Morrow’s Memory Interview June 13, 2010

June 14, 2010 by: Shauna O'Donnell

June 8, 2010

MORROW’S MEMORY

Detroit, Michigan

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By: Shauna O’Donnell

MUEN: LET’S BEGIN WITH A BIT OF HISTORY ON THE BAND. HOW DID THE BAND COME TOGETHER?

MORROW’S MEMORY: The band started as a creative rock project between long time high school friends and former bandmates of a previous project, Zach Novak (Drums) and Joe Wolford (Lead Guitar). Over the course of roughly half a year, contact with over thirty local musicians and nearly a dozen auditions, the ideal lineup was complete. Additional members were added in the following order: Tony Fitchett (Lead Vocals), Brian Sasanas (Vocals and Guitar), Scott Sarnia (Bass) and Mike Fritz (Keyboard).

MUEN: WHAT IS THE MUSIC SCENE LIKE IN DETROIT?

MORROW’S MEMORY: We’re sure it’s like most other major cities in the US. There are certainly a lot of bands in the Metro-Detroit area trying to do the same sort of thing as we are. Some are half-hearted and others fully into it. There are quite a few really talented groups and individuals that haven’t gotten the recognition that they deserve, but we have also been proud to see a few select bands progress to a national level.

MUEN: THE BAND IS FAIRLY NEW, WHEN WAS THE FINAL LINE-UP COMPLETE?

MORROW’S MEMORY: The final lineup was completed in September of 2009. Although we may be a new band, none of us are new to the music scene. We have all had previous experience performing with other rock bands in the Metro-Detroit area, in which some have had large local followings, received major radio airplay and released full-length albums.

MUEN: HOW DID THE NAME MORROW’S MEMORY COME ABOUT AND WHOSE IDEA WAS IT?

MORROW’S MEMORY: We went through a very tedious and vigorous process of compiling band names between the six of us and some of our friends, which left us with over two-hundred names to work with! It was important that we came to an agreement on something that we all liked. We narrowed it down further and further and ended up with “Morrow’s Memory”. That particular name was one of Joe’s ideas. It stemmed from the concept that everything in life becomes a memory of tomorrow. And on a similar note, the lyrics of our songs often revolve around life themes, which we feel allows the listener to relate to our music.

MUEN: HOW MANY SONGS HAVE YOU WRITTEN AS A BAND? IS AN EP OR FULL LENGTH IN THE WORKS AT THIS TIME? IF SO, WHEN WILL IT RELEASE?

MORROW’S MEMORY: Currently we have written eight songs and recorded three of them at Minx Recording Studio (Farmington Hills, MI). We will most likely skip doing an EP and go straight to releasing a full length album. We plan to record the remaining songs in a few different sessions throughout the year and hopefully release the album in late 2010 or early 2011.

MUEN: WHO DOES THE PRODUCTION FOR YOUR BAND?

MORROW’S MEMORY: We write our music using a collaborative approach in which we all have a say. Members will write individual parts or songs and present them to the band. We then decide (as a band) whether or not we want to move forward with each particular part or song. After that, there is often some fine-tuning involved before it fully exemplifies the “Morrow’s Memory sound”. We don’t have an outside producer, but we do respect the opinion of whomever is recording us, as long as our tastes align.

MUEN: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT HEARD YOUR MUSIC, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE IT?

MORROW’S MEMORY: Sophisticated rock accented with strong musicianship, melodic vocals, and your grandmother’s best warm apple pie! In all seriousness, our music is something that we want to really hold up well and hit home with a lot of people. It needs to feel good, be empowering and sometimes even “hurt so good”.

MUEN: HAVE YOU PLAYED ANY SHOWS YET LIVE?

MORROW’S MEMORY: Our debut show is scheduled for July 10th at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan. We will be sharing the stage with our friends Ignoring the Echoes, All Hands Lost and Nothing For Now. We have all waited a long time to get out there and start pleasing the masses, as we’ve all done so in the past. Once you have heard people cheering for “one more song”, there really is no going back…ever. It’s addicting! We couldn’t be more excited to share our music and get back on stage!

MUEN: WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AS FAR AS RADIO PLAY?

MORROW’S MEMORY: We are currently receiving some airplay from a major station in Michigan and Canada called 89X (88.7 FM) and have also been featured on some internet-based stations. After we get some shows under our belt, we plan to work toward getting our music out to a mass amount of college stations, internet stations and also to other major stations.

MUEN: ARE YOU CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR LABEL SUPPORT OR DO YOU INTEND ON DOING EVERYTHING YOURSELVES?

MORROW’S MEMORY: Currently we are taking the independent artist approach, but we wouldn’t be opposed to label support if a reasonable deal were to be presented from a major label.

MUEN: WAS THERE ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO ADD OR SAY?

MORROW’S MEMORY: We’d first like to extend special thanks to you and your magazine for supporting local music and giving us this great opportunity in interviewing us! We are happy to be a part of it!

Additionally, we wanted to say that we are truly in this for all of the right reasons. It’s because we love the music and want to share our passion. We want people to listen to the meanings in our songs and walk away with a great experience. None of us could ask to write and perform with a better group of guys!

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