Travis Morrison Hellfighters photographed by David Holloway

Travis Morrison Hellfighters

Hometown: Washington, DC (USA)


I live in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC with my girlfriend, and I work at the Washington Post website, where I'm in charge of advertising programming and production.

For the past two years, I have done charity work with an organization called We Are Family DC which visits and delivers groceries to disadvantaged elderly people across the city. Some of them have become what I would call friends; We'll take over my laptop on a weekday night and watch a DVD.

I'm always on the hunt for new (at least to me) music. Recent great gigs I've seen include Erase Errata, Subtle Six, Jukebox the Ghost, and Tortoise... recorded stuff is harder to say because I don't really divide things up by album mentally anymore. (Did anyone, ever–) I've listened to a lot of honky tonk and early rock and roll, classical (Fernando Sor, Dietrich Buxtehude, Mozart, early Medieval polyphony stuff) and golden–era rap I missed along the way. And I like that Maroon 5 single.

I have also been singing in church choirs in DC and have just finished up a season at the National Cathedral. A lot of that music is unfamiliar to me, so that's been very rewarding. You really can't beat the gospel arrangements of William Dawson, as far as I can tell. Whenever Dawson music comes out I get amped. But a couple of more European things made me snuffle a bit while singing them. I really liked Elgar's "Ave Verum Corpus," Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus" (anything called "Ave Verum Corpus" I guess), Thomas Tallis and Anton Bruckner.

Related Bands

Dismemberment Plan


Travis Morrison Hellfighters All Y'All

Travis Morrison Hellfighters

All Y'All (2007)


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Travis Morrison (Dismemberment Plan, Hellfighters) retires from music
Veteran musician Travis Morrison has retired from music. Morrison was the frontman of DC art-punks Dismemberment Plan and also released solo material under the name Travis Morrison Hellfighters. He posted his retirement announcement to his official website saying: Retired! No…
July 04, 2009

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