Southern Rock / Grunge / Punk
The Athens, GA based T. Hardy Morris, who also lends his talents to Diamond Rugs and Dead Confederate, spent the past year writing and recording the new album. Hardy & The Hardknocks: Drownin On A Mountaintop is the follow up to his critically acclaimed 2013 solo debut Audition Tapes, which was lauded by Stereogum for its “calming beauty,” and praised by Paste for its “wildly passionate” songwriting.
Morris first began playing music with friends in an old trailer behind a buddy’s house that they stocked with pawn shop guitars and amps. “Like a lot of people, me and my friends growing up did a lot of crazy stuff and somehow learned how to play rock and roll in the process,” he remembers. The rebel spirit bursting through the speakers on Morris’ new album Hardy & The Hardknocks: Drownin On A Mountaintop is as much about drawing from a youthful past as it is driven by the future. Much of ...Drownin On A Mountaintop was written and recorded in the run up to the birth of his daughter, adding an element of urgency that pulses throughout the record.