Morse Coda

Explosive choruses, brooding lyrics, and an ever commanding stage presence are just a few of the ingredients in the Philly-based trio's recipe for rock and roll, putting the same amount of finesse toward nurturing their own brand of fresh-gutta-music-school Generation Y rock as they do nodding to their heroes. Steering the shredders' ship is lead singer Michael James Stipe who undoubtedly shines most when he's wailing the groups darker numbers; during their flip of the Doors' classic "Five To One", his vocal delivery is near indistinguishable from Morrison himself. But all the influences aside, the real magic of Morse Coda is the chemical reaction that happens when the trio of Stipe, Bonham-esque drummer Brian Doherty, and the groups newest addition, guitar virtuoso Liam Tinny join forces, creating a trio with a sound so seismic it it leaves little doubt that rock and roll is still alive and well, and Morse Coda may very well be the pulse it needs. [+]