CLEFT ‘MOTHS’ PRESSING: SOLD OUT. Jacob Morris is now on the lovely new Strolling Bones imprint! They've released his 2023 followup EP Slow Funeral and picked up Moths as well! Please give his new EP a LISTEN. We believe he is in good hands!
North Carolinian songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist (mostly cello/guitar picker), Jacob Morris spent many years playing and living in Athens, Georgia's music biome. He started cello in Austin, TX at the age of four, and played with his musical family until he left home. The unique music community that is Athens attracted him during the ‘00s, and since then he's supported some of its finest musicians and songwriters playing cello, guitar, bass, and keys- artists as diverse as Ham 1, Vic Chesnutt, Liz Durrett, Madeline, and Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers. Taking cues from the psychedelic pop and folk of this robust scene, Jacob crafted a stellar debut with his Moths album. A beautiful voice — reminiscent of Elliott Smith, Love is Overtaking Me-era Arthur Russell, and John Cale — paired with a timeless songwriting sense that evokes reflection and meditation akin to a Nick Drake or Roy Harper track, Morris seams it all together with a roster of eclectic musicians that have played with everyone from The Olivia Tremor Control, Silver Jews, Clem Snide, Cindy Wilson and many others. Fellow GA artist, Madeline, added some chilling harmonies that give songs a Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac feel. Moths was recorded over three sessions in Nashville with Cleft house producer/engineer Loney John Hutchins during 2011-2012. The result of these sessions is a lush sonic landscape that is breathtaking at its most beautiful moments, and unassumingly charming at its most humble.
Cleft has co-released Jacob Morris's 'MOTHS' debut LP with Athens GA label, Cloud Recordings! These are mixed colored vinyl with full color dust jacket. Orders will ship much earlier in advance of this album's December street date. Download card is included (LP SOLD OUT).
Available on CD (8.99):