13 Songs, 38 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings
56 Ratings

take off your clothes!

this album is hot hot hot. I always felt like morningwood the band was so much more amazing than their self titled release three years prior would lead you to believe. it had its good tracks (like jetsetter and take off your clothes) but overall the non-a-side singles lacked a certain oomph. this album has plenty of that oomph, in every single track. it brings to mind lacing a pop melody with a heavy rock/metal backbone and feeding some speed into the mix. completely electric, perfect to get amped up for a night out or to blast as you drive/work/whatever. 3 years in the making and a true labor of love between chantal and pedro, this album rocks!


An awesome step up with the same spirit

I enjoy Morningwood's first offering, but this is a fantastic step upwards. The songs are more solid and consistent, and there are catchy hooks all over the place. This is fun, rock-n-roll electro pop with a whole lot of attitude. Chantal's vocals are confident and unique, and the sound is cohesive and never ever boring. All in all, well worth the wait! Stand out tracks are Sugarbaby and How You Know It's Love. Cat in a Box is a softer side to Morningwood, quietly anguished, and it works beautifully. Brava!


I love Morningwood!

Chantal& pedro. Merci. I really needed some kind of miracle to finish this history paper tonight... I found it. And it came in the form of this cd ;)
upbeat, awesome pop, morningwood has this crazy unique sound, really great.
"killer life"is maybe my favorite...but its hard to choose, there all great.

About Morningwood

New York City's Morningwood brought a delightfully trashy and hedonistic sense of fun to alternative pop/rock in the early 21st century. Led by vocalist Chantal Claret, whose colorful and sexy approach owed much to the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde and the Divinyls' Christina Amphlett, the Big Apple foursome formed in 2001, molding elements of hard rock, punk, new wave, and glam rock into a sex-driven amalgam of sound. Core members Claret and bassist Pedro Yanowitz (an ex-member of the Wallflowers, for whom he played drums) had originally met at a birthday party, while guitarist Richard Steel (formerly of the band Spacehog) and drummer Japa Keenon O climbed aboard soon after. In 2003, Morningwood recorded their self-titled debut EP, which they released independently on their own Rockhardcock Records label; they followed its release with a four-track EP titled It's T***. The band then signed to Capitol Records on the strength of its live show, which had earned an infamous reputation in New York for its good-natured sexuality and sweaty energy. Producer Gil Norton signed on to helm the band's debut album, Morningwood, which was released in early 2006. Morningwood gained some exposure in 2009 when their song "The Best of Me" was chosen as the theme song for VH1's Daisy of Love. Later that year, the band released its sophomore record, Diamonds & Studs. ~ Alex Henderson

New York, NY




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