Good Morning come back swinging with new two-track release ‘Dog Years’ + ‘Queen Of Comedy’, ahead of US tour supporting Frankie Cosmos

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September 12 2023

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‘Dog Years / Queen Of Comedy’ is out now, buy/stream it here.

Good Morning, the Australian indie duo of Liam Parsons and Stefan Blair today share new double singles, ‘Dog Years’ and ‘Queen Of Comedy’ via Good Morning Music Company Worldwide (AUNZ)and Polyvinyl (ROW). LISTEN + WATCH HERE.

Warming up for their North American tour with Frankie Cosmos later this month, Good Morning’s first batch of double singles since their 2022 drop in ‘Misery‘ and ‘Out To Pasture‘ sees the two tease a refined ear for production and sound born from a stream of rigorous writing and experimentation. ‘Dog Years’ penned by Liam and ‘Queen Of Comedy’ by Stefan arrive crafted with string, horn and orchestral arrangements written and produced by Good Morning in their entirety, recorded at their former Preston studio base.

A steady traipse forward from their firmly DIY-etched brand of indie, the singles channel the rolling chamber pop of Weyes Blood with the twisty-twangy psych-folk of Drugdealer. Maintaining the distinctly observational, arresting lyricism of their critically acclaimed work in their recent Barnyard LP as they build on the foundations of their cult records Shawcross and Prize//Reward, ‘Dog Years’ and ‘Queen Of Comedy’ sees the two hint at existentialism and the passing of time.

“Can’t believe I’m writing this sentence, but Liz Phair graciously allowed us to use some lyrics from ‘F**k and Run’ for the end of the song,” Liam shares of ‘Dog Years’. “It kinda sounds like Bruce Springsteen if he made evil clown synth pop?” he continues. Whereas for Stefan, ‘Queen Of Comedy’ he explains, “while the first few lines may seem like it, it is not a song about having a God complex.” Featuring a string quartet of Chloe Sanger (violin, arrangement), Lucy Rash (violin), Jenny Thomas (viola) and Kiya Van Der Linden-Kian (cello), he continues, “When working on the string arrangement, I asked Chloe to make it sound like a less French version of Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Melody’.”

In Good Morning’s near-decade tenure, the project of Liam Parsons and Stefan Blair, reached a previously unprecedented level of recognition in 2021’s Barnyard LP. Pushing past their humble ‘doing it on our own terms’ sleeves by signing with Polyvinyl (Julia Jacklin, Alvvays, Momma) and Sub Pop Publishing, the album was celebrated internationally with widespread tastemaker acclaim from Rolling Stone, NME, Stereogum, The Line Of Best Fit, Consequence, Alt Press, Paste, DIY Mag, Music Feeds, The Music, Northern Transmissions, KCRW, 6Music and many more.

For some keeping a collaborative creative relationship may become hard, but for Good Morning’s eight-year-plus partnership the two continue to hit a stride; breaking all their own rules and then some. Later this month, Good Morning will take to shows across North America, supporting Frankie Cosmos in duo mode and shortly after, as a full band with their own headline shows across October.

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