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Morningwood is an alternative rock band from New York Citymarker, USAmarker, founded in 2001. Morningwood was signed to Capitol Recordsmarker.


Morningwood, was produced by Gil Norton, known for his work with Pixies, the Foo Fighters, and Echo & the Bunnymen. Singles from the album include "Nth Degree", "Jetsetter" and "New York Girls." They toured with Mindless Self Indulgence, Head Automatica, Gang of Four, Kasabian, and The Sounds on various legs of their US tour in 2006.

Their song "Nth Degree" has been used in several Mercury vehicle commercials, featuring actress Jill Wagner. Another of their songs, "NĂ¼ Rock," was used in the video games Burnout Revenge, SSX On Tour, Thrillville. A demo version of a Morningwood song called "Warrior" was used in a Payless shoes TV spot. Morningwood received national exposure in the United States as a finalist in December 2005's Who's Next. They appeared three times on The Late Show with David Letterman, twice on Last Call with Carson Daly and CD USA, and once each on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. They played live at the MTV Studiosmarker at midnight for the Human Giant 24 hour marathon. In 2008, the song "New York Girls" was used in the popular Sex and the City movie.

Morningwood's lead singer Chantal Claret is famous for commanding audience members to take off their clothes, typically when the song "Take Off Your Clothes" is performed. A brave spectator will often climb atop the stage and strip.

Morningwood's popular song "Best of Me" is featured as the theme song for Vh1's Daisy of Love, and has been remixed by Little Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence and also Kevvy Mental (Kevin James Maher) of Fake Shark - Real Zombie!.

In August 2008, the band was finishing up work on a new album. The album, Diamonds & Studs, was released October 27, 2009.

Band members


Studio albums

Year Album details Chart Positions
2006 Morningwood 102 1
2009 Diamonds & Studs TBD TBD


Year Album details
2005 Morningwood
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Rockhardcock
2008 Sugarbaby
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Capitol Records


  • New York Girls (2005) (Capitol Records). (source)
  • It's Tits 12" (self-released). (source)
  • Sugarbaby (2008) (Capitol Records)

Year Title Chart Positions Album
Modern Rock Tracks
2005 "Nth Degree" 30 Morningwood


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