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Morning Glory

Poets Were My Heroes

(Leftover Crack, Choking Victim, INDK)

Fat Wreck Chords 791

Released on August 28, 2012


MORNING GLORY first became the spark of an idea back in 2001 when Ezra Kire (Leftover Crack, Choking Victim, INDK) took time off from touring and started to write and record some songs in his NYC apartment. Built on the backbone of ska, punk, crust, metal, much like his other work, the songs Ezra wrote for MORNING GLORY served as an outlet for the expanded spectrum of his songwriting. Though, with all the other bands and endless touring, MORNING GLORY never evolved very far from its fledgling stages. Until now. Armed with years of new material, Ezra decided to finally give MORNING GLORY the attention it deserved, regrouping the live band with a new line up including Early Gates on drums, “Metal” Chris on bass, Shawn Gardiner, and Adam Schrager on guitar, and spending months in the studio under the production of Jesse Cannon (The Menzingers, Saves the Day). The result is their debut Fat Wreck release, as well as their first studio full-length, Poets Were My Heroes. This epic album is a sonic kaleidoscope of punk noise melding strings, horns, choirs, pianos and organs over a web of distorted guitars and marching, single kick pedal drums. It is both grand and elaborate, with each song evoking a different mood and style, challenging the musicianship of even the most dexterous players, while still maintaining its punk-inspired simplicity and catchy anthemic sound throughout. Beyond the music itself, the message of the songs on Poets Were My Heroes differential themselves from the standard politi-kill crust punk acts, embracing a more positive outlook of unity in diversity. With the release of Poets, MORNING GLORY are finally poised to deliver on nearly a decade of anticipation and assume their rightful position as one of the most lauded and intriguing bands inside and out of the ska/punk genre.

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Average Customer Rating: 4 with 4 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Everything's A Song (To Me) Voted #2  14%
2 Shelter From The Spoon  11%
3 Poets Were My Heroes  11%
4 March Of The Asylum  0%
5 Quemar Las Fronteras Voted #3  14%
6 Divide By  8%
7 Orphan's Holiday  6%
8 Touch  11%
9 Patiently  3%
10 Life's A Long Revenge  6%
11 Another Way (Outside The Walls Of Eden)  0%
12 Born To December Voted #1  17%
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Christian from Melbourne, FL 
Feb 4 2014 Rating: 1/5 Stars

Wait a minute. Is this really the same band that had that impossible to find album with the locomotive on the cover? This reminds me of when Suicide Machines made that super slow, depressing sounding album out of nowhere. I'd rather listen to anyone's least favorite song off of The Whole World is Watching over and over again, than listen to anything off this album ever again. If you like Morning Glory for how they started and originally sounded, steer clear of this....sample as much as you can so to better save your money.

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Sam from Verona, WI 
Sep 27 2012 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Morning Glory is back with a damn good album. I have been listening to this album non-stop for a week now, and it has yet to get old. A funny intro starts out the album followed by Everything's a Song (To Me). Classic Morning Glory to help ease you into this layered and unconventional punk/ska album. Shelter from the Spoon is a deep and heart wrenching song, with piano added for complexity. Poets Were My Hero's has strings and piano added to the classic MG ensemble, with a little metal twist. Quemar Las Fronteras adds horns to the perfect ska song for anyone who vows for the destruction of the state. The newer version of Divide By is good. Orphan's Holiday follows in Quemar Las Fronteras and Life's Long Revenge's footsteps. Touch is not typical of MG or ska/punk, but is still awesome. Patiently and Born To December are tied for best songs on this album, even though they are quite different. The use of piano, strings, and horns throughout show the creativeness that Ezra has, and the time and energy put into this album shines. Poets Were My Hero's is not a departure from previous Morning Glory releases, but an evolution.

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Chris from Novato, CA 
Sep 8 2012 Rating: 4/5 Stars

I'll admit i've never been the hugest fan of Choking Victim, Leftover Crack or the million other things this guy has been a part of, but i've always enjoyed hearing what he has to offer and usually finding myself enjoying it. I personally like this album (musically) better than anything he's done. It's a fantastic mix of really every style Fat has ever offered. Sometimes the vocals seem to go a bit overboard with soundind shitty and that's my only complaint. If you like Choking Victim, LC, SFH you will enjoy this.

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Cody from Battle Creek, MI 
Aug 31 2012 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This is probably one of the most technically sound and epic punk rock/hardcore albums I have every heard! Ezra takes what he's done with INDK and pushed it to the limit with PWMH. Highly recommend!

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