"Punk and ska do a drunken slam dance when Madison's 4 Aspirin Morning takes the stage." - Madison Isthmus
Born at the bottom of a 40 oz and raised on an 80s and 90s record collection, The 4 Aspirin Morning (4AM) kicks open the cellar door and resurrects the underground punk/ska scene. The 4AM combines hard rock sensibilities with the grittiness of 80s punk and the catchy hooks of early 90s ska. The result: a wave of guitars that collides with a storm of horns to create a fresher, darker, more aggressive sound.
This strange brew fuels a wildly energetic show that will have you grooving to basslines one minute and skankin' in the pit the next, all the while pumping your fist to the chants of every chorus.
The 4AM formed in early 2009, the result of a group of 8 musicians brought together by a classified ad. Their sound was painstakingly refined little by little in a small second story flat above a modest bike shop.
After the departure of the original bassist, drummer, and second singer in 2010, the spots were filled by Drew Ferguson (bass) and Jon Kussow (drums). The backing vocals were taken up as second duty by the horn line, consisting of Joey Underfuck (trumpet), Stranger D. Davenport (trombone) and Thumbmaster Mooney (sax). Jeremiah "Steev" Cupery continued to hold down the offbeats on guitar and rips leads while Chandon Kunz blasts out lead vocals and provides a second guitar to the mix.
The 4AM's current lineup has been gaining citywide and regional attention, most recently for appearances at Summerfest 2010 and contributing to the Madison Area Xmas Compilation (MAXmas) with two tracks available nowhere else.
Future plans include a new six song EP to be released March 2011 as well as a Midwest and West Coast tour. So get ready to swim... The 4AM is rising, and riding on the crest of a new wave.