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Vapors of Morphine is a Boston-based rock band with an unusual lineup, dreamy soundscapes, and inventive arrangements. Dana Colley (baritone sax), New Orleans blues guitarist/singer Jeremy Lyons, and drummer Jerome Deupree founded the band in 2009 and have released two albums, Ever Expanding Elastic Waste Band in 2010 and A New Low in 2015, with a third album Fear and Fantasy coming out on the UK’s Schnitzel Records in early 2021. Boston area drummer Tom Arey (Peter Wolf, J. Geils Band, Ghosts of Jupiter) took the rhythm reins in 2019 following Jerome Deupree’s departure.
There would be no Vapors of… without Morphine. The band Morphine pioneered a new type of music, “Low Rock,” featuring the unusual yet seductive lineup of baritone sax, 2-string slide bass, and drums. Morphine burned bright and fast but was snuffed out before its time when leader Mark Sandman passed away in 1999. From those ashes rose Vapors of Morphine.
Vapors of Morphine honors their progressive legacy by blazing a new path. Theirs is a truly unique sound; dreamy soundscapes and inventive arrangements with electric baritone sax (evocative of Jimi Hendrix’ guitar), the Sandman-style 2-string slide bass or electric guitar (or electric bouzouki) and jazz-rock drums.