- 2011 toured with TV on the Radio in Miami, Orlando, Tampa/St.Petersburg, Jacksonville, Tulsa...
- 50000 views on youtube channel
- 1900 FB fans - with about 10 %- 25% fans active daily.
- Sputnik Blog - Top album list 2011
- Played over 80 shows in 25 cities in the last year including Tulsa, St. Louis, Columbia, New Orleans, Baton Rouge in April. Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Vegas, LA, San Diego, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, and Desert Rocks festivals, Florida, Boston, Providence, and NYC.
- 3rd place in Austin Music awards Experimental Indie category after less than 1 year performing.
- Released the audio-visual documentary experience, SORNE: Children of the Black Mountain by Javier Antonio Avellan at SXSW 2012
- played over 60 shows in 20 cities including sharing bills with international acts Art vs. Science, Avi Buffalo, Keller Williams, Dawes, Blitzen Trapper, Dillon Francis and Rubblebucket
SORNE is known for their mind-blowing, multimedia live performances and the use of only the voice, homemade instruments and found objects in the recording of the self-released debut album House of Stone. The album is an epic tale of five siblings coming to terms with their suffering, seeking atonement, salvation, redemption, freedom and to defend what remains of their heritage, in the wake of their father's untimely death at the hands of the First Born son. This story has captivated fans and critics alike and is just the introduction to the saga. In 2011 SORNE toured with acclaimed Interscope recording artist TV on the Radio, after catching the ear of Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe at SXSW and being personally asked to join them on selective dates. In less than a year, SORNE has gained a strong following around the world and in particular, the hypercompetitive Austin music scene, and is poised to make 2012 a break out year. A short film based on the characters and narrative behind House of Stone premiered at the SXSW Film Festival this year. Most recently, SORNE completed a very successful West Coast tour including explosive sets at the festivals Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis and Desert Rocks 2012 as well as a performance with Kyp Malone's side project Rain Machine at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. SORNE has played over 80 shows in 25 cities in the last year, including sharing bills with international acts TV on the Radio, James Blake, Little Dragon, Beats Antique, Gang Gang Dance,The Glitch Mob, Bassnectar, Bluetech, Lucent Dossier Experience, Maps & Atlases, CasioKids, Art vs. Science, Avi Buffalo, Keller Williams, Dawes, Blitzen Trapper, Dillon Francis and Rubblebucket.
http://www.facebook.com/sornemusic Best to view music, videos, etc. in one place
http://sorne.com/ For synopsis of the narrative behind the album
http://www.youtube.com/user/Morgansorne 25 Videos with more than 30,000 views
http://sorne.bandcamp.com/album/house-of-stone To stream or download album for free
MUSIC VIDEOS and FILMS:
SORNE - Golden Death Chant -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJmHqH3v6sw
SORNE - Second Sun -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHXSXlsg0Ho
SORNE: Children of the Black Mountain Trailer -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpK3tf13cR4
SORNE Live at the Texas Music Theater -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEr34BuINt8
SORNE Live Performance of Omnipotent -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiEmPENxRrc
SORNE Live w/TV on the Radio -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28j3rmjhxdI
SORNE Live Performance on Balcony TV -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHOaalPHMNYInterview and Performance -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TJshGThjjY
"A wonderful brand of twisted, deeply textured abstract pop. Sonically and conceptually it reaches beyond genre definition." – Bowlegs Music
"Nonconformist in nature, brilliant in execution. This is absolutely phenomenal in every sense of the word. Music cannot get more unique and authentic as this."
– Sputnik Music #4 of their Best of 2011 list
"SORNE sounds of the future gawking at you with a gaping mouth, fearlessly and enveloped in mysticism. They will make you lose your mind." – Red River
"Sounds like Anthony and the Johnsons inhabiting the more esoteric realms of the Mars Volta." – Austin Powell of the Austin Chronicle
"A conceptual, wide screen epic that unfolds in shivering awe." – Doug Freeman of the Austin Chronicle
"Echoes of Tv on the Radio’s ghostly pop." – San Francisco’s Bold Italic
"Somewhere in the same realm as Yeasayer’s psychedelic pop." – Austin 360
"I definitely recommend going to the show and witnessing the otherworldly artistic performance for yourself." – OVRLD
"Theatrical creativity at its finest. This one deserves your complete attention." – Austin Music Weekly
"Completely blown away." – Peel Post
"SORNE literally took the audience into ritual trance and showed them the beauty of the human experience with rhythm, storytelling and vocal melodies. By the end, the entire audience was building a giant cone of power letting the musical priests on stage take the energy and release it into the multi-verse. I knew magick was afoot because once they left the stage, I wanted to smoke an after sex cigarette." - Americanamagic.com/blog.html