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Morningwood were an American power pop/rock band from New York City, New York, founded in 2001 and signed to Capitol Records. The band's final line-up currently consisted of founding members Chantal Claret (vocals) and Peter "Pedro" Yanowitz (bass); as well as Will Tendy (guitar) and Jonathan Schmidt (drums). This was the third incarnation of the band - other members of the band included guitarist Richard Steel, drummer Japa Keenon (both who played on the first record), Sam Koppleman (drums) and Jen Turner (guitar, who appeared in videos and toured after the first record).Read More...
Their debut album, Morningwood, was produced by Gil Norton, known for his work with Pixies, the Foo Fighters, and Echo and the Bunnymen. Singles from the album included "Nth Degree", "Jetsetter" and "New York Girls". They toured with Mindless Self Indulgence, Head Automatica, Gang of Four, Kasabian, and The Sounds on various legs of their US gigs in 2006.
Morningwood's "Nth Degree" was used in several Mercury vehicle commercials, featuring actress Jill Wagner. Their song "Nü Rock" was used in the video games Burnout Revenge, SSX On Tour', "Thrillville"'. A demo version of a Morningwood song called Warrior was used in a Payless shoes TV spot. Morningwood received national exposure in the United States as a finalist in December 2005 Yahoo.com's Who's Next. They appeared twice on Late Show with David Letterman, twice on Last Call with Carson Daly, once on The Tonight Show, once on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and twice on CD USA. They played live at the MTV Studios at midnight for the Human Giant 24 hour marathon.
The band's second album, "Diamonds and Studs," was released in October of 2009. It featured the singles "Sugar Baby" and "Best of Me", the latter of which was featured as the theme song for VH1's Daisy of Love and was heard on promos for Project Runway.
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- LyricsHey where you from?
I'm from New York
I really like your style
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This is a jetsetter music letter from me to you
Im writing from the bedroom, Im ennui and in my cups.
All the kids are kissing in the bathroom, licking bags to get their ups.
Ive gotten 3 proposals since I left home, and none have left me impressed
- LyricsWhen I see you baby
I wanna take off your clothes
Just rip off your clothes
Just take off your clothes
When I see you I want you to
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my memory is M.I.A.
Livin' overdrive to the point of excess,
wake up in the evening use the night as day
Stopped lookin for the people that are gonna save me
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