The Morlocks release their first full-length album in eight years

37920999_2036701999687362_6438085376031588352_nHound Gawd! Records is set to release the new Morlocks album titled, Bring On The Mesmeric Condition, internationally on August 31st, 2018 (LP, CD and digital, formats). The band was founded by Leighton Koizumi, singer for San Diego’s most outrageous garage rock revival band, Gravedigger V. Through break-ups, break downs, personnel changes, changing cities and shifts in popular culture, The Morlocks have continually grown stronger.

Surprising, then, that in 1999, Spin Magazine printed an inaccurate story declaring the death of their energetic, charismatic lead singer Leighton Koizumi. Needless to say, Leighton (far from being dead) continues to lead the charge, a duty he has held since the band’s debut LP Emerge. The Morlocks have continued to perform and make records, a number of which have been featured prominently in movies, television shows and video games.

Pre Order Link: http://www.houndgawd.com/shop/en/SHOP/Vinyl/

Now, the re-vamped & resurrected Morlocks are ready to spread their wings like a Phoenix rising from the ashes… Currently based out of Düsseldorf, Germany Leighton has inlisted a who´s who European fuzz masters… Starting with Rob Louwers – drums (Fuzztones, Q-65, Link Wray), Oliver Pilsner – Bass (Fuzztones, Cheeks, Montesas, Magnificent Brotherhood) Bernadette – Guitar (Sonny Vincent, Humpers) and Marcello Salis (Gravedigger V, Hangee V).

Recorded By Alaska Winter at various secret locations in Germany, including stops in “The Black Forests“ of Freiburg, the seedy underbelly of the Rhine (Düsseldorf/Köln) and East meets West (Berlin). Mixed and mastered by the notorious “Jim Diamond “ of Dirtbombs fame, to give it that special “Motor City” grit and grease that is required on a Morlock record! Alas it´s been a while since the release of “The Morlocks Play Chess”,  “BRING ON THE MESMERIC CONDITION” features something never before offered on a Morlocks LP, all original songs!

Tour Dates:

Sep. 21   Freak Show, Essen, GER
Sep. 22   Das Bett, Frankfurt, GER
Sep. 23   La Bazka, Nancy, FRA
Sep. 24   Le Trockson, Lyon, FRA
Sep. 25   Blah Blah, Torino, ITA
Sep. 26   Raindogs, Savona, ITA
Sep. 27   Trenta Formiche, Roma, ITA
Sep. 28   Ligera, Milano, ITA
Sep. 29   Bronson, Ravenna, ITA
Sep. 30   Altro Quando, Zero Branco, ITA
Okt. 02   Unter Deck, München, GER
Okt. 05   Blue Devils, Orleans, FRA
Okt. 06   Petit Bain, Paris, FRA

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About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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