How does a band start off with influences as seemingly benign as The James Gang and Crosby Stills Nash & Young and come out the other end of the music grinder sounding like the bastard love child of Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips, Pavement and Animal Collective? Whatever mechanism is required for just such an occurrence, it’s well oiled and working at prime efficiency for Morning Teleportation.
The band coalesced six years ago when Chicago guitarist/vocalist Tiger Merritt relocated to Bowling Green, Ky., to attend Eastern Kentucky University and met natives Paul Wilkerson (bass), Travis Goodwin (keyboards) and Tres Coker (drums). Since then, Morning Teleportation has focused on creating a wildly frenetic sound comprised of stabbing shards of Psychedelia, noodly Jam Rock, schizophrenic Math licks, rollicking Afro Pop, propulsive Space Rock and squiggly Electronica.
Morning Teleportation plays MOTR Pub Thursday. Go here to read Brian Baker's full Sound Advice.