Song of the day: Motel Beds – "Hopeless"

Last week I posted a song by Motel Beds, a band I knew next to nothing about.

I’m pleased to say that I was contacted by Ian (Hi, Ian!), the band’s drummer, who filled me in on who they are. Ian pointed me in the direction of their website, and it told me everything I needed to know:

Motel Beds is a rock band from Dayton, Ohio.

They have been together in various permutations since the proto-blog days of 2003, when their first EP Hasta Mañ̃ana garnered positive feedback. A track from this EP, Laugh Until You Die, was included on the first volume of the popular series The Artist’s Den.”

Time passed, as it must. In 2007, the band solidified their line-up in 2007 and managed to write and record three albums between 2009-2010: Moondazed,” and their first full-length, “Feelings.”

Like men possessed, they have soldiered on, writing and recorded at an astounding rate and, in March 2011, released their critically acclaimed album, Sunfried Dreams.”

The band is now pleased to announce the release of their second LP of the year, Tango Boys,” on Chapel Hill, NC’s No More Fake Labels. The band was also warmly received at the 2011 CMJ Festival, and had its music hand-picked to appear on the 2011 CMJ Freeplay mixtape.

Momentum continues to build with a track from “Tango Boys,” Tropics of the Sand (featuring vocals by Kelley Deal of The Breeders) already playing on Sirius XM Radio. In 2012, the band plans more touring, more recording and playing the No More Fake Labels showcase at the South by Southwest festival.

And here’s one of their tracks:

Motel Beds – “Hopeless (2011)

I’d like to point out that “Hopeless” isn’t particularly typical of the band’s music. (I chose it because it’s the one I liked the most.)

This is:

Motel Beds – “Lit Eyes (2011)

And this:

Motel Beds – “Chuck Solo (2011)

And this:

Motel Beds – “Mr. Salad Days (2011)

Incidentally, their back catalogue (except for their latest album, Tango Boys) is available for free (yippee!) at Bandcamp.

Motel Beds official website
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Motel Beds on Twitter
Motel Beds on YouTube

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