So not just a possible awkwardly-too-long song title for a upcoming Sufjan Stevens opus, Flowers From The Man Who Shot Your Cousin is in fact the great moniker for the recordings of Morgan Caris. I thought I would take a moment to revisit this great album from 2006 and provide you with the information on your next album purchase.
I am sure you all are aware with the music blogging community being ever expanding (now with myself included), it can be hard to find some good solid tunes that haven’t been picked over a million times. With that being said, I am sure some of you are already familiar with FFTMWSYC (or “Fowers…” from this point forward) and I hopefully am not burdening you with mention of this great music. More so, if you are not familiar and are looking for a solid album to pick up this week – “Hapless” is it. Hapless has a true independent feel; a touch lo-fi, sparse, acoustic and something that you would think could have been created through a possible catharsis. Not that I claim to know what was behind Morgan’s music on the album, but there is a cohesiveness to the stories of relationships on Hapless. I dare say, and actually suggest, that it needs to be listened through completely in one straight shot.
To let you know where I am coming from, I have crossed paths with “Flowers…” over the course of the last couple of years on various internet music communities and have been enjoying the “Hapless” album for the that entire time. “Flowers…” has but one official full length album, but there are a few jems able to be found on compilations (Waterhouse and “Have a Good Night”) and EPs (a great Hinah release)
Morgan Caris is a New York native who often finds himself living between Vancouver, Canada and Paris, France – and hopefully he can stay in one place long enough to put together another great release. I am crossing my fingers on this one. Until that time where I can announce a new release from “Flowers…” on a blog post, listen along with a couple of my favourites (including my actual favourite “Sweet Wife”) from Hapless below.