Mason Lowe (drummer of Seattle’s feel-good, classic rock-inspired outfit Bread & Butter) has announced the release of his debut solo LP, Morning People. The album will be out on June 23rd via Seattle’s Killroom Records. The new album combines the sounds of Glam Rock, 60s girl groups, and Grunge and was recorded by Lowe during the height of the pandemic while he was struggling to keep the doors open at a Seattle human services nonprofit. But these are not 12 songs of loneliness and exhaustion. This is a dozen songs about new love, hot crushes, and friendship.
Reflecting on the process behind the album and first single Lowe said:
“When I started writing songs for this album, I was going through a long lonely period. But ‘Plastered’ was one of the last few songs written for the album. And by then, I was in L-U-V love. I was a straight-up twinkle toes motherfucker! This song is about someone getting steamrolled by love, is heading off the rails, and is just letting it happen.”
The video for “Plastered” features Shane Herrel (Bread & Butter) and Maria-Elena Jaurez (Acapulco Lips) playing maniacally crafted homemade instruments throughout a psychedelic journey without ever leaving the Lowe’s garage.
Check out the below video from Mason Lowe and grab your own copy of Morning People!