From left to right: Pedro Yanowitz, Alfredo Ortiz, Chantal Claret, Phillip Shouse
New York City, New York, United States
Alternative rock, dance-rock, electropunk, power pop
Capitol Records, VH1 Records
Mindless Self Indulgence, Dir En Grey
Morningwood was an alternative rock band from New York City. Founded in 2001, it primarily consisted of Pedro Yanowitz and Chantal Claret. Morningwood was signed to [4 ] Capitol Records.
was produced by self-titled debut album Gil Norton, known for his work with Pixies, the Foo Fighters, and Echo & the Bunnymen. Singles from the album include " Nth Degree", "Jetsetter" and "New York Girls." In support of the album, the band toured with Mindless Self Indulgence, Head Automatica, Gang of Four, Kasabian, The Sounds and The FireTheft on various legs of their US tour in 2006. Lead singer Claret is famous for commanding audience members at concerts to take off their clothes, typically when the song "Take Off Your Clothes" is performed. A spectator will often climb on the stage and strip.
Their song "Nth Degree" has been used in several
Mercury vehicle commercials, which featured actress Jill Wagner. Another of their songs, "Nü Rock," was used in the video games , Burnout Revenge , while "Nth Degree" was used for SSX on Tour . A demo version of a Morningwood song called "Warrior" was used in a Thrillville Payless ShoeSource TV spot. Morningwood received national exposure in the United States as a finalist in December 2005 Yahoo.com's Who's Next. They appeared three times on the , twice each on Late Show with David Letterman , Last Call with Carson Daly , and CD USA and once on Jimmy Kimmel Live! . They played live at the The Tonight Show MTV Studios at midnight for the Human Giant 24 hour marathon. In 2008, the song "New York Girls" was used in the popular . Morningwood's popular song "Best of Me" is featured as the theme song for VH1's Sex and the City movie , and has been remixed by Daisy of Love Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence and also Kevvy Mental ( Kevin James Maher) of Fake Shark - Real Zombie!.
In August 2008, the band finished up work on a new album.
The album, [5 ] Diamonds & Studs, was released October 27, 2009 by VH1 Records, a record company started by VH1 and owned by Viacom. Morningwood was their first and only act.
Shortly after Claret's video for "Snobby Little Elf" premiered on YouTube, the band split for an indefinite hiatus. They regrouped in March 2012 to join Mindless Self Indulgence on a final tour.
The band's final show was on March 11 at Irving Plaza in New York City. Since the disbanding, Claret has started a solo career while Yanowitz has started work on a Broadway musical. [6 ] [7 ]
Their song "Sugarbaby" is used as the theme song to VH1's reality series "You're Cut Off!"
Band members [ edit ]
Touring Members [ edit ]
Discography [ edit ]
Studio albums [ edit ]
Label: Capitol Records
It's Tits [ edit ]
is the second EP from the ensemble. It's Tits [8 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Take Off Your Clothes
Singles [ edit ]
US Mod. Rock
Nth Degree" 30
"New York Girls"
Diamonds & Studs
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
References [ edit ]
^ "Morningwood: Songs, Albums, Pictures, Bios". Amazon.com . Retrieved . 2014-03-21
^ "Morningwood". MTV . Retrieved . October 7, 2011
^ Grose, Jessica (January 9, 2006). "Morningwood". Spin . Retrieved . October 7, 2011
^ Henderson, Alex. "Biography". Allmusic. 2006. Retrieved January 2, 2006.
^ SuicideGirls.com - Interviews > Chantal Claret of Morningwood, Aug 22, 2008
^ "http://www.formspring.me/ChantalClaret". Archived from the original on 2012-07-31.
^ Pedro Yanowitz
^ "It's T*** - Morningwood | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic . Retrieved . 2014-03-29
^ "It s T by Morningwood @ARTISTdirect". Artistdirect.com . Retrieved . 2014-03-29
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