BEN MORRISON RELEASES NEW SINGLE + MUSIC VIDEO
“Music is no longer a tangible thing these days. It’s not like years past when you would have a CD in your car and listen to it over and over and really connect with it.” – Ben Morrison
Ben Morrison (of The Brothers Comatose), debuted his solo project earlier this year. Morrison’s second single “Old Technology” is out today. The song examines the rapid output of technology today, and also touches on how that technology affects the music business, and musicians like him.
Morrison will head out on tour across the Northwest, making stops in stops in San Francisco for his debut headlining performance at the venerated Noise Pop Festival
, Redding, Reno, Coos Bay, Bend, Portland and Seattle. Dates and up to date news can be found at benmorrisonmusic.com
About the “Old Technology”:
“The original idea from this song “Old Technology” came to me when I was wandering through a Salvation Army store by my house. I got to the electronics section and saw all these old VCRs, tape players, Walkman/Discman things, big old TVs all with mangled chords and I thought to myself – who is gonna buy all this stuff? Technology is moving at such a rapid pace these days that the things we buy become obsolete so quickly and then what happens to it? Ends up in a landfill somewhere? Or on a Goodwill shelf for the rest of its life? Does it get gutted for its precious metals and the rest discarded?
That was the beginning of the inspiration for the song. Then I started thinking about how that idea relates to the current music industry where people want constant output from bands and things have a shelf life of a few weeks before people move on to the next thing to come out a few weeks later.
Music is no longer (except for the few that buy vinyl and cds still) a tangible thing these days. It’s not like years past when you would have a CD in your car and listen to it over and over and really connect with it. That’s sort of a fear I have being a musician. Am I going to be discarded just like all those old VCRs and tape players when something new comes along?
I also tried to embrace some literal old technology with this song in that we recorded it to 2″ tape, analog style, the way they used to back in the day. It’s a sound that I really love and it lives on in some facets of the recording industry. Luckily we have a spot here in the Bay Area – Tiny Telephone – that embraces that old technology.”
Mar 2 San Francisco @ Bottom of the Hill (Noise Pop)
Mar 8 Redding, CA @ The Dip
Mar 9 Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse
Mar 13 Coos Bay, OR @ 7 Devils Brewing Co.
Mar 14 Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theater Pub
Mar 15 Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
Mar 16 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
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