Good Morning share annual two-track release ‘Out to Pasture / Misery’

March 25 2022


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“The prolific Melbourne duo level up on new album Barnyard”

“Everything’s looking good for Good Morning”

“The music has the easiness you feel looking out at the ocean”

“Chill and organic indie rock, but there are some slight stylistic differences
due to each member taking lead vocals on some Lennon-McCartney shit…”


“Country feels like the culmination of everything that Good Morning
have spent their almost-decade together working towards”

Rolling Stone

“The Australians are coming out in full force”
Paste Magazine

“These are warm, inviting songs made for long drives on sunny afternoons”
Frankie Magazine

“Gloriously catchy dessert rock”

Good Morning return today, with their annual two-track single release, ‘Out To Pasture Misery‘ alongside the announcement of the upcoming re-issue of their back catalogue on vinyl. LISTEN + PRE-ORDER HERE.

Following their recent Barnyard LP, ‘Out To Pasture Misery‘  arrives as the result of endless studio time for Good Morning, the result of a refined studio schedule that has seen the band consistently write and record five days a week. With the freedom to craft multi-layered recordings, Liam Parsons and Stefan Blair indulge in experimentation and new firsts, namely Stefan‘s attempt at writing a string arrangement, and the addition of a rollicking banjo to the Good Morning fold. Plus the studio appearance of a parent or two, with Glenn Blair appearing on horns.

In Liam‘s words, ‘Misery‘ was written when “I felt like yelling, and when we recorded it I still felt like yelling. The low key meeting the high is where I live most the time.” ‘Out To Pasture‘ features Naarm / Melbourne based violinist Chloe Sanger, who Stefan reveals “was able to take my vague instructions and turn them into something beautiful which was cool to hear. I also had a nice family day in the studio recording the horns so that was nice too. I’m not saying I’d always like to record with my parents, but that day was a good time. Ultimately I’m just making fun of myself about commodifying my darker thoughts through music. I know that I connect with a lot of darker music, and I know it has it’s place in the world, but it’s hard not to feel like it’s super conceited and dumb at times too.”

To celebrate the two-track, Good Morning have announced a long-awaited reissue of their back catalogue onto vinyl for the first time in two years. In their decade-long tenure, Good Morning have released six records of varying sound and length: Shawcross (2014), Glory (2016), Prize // Reward (2018), The Option (2019), Basketball Breakups (2019), and their latest Barnyard (2021). Now, following feverish anticipation, each album will be made available on vinyl once again via Polyvinyl on May 27. Most significant are the pressings include their debut LP Shawcross(available for the first time ever),  which lives on as a classic in the minds of many fans for its sun-dappled, loose, elegiac indie-pop across the yearning ‘Warned You‘, ‘Don’t Come Home Today‘ and ‘Once You Know‘.

Joining Shawcross includes Glory, which dives into slightly darker and weirder territories of tone and sound rendered with ruthlessly catchy hooks; and Prize // Reward, the only album by Good Morning to be recorded over an extended period of time as opposed to their short, sharp stints of recording. It’s a record looser in vision and more chaotic through its sonic journey, from the snappy ‘$10‘ to wishful ‘Escalator‘. Through The Option and Basketball Breakups, Liam and Stefan re-captured the pleasure and excitement of their best friend-ship through music. Albeit short in delivery with songs that average a 2-minute length, both make-up for time with immediately resonant tracks that command repeated listens, be-it the charmant ‘Sub‘, reverb flecked ‘You Up?‘, or grungey ‘Best Supporting Actor‘. Pre-order for Good Morning‘s discography on vinyl is available now – until stocks last. 

On top of their stacked United States tour this April/May, Good Morning have also announced a string of dates across the United Kingdom in June. SEE ALL TOUR DATES BELOW.

Out To Pasture / Misery‘ is out now, buy/stream it here.

Thu 31 Mar – Soda Bar – Kumeyaay Land / San Diego, CA
Fri 1 Apr – Glass House – Tongva Land / Pomona, CA
Sat 2 Apr – The Chapel – Ohlone Land / San Francisco, CA
Mon 4 Apr – Polaris Hall – Chinookan Land / Portland, OR
Wed 6 Apr – Neumos – Si’ahl / Seattle, WA
Thu 7 Apr – Neurolux – Shoshone, Bannock Land / Boise, ID
Fri 8 Apr – Kilby – Pi’a-pa / Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 9 Apr – Ophelia’s – Apache, Ute, Cheyenne, Comanche, Arapahoe Land / Denver, CO
Mon 11 Apr – 7th St. Entry – Dakhóta Land / Minneapolis, MO
Tue 12 Apr – Cactus Club – Millioke / Milwaukee, WI
Wed 13 Apr – Sleeping Village – shikaakwa / Chicago, IL
Thu 14 Apr – Loving Touch – Anishinabe, Haudenosauneega Land / Ferndale, MI
Fri 15 Apr – Adelaide Hall – Tkaronto / Toronto
Sat 16 Apr – La Sala Rossa – Tiohtiá:ke / Montreal, QC
Sun 17 Apr – The Sinclair – Massachusett Land / Cambridge, MA
Tue 19 Apr – The Press Room – Abenaki Land / Portsmouth, NH
Wed 20 Apr – Elsewhere Hall – Lenape Land / Brooklyn, NY
Thu 21 Apr – Johnny Brenda’s – Coaquannock / Philadelphia, PA
Fri 22 Apr – DC DC9 – Nacotchtank Land / Washington, DC
Sun 24 Apr – Richmond Music Hall – Algonquin Land / Richmond, VA
Tue 26 Apr – Grey Eagle – Cherokee Land / Asheville, NC
Wed 27 Apr – Purgatory at The Masquerade – Creek, Cherokee Land / Atlanta, GA
Thu 28 Apr – Proud Larry’s – Chato Land / Mobile, AL
Fri 29 Apr – Chelsea’s Live – Chitimacha Land / Baton Rouge, LA
Sat 30 Apr – The Satellite – Atakapa Land / Houston, TX
Sun 1 May – Paper Tiger – Payaya Land / San Antonio, TX
Tue 3 May – Hotel Vegas Patio – Tonkawa Land / Austin, TX
Wed 4 May – Deep Ellum Art Co – Nermernuh Land / Dallas, TX
Thu 5 May – El Cosmico – Jumano / Marfa, TX
Fri 6 May – Club Congress – Ts-iuk-shan / Tucson, AZ
Sat 7 May – The Belasco – Tongva Land / Los Angeles, CA
Tue 21 Jun – Yes – Manchester, UK (TIX)
Wed 22 Jun – Sneaky Petes – Edinburgh, UK (TIX)
Thu 23 Jun – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK (TIX)
Fri 24 Jun – Oslo – London, UK (TIX)
Sun 26 Jun – Louisiana – Bristol, UK (TIX)
Mon 27 Jun – Green Door Store – Brighton, UK (TIX)

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