Instead of trying our damnedest to come up with a compelling description of Conduits singer Jenna Morrison, we’re going with the one in the press notes for the band’s new album. She has, say these press notes, “that rare combination of attainability and remoteness.” Perfect.
Morrison came to the Omaha band after JJ Idt and Nate Mickish, guitarists in other local acts, had gotten together with the intention of creating riveting soundscapes. Rounded out by bassist Mike Overfield, keyboardist Patrick Newbery and drummer Roger Lewis, Conduits began opening for visiting bands like the Hold Steady, and did a short tour with Omaha faves Bright Eyes.
They also began work on their self-titled debut, due March 20 on Team Love. The band is giving away the first song, “Top of the Hill,” and atmospheric and rugged track that sends shuddering, overdriven guitars and swathes of keyboards swirling around Morrison’s serene vocals.
Top of the Hill