At the head of a new band, Travis Morrison is set to release his follow-up to 2004’s controversially smeared Travistan in August… and I think most will agree that this upcoming album is a definite step up from his last (however you felt about it). All Y’all has got stronger melodies, a clearer focus, and a number of tunes that welcomely recall T-Mo’s previous band. Just try and tell me you don’t get at least a little excited as soon as Morrison’s familiar voice graces the jazz-fusion build-up of opener “I’m Not Supposed to Like You (But)”. And then immediately following this whetting of appetites he hits you with the polished “As We Proceed”, which may be the standout track of the album. Well played.
For me, Morrison still brings the funky, nerdy, eclectic power-pop like nobody else could. Sure, it’s not another Emergency & I, but what is? What’s also awesome is that you can stream the entire album over at Travis Morrison’s website! Check it out.
Buy: All Y’all comes out August 21st, pre-order it now from Barsuk Records.