Morphine's flame burned bright and fast but was snuffed out before its time when frontman Mark Sandman died suddenly on stage in 1999. From the ashes have risen Vapors of Morphine and they’re playing with a new fire. A mutual passion for experimental & exotic music pervades Vapors of Morphine's 2016 debut album, “A New Low”, while their love for live performances fueled tours across Europe & Russia and South America in 2017.
Original Morphine members Dana Colley (baritone sax) & Jerome Deupree (drums) are joined by transplanted New Orleans’ blues guitarist Jeremy Lyons. They continue to seduce audiences with dreamy soundscapes, applying inventive arrangements to the unique instrumentation of electric baritone saxophone (evocative of Jimi Hendrix’ guitar), the Sandman-style 2string slide bass or electric guitar and mad jazz-rock drums.
A typical Vapors of Morphine show encompasses the noire-tinged Beat generation
influences of the Morphine era sound; in one evening, you’d likely hear Morphine originals, Delta blues, heady African beats and the psychedelic jams that keep their audiences entranced.