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ROCKWiRED’S ViDEO TO WATCH FOR: SAiNT MOTEL – DEAR DiCTATOR

November 24, 2009

ROCKWiRED‘s ViDEO TO WATCH FOR:
SAiNT MOTEL – DEAR DiCTATOR

SAINT MOTEL has got film school written all over themselves and that’s perfectly all right. The So-Cal-based band has released their debut EP ‘FOR PLAY’ and are making their presence known visually. “It’s an element that all of us have.” says lead singer AJ JACKSON of the band’s penchant for visual expression. “We all met in film school and we wee all into the visual arts as well but I think that has a lot to do with time we live in. One of the first things I do when I hear a band’s name is look them up on YOUTUBE. I’m a very visual person. I think we all are and it’s something that compliments the music if it’s done right. It’s another dimension of creative expression. We would never want the visuals to detract from the music itself. It is always about music first.”

ROCKWiRED iNTERViEWS SAiNT MOTEL

November 20, 2009

SHAKY AND SWEATY
A.J. JACKSON OF SAiNT MOTEL
TALKS TO ROCKWiRED
ABOUT THEiR DEBUT EP FOR PLAY
THEiR KNACK FOR ViSUALS
AND GiViNG FOLKS A SHOW
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Sometimes, a rock band’s visual sense is just as important as what they offer musically. Having grown up in the 1980s MTV era, I was never of the opinion that visuals take something away from the music. With the MTV era finished thanks to YOUTUBE, it brings a huge smile to my face to see a band like SAINT MOTEL embracing the art form of music video as they have on their first two singles DEAR DICTATOR and BUTCH. It’s no accident that the boys from SAINT MOTEL met at CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY’s prestigious film and media arts program. Visuals aside, the Los Angeles-based foursome deliver a knock out rock n roll punch with the release of their debut EP ‘FOR PLAY’ and are determined to reel folks in with their stunning live shows. “We try to make our shows over the top fun.” says lead singer A.J. JACKSON. “We try to make each show unique and we want everyone to have a really good time. We have been doing that by making every show an event.” (READ MORE)