Motel Motel – Old York EP, New Denver LP

by oz on April 17, 2008

Motel Motel

We’ve had some really great unsigned bands on HearYa in the past. Some of my favorites have been The Record Low, Pale Young Gentlemen, Gringo Star, Cracklin Moth, and yesterday Woody featured a great album by Bean Pickers Union. I think I have a new band to add to the list and their name is Motel Motel.

Motel Motel hails from New York City and are polishing up their debut album entitled New Denver. They describe their sound as “shwag rock” which is a fitting description I suppose. Wait. I know what you’re thinking, but this five-piece is not a jam band and their songs aren’t all about smoking weed. They also sing about cocaine and coffee.

I haven’t had a chance to listen to the entire album, but “Pedal Steel” is a standout track from the upcoming New Denver and “Coffee” is a great tune from their Old York EP, available now on iTunes for under $5.00. As for the sound, they play a brand of garage-Americana that draws on influences ranging from Sonic Youth to Willie Nelson.

Motel Motel on MySpace

Motel Motel – Pedal Steel

Motel Motel – Coffee

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

D.Bradley cowley April 18, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Saw Motel Motel last saturday night and they blew me away! Tons of energy..loved the beat.. I predict they’ll be big…way too much talent not to.. especially that “chick magnet” mickey…ha! you should’ve seen all the groupies…(can ya tell I’m jealous?) Rock on Brothers!! DBC

dr. stormy leather May 7, 2008 at 6:24 pm

yeah, they were incredible at the annex!! wish they would of played mexico though…but they did have an encore, it was pretty fucking sweet.

this band is really good, i cant wait for the new album!!!!!!!!!

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