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Kendra Morris grew up listening to soul records and harmonizing with her mother, also a singer. She debuted her long player of original songs, Banshee, in summer 2012 on Wax Poetics Records. “Although she could be compared to Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Joss Stone,” says Interview magazine, “the best analogy for Morris might be a modern-day Janis Joplin.” Led by the single “Concrete Waves” and its film noir music video, the album is currently gaining traction in Europe and Japan. The first single of her covers album, Mockingbird (dropped July 30 on Wax Poetics Records), the Pink Floyd classic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” can be heard on the trailer for the Colin Farrell film Dead Man Down.

 

Wax Poetics Records Discography

Mockingbird (WPR028) · iTunesLPCD

Banshee (WPR016) · iTunesLPCD

“Concrete Waves” b/w DJ Premier Remix (WPR014) ·  iTunesSerato 12-inch vinyl

“If You Didn’t Go” b/w “Spitting Teeth” (WPR015) · iTunes45 rpm vinyl

“Pow” b/w “Pow (Doc Delay Remix)” (WPR022) · iTunes

“Shine On You Crazy Diamond” b/w “Evil” (WPR027) · iTunes

 

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Bio

“I have always loved doing covers, because it is a way to breathe a new life into something that I respect,” says Kendra Morris, a singer based in New York City who grew up listening to soul records and harmonizing with her mother in the car. “I think it is important to pay respect to the creator; however, it is so important to bring your own vision to it as well. Everybody hears a song differently. The great thing about a cover is you can take the thing that drew you in originally and build on that or put your own spin on it. Or bring it out so others can more easily hear what you were hearing.”

Morris debuted her long player of original songs, Banshee, in the summer of 2012 on Wax Poetics Records. “Although she could be compared to Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Joss Stone,” says Interview magazine, “the best analogy for Morris might be a modern-day Janis Joplin.” Packed with singles like “Concrete Waves,” “If You Didn’t Go,” and “Pow,” the album is currently gaining traction overseas with a recent Japanese domestic release and European release due in the fall of 2013. To follow up Banshee, Wax Poetics is readying the release of Mockingbird, which is comprised of covers of popular rock and soul songs.

The first single off the forthcoming LP is the Pink Floyd classic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” which brought Morris to the fore due to its inclusion in the trailer for the 2013 Colin Farrell film, Dead Man Down. In addition to Pink Floyd, Mockingbird finds Morris and her prolific band—headed by guitarist/producer Jeremy Page—infusing their distinct soul into songs by Radiohead, David Bowie, Bettye Lavette, Lou Reed, Soundgarden, the Proclaimers, the Beach Boys, Metallica, and more. The second single, “Miss You” by the Rolling Stones, will feature a music video by acclaimed photographer Marc McAndrews.

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  5. […] Morris’s incredible debut lp Banshee is available today on Wax Poetics Records. You can find it on iTunes, Amazon or your favorite local record shop. If you’re in NYC […]

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  9. […] up to the August 28th release of her Wax Poetics Records debut full-length album, Banshee, Kendra Morris will drop a free cover song every Tuesday. […]

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  11. […] produced by our very own Jeremy Page is available now on cd, vinyl, or digital via our friends at Wax Poetics Records. Check out the new video for POW […]

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