Drunken Prayer’s second full-length release on Portland-based Fluff and Gravy Records finds Geer taking things into his own hands.
While 2012’s critically acclaimed Into The Missionfield was a densely layered studio undertaking, featuring strings, horns, and several marquee players, House of Morgan was self-recorded, largely in his bedroom with nearly all of the instruments being played by Geer. Though this record is, by design, a sharp contrast to previous efforts, this is undoubtedly a Drunken Prayer record. Geer’s trademark vocals, guitar playing and lyrics are the threads that link these divergent records together.”
-Fluff and Gravy Records
For this record we’ve planned just a limited number of shows.
November 21, 2013
The Double Crown, West Asheville, NC
Eric Strickland and the B Sides
December 6, 2013
The Conor Byrne, Seattle, WA
Lone Madrone, Casey Ruff and the Mayors of Ballard
December 7, 2013
Dante’s, Portland, OR
Denim Wedding, Root Jack
December 13, 2013
Static Age Records, Asheville, NC
Fluff and Gravy Records, has begun online presales of the new Drunken Prayer record, House of Morgan. The album is a virtual introduction to the voices in my head. The album was self-recorded with a cassette 4-track and desktop software.
Here’s what all the publicists are saying…
Drunken Prayer’s second full-length release on Portland-based Fluff and Gravy Records finds Geer taking things into his own hands.
While 2012’s critically acclaimed Into The Missionfield was a densely layered studio undertaking, featuring strings, horns, and several marquee players, House of Morgan was self-recorded, largely in his bedroom with nearly all of the instruments being played by Geer. Though the record is, by design, a sharp contrast to previous efforts, this is undoubtedly a Drunken Prayer record. Geer’s trademark vocals, guitar playing and lyrics are the threads that link these divergent records together.
Brace yourself for the HOUSE OF MORGAN VIDEO TEASE:
“Love it! I love a big hairy ape!”
- Janet Bean
Freakwater, 11th Dream Day, Horse’s Ha
This music nerd is excited. Subscribers to Daytrotter know these Midwesterners have recorded a staggering amount of some of the best artists working, and on our last summer tour we got to record our own session. It’s Drunken Prayer in the daylight, a stripped down electric three piece at the end of a long drive. Hope you enjoy.
Last night I finished a version of “The Selfishness in Man” for an upcoming George Jones tribute album to be released on Deer Lodge Records out of Portland, OR.
It’s the last of a ton of new material I’ve been working on and will be releasing over the next 6 months. Besides the GJ single, there’ll be an album of creepy gems recorded alone in a dark room, deep in the hills of North Carolina; look for this in November from Fluff and Gravy Records. Finally, early 2014 there’ll be a collection of brand new songs I recorded featuring friends from The Sadies, The Reigning Sound and Freakwater with album artwork by Jon Langford of The Mekons, also from Fluff and Gravy.
During this flurry of recorded activity there will be a noticeable drop in live shows.
I have a boy-child coming…gypsy woman says he’s gonna be a son-of-a-gun.
We begin our summer tour this July through August. This will be an intimate affair, I’ll be playing acoustic guitar, accompanied by David Wayne Gay (Reigning Sound, Freakwater) on the electric bass. We may add some shows along the way so keep an eye on the calendar. See you soon!
7/5 Heavy Rebel 4th of July Weekender…Winston-Salem, NC
7/6 The Satellite…Wilmington, NC
7/7 The Station…Carrboro, NC
7/11 Decca…Louisville, KY
7/18 The Hideout…Chicago, IL
7/19 PJ’s Lager House…Detroit, MI
7/20 Prosperity Social Club…Cleveland, OH
7/21 Tree Bar…Columbus, OH
7/30 Decca…Louisville, KY
8/4 Uncommon Ground…Chicago, IL
8/5 Daytrotter…Rock Island, IL
8/9 The Sparrow…Charleston, SC
8/17 Olde Hickory Taproom, Hickory, NC
8/31 Boone Saloon…Boone, NC
9/7 Broadways…Asheville, NC
You can download a PDF of this poster here: Summer Tour 2013
Some hot love from Portland’s Willamette Week:
“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.
This week we’re sick with joy to be back in the Northwest. We’re playing The Conor Byrne in Seattle on Friday with Lanford Black and, celebrating their new album, Not Amy. Saturday we’re back at The Secret Society with our friends The My Oh Mys and, from Santa Barbara, CA, The Mutineers.
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…