Depending on who you ask, Porkomorph is either a psychedelic punk band out of West Hartford, CT or the sound of an elderly bronchitic having a first-rate sneeze. (You’ve asked me, and I say it’s the former.) The brainchild of hometown buds Ben Astrachan (vocals, guitar, keyboard) and Jackson Zinn-Rowthorn (vocals, guitar), Porkomorph melds Astrachan’s prog-rock sensibilities with Zinn-Rowthorn’s four-chord folk-punk ethos to concoct a curious compendium of playful tracks that tip-toe the slack-line between outlandish and accessible.
In summer 2016, the pair joined forces with magical multi-instrumentalist Gianni Gardner to record their first album, “Big Vitamin”, featuring the smash-hits “Sujata” and “Let’s Take LSD”. A year later, Porkomorph added drummer Sam Steinberg and guitarist Joey Seigel to its lineup, recording a rock n’ roll EP and making a triumphant entrée into the realm of live performance with a gig on Astrachan’s front lawn. Shortly afterward, Astrachan and Zinn-Rowthorn enlisted enigmatic recluse Austin Koenigstein to produce their second EP of the summer recorded on Koenigstein's 8-track. Their future is bright, they hope.
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