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the morning after girls
hilbert david

There are moments in time that shape us forever.

How these moments unfold can sometimes be obscured by the chaos of our being however, when Martin B. Sleeman and Sacha Lucashenko crossed paths in Melbourne during the early 2000's, it was very clear what would result.

Bound by a fascination and love for everything that consumes the human existence, they began creating music together that combined each individual's feelings and emotions as one vision.This vision has now become known as the morning after girls.

Since these early days, Martin and Sacha have been writing songs, making records and playing shows everywhere from Melbourne to Manchester, Tokyo to Texas.True works of art require the artist to find themselves at their most vulnerable, their pain exposed, isolated and laid bare, guided by a reality that is their own, but also reflected and influenced by the commonality which connects us all.

With that in mind, it's no surprise that Martin and Sacha relocated to New York City in 2008, a city pulsating with light and dark energy.It's been with great excitement that the band has welcomed Alexander White, EJ Hagen and John Brodeur into the most anticipated time in their journey.With the assistance of Alan Moulder and Robbie Rowlands, the band completed their second album, alone, released through Xemu Records in January 2011.

alone received album of the year honors from the San Francisco Chronicle, The Big Takeover, Detroit Metro Times and Popshifter Magazine, to name a few. the morning after girls were named as one of the top live shows of 2011 by the Minneapolis, St. Louis and Tucson music press.

Hilbert David is a New York based writer and filmmaker, who grew up near a lake bordering Canada.

He discovered the world by driving away at 17, two weeks after finishing school.
In Los Angeles, introductions to people he'd read about made a lasting impression.
He lived with former Hells Angels, studied engineering, switched coasts to write, then switched back to pursue cinema.

He left the United States, but returned to design media.
He took up independent film after that.

He is the director and editor of the award-winning film Ikland, which documents an encounter with a lost people once described as the worst in the world.The film was honored as the Best Documentary of the Boston International Film Festival and has been critically praised by The New York Times, Variety, and Indiewire.He has been a guest on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show and has lectured at Harvard University.

Hilbertʼs projects use unlikely circumstances to reveal more about ourselves than most of us like.Sometimes his stories are real, and sometimes they are surreal.Authenticity is pursued despite his rejection of objectsa dynamic which he views without contradiction, and thinks is dangerous to ignore