Springtime Carnivore Announces New Album, Shares ‘Face the Moon’


LA-based Springtime Carnivore (aka Greta Morgan) has announced a new album Midnight Room, the follow up to her excellent 2014 self-titled debut.

Penned for release on October 7 via Autumn Tone, the record is produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands) and features La Sera’s Katy Goodman on vocals, Alex Greenwald (Phases, Phantom Planet) on bass, and Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes) on percussion. Ahead of its release in the autumn, Morgan has shared the album’s first single, ‘Face the Moon’. On the surface at least, ‘Face the Moon’ seems as frolicsome as anything from her overwhelmingly buoyant debut but closer inspection reveals something far different. Musically effervescent and dreamy, as Morgan’s vocals easily soaring above the sprightly piano and brisk drumbeat. The lyrics lend a forlorn air of isolation, loss and heartache – describing love as “a cold and distant thing / you can barely see” – it is the juxtaposition between the two which adds the spark to the song. Another dazzlingly slice of indie-pop from Morgan and one that certainly bodes well for the new record.

Midnight Room comes out October 7th. Before then, you can listen to ‘Face in the Moon’ below.

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Win Tickets to Springtime Carnivore @ Biltmore Cabaret , Vancouver :: November 17

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Springtime Carnivore, the creation of LA musician Greta Morgan, will play the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, this Monday (November 17), with Generationals.

Morgan has bewitched us with several lush indie-pop gems this year and is out on tour in support of her marvellous eponymous debut album. Co-produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins, The Black Keys), it is a wonderful collection of warm, slightly fuzzy, ebullient indie pop gems, with a soft psychedelic undercurrent that crackles, glows and swells amid off-kilter grooves. These tracks, mostly upbeat with big hooks and sun-kissed, are built around Morgan’s dazzlingly beautiful vocals that transfix you in all its gloriously smooth prowess. You can stream it here and see what all the fuss is about.

Springtime Carnivore have kindly offered readers of the blog a chance to go to the show on Monday night, with a pair of tickets up for grabs. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the following question: ‘What is the name of Springtime Carnivore’s recently released debut album?’ Email your answer, along with your ‘name’ and ‘Springtime Carnivore’ as the subject title to barrygruff[at]gmail[dot]com, before 12:00 (UTC) Sunday, November 16th.

If you need any further convincing? Here are a few choice cuts from Springtime Carnivore’s sublime debut record. It should be a sumptuous show.


Springtime Carnivore – ‘Name On A Matchbook’

Springtime Carnivore, the creation of LA musician Greta Morgan, will release her self-titled debut album next month. Produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Black Keys, The Shins) it is penned in for release on November 4th.

First out of the traps we had the dazzling ‘Sun Went Black’, a buzzing, giddy burst of psychedelic tinged indie-pop, and now we have her second single from the forthcoming record, ‘Name On A Matchbook’, a dreamy, feel-good tune, that’s as breezy as it is infectious. It’s slightly fuzzy but ebullient pop with a soft psychedelic undercurrent that crackles, glows and swells amid off-kilter grooves, plucky piano and her beautiful smooth vocals, well they are just that, beautiful and smooth. It is yet another wonderful, slick and sauve pop gem from Morgan, whose forthcoming debut LP increasingly looks like it will be a rather exciting proposition.

Stream the brand new track from her forthcoming album below, also one for the diaries, Springtime Carnivore plays Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret on November 17th.

Springtime Carnivore – ‘Sun Went Black’


Springtime Carnivore is the musical moniker of Greta Morgan, whose preparing to release her eponymous debut album. Produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Black Keys, The Shins) it is penned in for release on November 4th.

First of the presses is the dazzling first single ‘Sun Went Black’, a buzzing, giddy burst of psychedelic tinged indie-pop. Employing ambient washes and hooky fuzzed guitars, she arrives at a blend of multi-coloured lush sounds that crackles with warmth and serves as a consummate companion for Morgan’s breezy mellifluous cooing. Morgan’s psychedelic interpretation on pop goes far beyond the hazy vocals and catchy beats, arriving at a sound that’s both danceable and dazzlingly colourful display of exuberant, synthesised pop. If this is an indication of what we can expect from her album, we’re in for a treat.

The album is out in November but for now it’s time to whet your appetite with ‘Sun Went Black’. Check it out below. Springtime Carnivore has a string of dates across North American throughout Oct/Nov (full list here), including Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret (w/ Generationals) on November 17th.