Morning, the second album by Denver trio Abrams, is out today on Sailor Records.
"Denver-based metal crew Abrams, who are not only earning Mastodon and Baroness comparisons, but dropping their killer sophomore album, Morning..."
"Soulful rockers... Abrams power through the layered, catchy song."
"Catchy grooves and soaring vocals."
"A matured, evolved beast."
"Morning is arguably one of the best heavy rock albums of the year."
"Caustic sludge and gritty stoner metal collide head-on with hard rock swagger and heart... Morning's hook-laden heavy rock is as catchy as it is crushing."
Racking up comparisons to later Mastodon and Baroness, Abrams makes a yearning, driving brand of rock that veers from rage to bittersweetness. Sophomore album Morning was recorded by Andy Patterson (SubRosa, Cult Leader) and Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cattle Decapitation), and was mixed and mastered by Otero. The cover art and layout are by Samantha Muljat (Earth, Goatsnake). Phil Pendergast of hometown Denver pals Khemmis lends guest vocals to one track. Bassist/vocalist Taylor Iversen calls the album, "the culmination of over a year's worth of our shared joy, sorrow, pain, pleasure, our soul-crushing defeats and our life-affirming victories."
Abrams kicks off an extensive West Coast tour tonight!
Jun 9 - Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground
Jun 10 - Bisbee, AZ @ The Quarry
Jun 11 - San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
Jun 12 - Long Beach, CA @ Blacklight District Lounge
Jun 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar
Jun 14 - Ventura, CA @ The Garage
Jun 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Jun 16 - San Jose, CA @ The Caravan
Jun 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Caffe Pergolesi
Jun 18 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
Jun 19 - Reno, NV @ Shea's Tavern
Jun 20 - Medford, OR @ Johnny B's Tavern
Jun 21 - Eugene, OR @ Old Nick's Pub
Jun 22 - Portland, OR @ The Kenton Club
Jun 23 - Missoula, MT @ Monk's Bar
Jun 24 - Billings, MT @ The Railyard
Jun 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X
Jun 26 - Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November
Jun 27 - Rapid City, SD @ West Dakota Improv
Jun 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Jun 29 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Jun 30 - Des Moines, IA @ The Fremont
Jul 1 - Denver, CO @ The Hi Dive