NYC Folk Collective Morningsiders Share New EP; Sell Out City Winery
October 9, 2021 BY Nettwerk
New York City folk-pop trio Morningsiders share their EP, Easy Does It. The group, comprised of Magnus Ferguson, vocals/guitar; Reid Jenkins, fiddle/vocals; and Robert Frech, piano, recorded the EP with iconic producer Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Sharon van Etten, Kurt Vile) at his home studio earlier this year. It was primarily written by Ferguson and arranged in turn by Jenkins with contributions from Frech. They celebrated with a sold-out show at City Winery in NYC.
Known for their unique indie music that bridges the gap between virtuosic, intimate live moments and gorgeously atmospheric studio-produced pop song prowess, the trio have evolved from an acoustic and instrumental-heavy Americana collective comprised of rotating members into today’s guitar-fiddle-piano trio more focused on songcraft and production. They first made a name for themselves on a national level when their song “Empress” topped Spotify’s Viral 50 in 2015 and was featured in a Starbucks commercial featuring Oprah Winfrey. The song now has over 40 million streams on Spotify. The band then released a song each month throughout 2018 and 2019, ultimately releasing the lot as their debut LP, A Little Lift. In 2020, they branched out from their acoustic roots for the folk-rock-driven sophomore album, Pollen. And now, with the release of the new Easy Does It, the trio are set to expand their reach on a larger level while still retaining the moments of brilliant musicianship and quirky sonic maneuvering that first earned them notice.