Doomed Nation

Sounds For The Lost Generation

“If The Doors played Doom”: Morrison Graves stream their debut album »Division Rising«!

Portland, Oregon based psychedelic rock trio Morrison Graves has just self-released their debut album »Division Rising« this Friday, March 31st, 2023 on LP, CD and digital.

01. Crane Song
02. Demolition Man
03. Invincible
04. The Tunnel
05. A Puppet Dance
06. Cardboard Frames
07. Bent Beyond the Break
08. Occupation
09. Ghost Town
10. Cut By the Same Cloth
11. And If Your Car Alarm Keeps Going Off, I’ll Smash Out Your Fucking Window
12. Wartime Song

Courtesy of US/THEM Group:

Portland, OR band Morrison Graves are streaming their debut album »Division Rising« in full via CvltNation. Hear & share »Division Rising« HERE. (Listen via Bandcamp and Spotify)

Morrison Graves is a psychedelic rock project from Oregon, USA. Their moody, fuzzed-out, sound draws influences from late 60’s fuzz and garage, surf, psychedelia, and indie rock. But they infuse these atavistic leanings with heavy saturated guitars and metalgaze drone reminiscent of Black Angels and Dead Meadow. Meanwhile, vocalist Ryan Brown croons over the proceedings like a young Jim Morrison or early Mark Lanegan’s tuneful wail in Screaming Trees.

The group features multi-instrumentalist and founder Gary Jimmerson (Small Sails, This Is A Process Of A Still Life), bassist Rob Bartleson (Slackjaw, Haywire Recording), and vocalist Ryan Brown.

The bands debut album »Division Rising« is a 12-track concept album about gentrification, homelessness, displacement, and socio-economic gaps – issues that currently plague Portland and many other cities across the world. Made during the height of the pandemic, these 3 friends churned out a well-recorded and focused debut. With songs about falling out of love with a city on fire, being lost to the seams of space, and corporate greed, this psych-surf landscape has drawn comparisons to The Doors, Black Angels, Queens Of The Stone Age, and dark spaghetti western music.

Recorded August 2021 to June 2022 at Haywire Recording Studio, Portland, OR.
Drums recorded at Supernatural Sounds, Oregon City, OR.
Produced by Gary Jimmerson & Robert Bartleson.
Engineered, mixed, & mastered by Robert Bartleson at Haywire Recording, Portland, OR.
Graphic design & artwork by Dylan Marcus McConnell of Tiny Little Hammers.

»Division Rising« is available on LP, CD and digital on March 31, 2023. Orders are available HERE.

“A very late in the year find, but quite a good one. If you love Jim Morrison and his vocals with The Doors, you will also enjoy Morrison Graves.” #2 ranking (December ’22) — Doom Charts

“Bridging all ends of the psychedelic, surf, and indie rock spectrum for one multi-faceted composition.” — Heaviest of Art

“Get bummed… Should you feel the need to get your young Jim Morrison and/or early Mark Lanegan on.” — Metal Injection

“Creates an atmosphere of opulent psych rock and mesmerizing melodies… Sonically captivating.” — CvltNation

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

One thought on ““If The Doors played Doom”: Morrison Graves stream their debut album »Division Rising«!

  1. I just picked this up and it’s incredible! Gary jimmerson did a solid job constructing these hard rocking tunes. Shout out also to his commanding drumming skills. Rob’s bass playing solid and bouncy, but the real “star” of this band is vocalist Ryan Brown whose Jim Morrison’s wails really elevate the songs and gives them bite. This band would be great in a jazz club or a small bar! Please do a cover of “saint James infirmary” and remember what Hendrix said ” the blues will never die!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.