Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Motel Radio's Vast Indie Sound Conjures Up Summer Surf Excursions - See Official Video for "Phasing Out"

The music video for Motel Radio's "Phasing Out" as directed by Conner Reever has a free wheeling off kilter goofiness involving an attraction to a store window manikin. The song itself bobs and sways and has this vast sound that kind of creates it's own wanderlust that for me creates images of northern California cliff views from PCH and surfing excursions to far away places. It is the single from the upcoming new EP "Desert Surf Films" dropping August 12th via Roll Call Records.

All this from a band from New Orleans, Louisiana. Press notes reveal that Motel Radio was born out of a songwriting collaboration between college roommates, Ian Wellman and Winston Triolo, that has since grown into a full band consisting of Eric Lloyd (drums), Andrew Pancamo (bass), and David Hart (keys).

Early writing and recording culminated in the summer of 2015 with the band’s independently released EP ‘Days and Nights.’ The EP earned them supporting slots for national acts such as Drive-By Truckers and Kurt Vile in addition to festival performances at Firefly, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and SXSW, among others. The band was named “Best Emerging Artist” at the 2016 Big Easy Awards in their hometown.

Check out Phasing Out. After a few listens, close your eyes and see what images cascade through your mind.
Robb Donker

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