Greta Morgan

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Greta Morgan
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Morgan performing on August 25, 2008.
Background information
Also known as Greta Morgan
Born (1988-02-12) February 12, 1988 (age 29)
Origin Oak Brook, DuPage County, Illinois
Instruments vocals - keyboards - guitar - drums
Labels Fueled by Ramen, Decaydance Records, Autumn Tone
Associated acts The Hush Sound, Gold Motel, Springtime Carnivore, La Sera

Greta Morgan (born February 12, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter and musician based in Los Angeles, CA.[1] Her career began in 2005 as singer/pianist of the Chicago-based band The Hush Sound.[2] She later formed the band Gold Motel, whose debut album was released on June 1, 2010.[3] Since 2014 she performs under the name Springtime Carnivore and has released two albums.[4][5]

Music career[edit]

She began learning piano at a young age, studying classical music. She first met guitarist/vocalist of The Hush Sound, Bob Morris in 2001.[6] The two started playing together and created The Hush Sound, later recruiting Chris Faller on bass and Darren Wilson on drums. She began touring at age 16 with The Hush Sound.

In 2009 she began recording material with the band Gold Motel.[7]

Together with La Sera's Katy Goodman she formed the duo Books of Love and released the song "Space Time" in 2013.[8]

In 2012, she began working on a solo project called Springtime Carnivore and recorded a six-track EP which was self-released in September of that year.[9] In November 2014 she released a self-titled album through Autumn Tone Records.[10] It was followed by a tour in early 2015 as support to The Dodos.[11]

In early 2016 Morgan again got together with Goodman and recorded a number of punk rock covers with 1960s pop arrangements.[12] It was released in August 2016 as Take It, It's Yours through Polyvinyl,[13] and described by Pitchfork as "one of the comfiest cover-sets in recent memory".[14] On October 7, 2016, her project Springtime Carnivore released their second album, Midnight Room.[15]

As well as being a vocalist and pianist, Morgan has also been known to play the guitar[16] bass guitar, and drums.

Style[edit]

Morgan cites the Beatles as "a huge inspiration, both in their work as a band and as individuals".[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

As Springtime Carnivore[edit]

  • Midnight Room (October 2016)
  • Springtime Carnivore (August 2014)

With Katy Goodman[edit]

  • Take It, It's Yours (August, 2016)

With Gold Motel[edit]

  • Gold Motel (2012)
  • Summer House (2010)

With The Hush Sound[edit]

  • Goodbye Blues (2008)
  • Like Vines (2006)
  • So Sudden (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Springtime Carnivore | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  2. ^ "The Hush Sound - So Sudden". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Gold Motel - Gold Motel". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Song Premiere: Springtime Carnivore - "Sun Went Black"". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  5. ^ "Springtime Carnivore - Springtime Carnivore". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  6. ^ Interview Hush Sound, retrieved 2015-12-15 
  7. ^ Khan, Joshua. "Interview - Greta Salpeter". BLARE. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  8. ^ Brown, Harley (May 16, 2013). ""Space Time" by Books of Love Review". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  9. ^ "Springtime Carnivore - Springtime Carnivore EP". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  10. ^ "Springtime Carnivore Review". PASTE. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  11. ^ a b Wierzbicki, Kevin (February 10, 2015). "Springtime Carnivore: An interview with singer Greta Morgan". AXS. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  12. ^ McKenna, Brittney (July 14, 2016). "Katy Goodman And Greta Morgan Interview Each Other About Their Covers Album, Take It, It's Yours". American Songwriter. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  13. ^ "Katy Goodman + Greta Morgan - Take It, It's Yours". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  14. ^ Camp, Zoe (August 27, 2016). "Katy Goodman / Greta Morgan: Take It, It’s Yours Album Review". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  15. ^ "Stream Springtime Carnivore Midnight Room". Stereogum. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  16. ^ FueledByRamen (2008-06-09). THE HUSH SOUND / PHANTOM PLANET: Singing About Cereal. Event occurs at 1:11. Retrieved 2009-01-11.