Morning Teleportation

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Morning Teleportation
Background information
Origin Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
Genres Psychedelic rock
Years active2005–present
Labels Glacial Pace Recordings
Website link
MembersTravis Goodwin
Joseph Jones
Alex Lindsey
Past membersTiger Merritt

Morning Teleportation is an American psychedelic rock band formed in 2009 when Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States, natives Travis Goodwin (keyboards), Tres Coker (drums), and Paul Wilkerson (bass) met up with Chicago transplant Tiger Merritt (vocals/guitar), who had just moved to their hometown for college. [1] In the last few years they have played at Electric Forest Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and Sasquatch! Music Festival and supported The Flaming Lips, Cage The Elephant, Primus and Modest Mouse.

Psychedelic rock Style of rock music

Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture, which is centred around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs. The music is intended to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs, most notably LSD. Many psychedelic groups differ in style, and the label is often applied spuriously.

Bowling Green, Kentucky City in Kentucky, United States

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. As of 2017, its population of 67,067 made it the third most-populous city in the state after Louisville and Lexington; its metropolitan area had an estimated population of 165,732; and the combined statistical area it shares with Glasgow has an estimated population of 218,870.

Electric Forest is a 5-day, one-weekend, multi-genre event with a focus on electronic and jam band genres, held in Rothbury, Michigan, at the Double JJ Resort. In 2017 and 2018, the festival expanded to 2 weekends back to back, before switching back to one weekend for 2019. The original event was called Rothbury Festival, debuted in 2008, and focused on jam bands and rock bands. The event was not held in 2010. Electric Forest, which debuted in 2011, is co-produced by Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events. The 2015 event drew an estimated 45,000 attendees.


On April 4, 2019, the band announced through their Facebook page that Tiger Merritt had died. [2]


In 2009, the band signed to Glacial Pace Recordings. On March 8, 2011, their debut album, Expanding Anyway , was released on both vinyl and compact disc. The record was produced by Modest Mouse vocalist Isaac Brock. [3] [4]

<i>Expanding Anyway</i> 2011 studio album by Morning Teleportation

Expanding Anyway is the debut full-length album by psychedelic rock band Morning Teleportation. The album was released on Glacial Pace Recordings on March 8, 2011, on both compact disc and vinyl formats.

Compact disc Optical disc for storage and playback of digital audio

Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982. The format was originally developed to store and play only sound recordings (CD-DA) but was later adapted for storage of data (CD-ROM). Several other formats were further derived from these, including write-once audio and data storage (CD-R), rewritable media (CD-RW), Video Compact Disc (VCD), Super Video Compact Disc (SVCD), Photo CD, PictureCD, CD-i, and Enhanced Music CD. The first commercially available audio CD player, the Sony CDP-101, was released October 1982 in Japan.

Isaac Brock (musician) American musician

Isaac Kristofer Brock is the lead singer, guitarist, banjoist, and songwriter for the American indie rock band Modest Mouse, as well as his side project band, Ugly Casanova. As a songwriter he is noted for wordplay and frequent use of metaphors, philosophical lyrics, themes of oppressive rural lifestyles, and certain phrases and sayings commonly used in the early to mid-20th century and in blue collar environments.

In 2011, Wilkerson left the band. In 2012, Coker was replaced with Joseph Jones. Alex Lindsey, brother of Mona bassist Zach Lindsey, also joined the band full-time on bass. Also in April 2012, Merritt revealed in an interview that the band had moved back to their hometown, Bowling Green, Kentucky to write material for their next album. The band released their second studio album in 2017. [5] [6]

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