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#HotTake Review - Motel Radio - Siesta Del Sol
Harmonies, harmonies, harmonies...Homemade harmonies for days! What's not to love?! Motel Radio's vocals are a cut above most in alt today as they beautifully (and seemingly effortlessly) conduct multi-part harmonies throughout their debut album 'Siesta Del Sol'. This four piece band from New Orleans is actually fronted by two vocalists and it shows. They're just so damn good vocally.
Let's not leave the music out of this. Motel Radio have a signature blend of alt-pop and psychedelia that you'll be sure to dig. Their guitar riffs are are silky smooth as ice. Their pop sensibilities allow them to offer up music that is radio ready, while their psychedelic aspects provide a nice sonic companion.
Closing Thoughts - I have been straining my brain to think of a good comp from today to bring for Motel Radio. The truth is, their sound is dipped in golden nostalgia with a modern twist. Their harmonies beg me to think of classic surf rock and rock and roll of the past. Their lead guitar work evokes thoughts 60's and 70's psychedelia as it gently drifts over the rhythm. Truth be told, it's altogether unique. That said, if you're looking for something with near vocals that are beyond measure and a groovy edge to it, you've come to the right place. Just in time for summer. Songs we'd recommend: "Ego Death", "M.I.A.", "Liquor Dreams", "Fly Solo", and "Blue Love" Rating - 4/5
Motel Radio Tour (for tickets visit here) * - w/ Summer Salt & Dante Eliphante 7/13: Dallas, TX @ Trees* 7/14: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall* 7/16: Orlando, FL @ The Abbey* 7/17: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum* 7/18: Atlanta, GA @ Hell at The Masquerade* 7/19: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall* 7/20: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry* 7/21: Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall* 7/23: Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore* 7/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw* 7/25: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair* 7/26: Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground* 7/27: Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall* 7/28: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom* 7/29: Detroit, MI @ The Shelter at Saint Andrews Hall* 7/30: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge* 8/1: St Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall* 8/3: St Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill* 8/4: Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck* 8/6: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater* 8/7: Salt Lake, UT @ In the Venue* 8/9: Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret* 8/10: Seattle, WA @ Neumos* 8/11: Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater* 8/13: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall* 8/15: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre* 8/16: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues* 8/17: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom* 8/18: El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace* 9/22: Gulfport, MS @ Chillin' on the Gulf Coast Music Festival