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Good Morning Midnight Biography

Good Morning Midnight began spontaneously, like a trip for ice cream or human combustion, when a record store in Iowa became sentient and began immediately devouring itself. The psychedelic folk music was gnashed to bits with every mouthful, the country records ended up smeared in dissonance from a stack of 90’s rock albums someone set aside but never bought, the expensive Brian Eno reissues tried to sneak out with the barrelhouse piano LPs before they became their own snack.

 

The whole wonderful mess of Good Morning Midnight is a cacophony in hushed tones. Sole member and mastermind of the project, Iowa City based Charlie Cacciatore, works with a revolving cast of midwestern musicians to create songs that are tinged with bits of country twang, dreamy and melodic pop, indie rock guitar magic, and precocious lyricism that could only come from the natural earthiness of a midwesterner.

 

Little Village Magazine described their new album, Songs Of Violence, as “...A definitive Midwestern rock album… An aural road trip down county highways in an unfamiliar wood… Tom Petty if he’d started 20 years later.”

 

The Tom Petty comparison is a hefty one, but SOV isn’t the first Good Morning record that has sparked such comparisons. Little Village Magazine said of Good Morning Midnight’s debut album, Basket Of Flowers (2017), "Basket of Flowers is Cacciatore’s Bildungsroman. . .At 19 years old, the world has yet to fully enmesh Cacciatore. When it does, we’ll hear from a songwriter and storyteller with the erudition of [David] Berman or Bob Dylan or Lou Reed."

 

Good Morning Midnight’s second album Both Neither And Both was released a year later in 2018 by Iowa City imprint Long Play Records (William Elliott Whitmore, Elizabeth Moen), and marks a departure from the debut’s more conventional troubadour stylings, twangy slide guitars, and Elliott-Smith-whisper vocals. Instead, the recordings embrace the “pure stupid pleasure of fuzzed-out rock music” (Little Village Magazine).

 

Unlike the teenage innocence and hopefulness of Basket Of Flowers, Both Neither And Both “delivers a voice that... speaks to the uncertainty and tired optimism that accompanies post-adolescence. On Both Neither and Both, Charlie articulates all those wants and fears that make a city on the edge.” (Ugly Iowan).

 

Good Morning Midnight also released a compilation of home recordings in 2019 affectionately titled Songs For Burning And Running From Site.

 

Good Morning Midnight frequently tours across the midwest, and has opened for acts such as Mitski, Palehound, David Dondero, Ratboys, Peaer, and more.

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