EXCLUSIVE NEW DOWNLOAD: Motel Motel - Coffee + River
Just as you would count “Motel, motel, motel…” along the interstate, the band Motel Motel would have you rambling and moving past the storefronts and pit stops of America, traversing some great plain of the country’s heartland or history, extending your journey beyond its initial plan, stretching the rubber treads of your tires. The band writes Americana epics about liquids, lights and leaving shit behind, their songs usually pushing over five minutes and busting their flannel seams with sighing organs and sharp steel strings. There’s a wiry, almost cackling way that Motel Motel sing about their stories and their poisons, soaking their chamber-porch jams in preacher fire.
Below you’ll find two exclusive downloads from the band’s newly-released album New Denver. “Coffee” shuffles, skids and breaks open into a slamming ballad of chasing off inebriation, while “River” sets itself comfortably into surrounding mountaintops like a less drunk Whiskeytown. Download them both below, and make sure to grab the full-length over at iTunes if you dig.
Sounds like: Whiskeytown, The Felice Brothers, Flying Burrito Brothers