Texas Twins Offer Up Vintage Listening Option for Their Latest Album
Next month fans of The Morakestra will find themselves with increased listening options for their favorite band’s signature sound when the El Paso-based foursome releases their latest studio album “Witness To Connection” as a vinyl LP.
With the phonographic recording medium of yesteryear currently enjoying something of a renaissance, members of The Morakestra were eager to ensure their vintage sound could be heard in a setting more in keeping with its analog source. “It was important for us to share with our fans this grittier, more organic listening option,” states Willie Mora, co-founder of the band. “We have a lot of respect for the rock legends we grew up listening to and wanted to give our fans a similar listening experience.”
The special vinyl edition of “Witness To Connection” will be available April 6, 2010, exclusively through http://www.morakestra.com.
Next up for the band is the Texas Music Magazine party for SXSW at Scholz Garten in Austin, Texas on March 19th.
About The Morakestra:
Although Morakestra has been compared to such musical legends as Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, The Kinks and The Rolling Stones, as well as ranking one of the 10 most popular bands in Austin, “The Live Music Capital of the World,” founders and key creative minds David and Will Mora remain extraordinarily humble to their Texas border-town roots.
In early 2007, the Moras produced and recorded their debut album Live from Moraq in Willie Nelson’s Austin, Texas recording studio, Pedernales Studio. The Morakestra’s sophomore album Witness to Connection, recorded primarily at Sonic Ranch (where the Yeah Yeah Yeahs cut their latest album), was produced by the band’s local childhood hero Jim Ward (of Sparta and At the Drive-In) on indie label Stratking Records. As cited by one reviewer, “the addictive guitar riffs that populate every track… show both pop sensibility and a unique style that belongs solely to The Morakestra.” Their newly released video “Tell you Something,” directed by the critically acclaimed Tao Ruspoli and featuring CSI: Miami’s Megalyn Echikunwoke, is an ideal demonstration of the band’s signature style.
Morakestra is currently working on a new album Glass Ships and Bullet Trains, set for a 2010 release, while continuing to promote Witness to Connection.
For more information on The Morakestra, please visit http://www.morakestra.com.
Posted On: Los Angeles, CA March 15, 2010