Mickey Theis in the band, told the Village Voice about the making of the video in a recent interview: “Matthew [Murphy, the director] had told us that we were going to shoot it on the property of his childhood home. What he didn’t tell us is that he hadn’t cleared it with the family that is currently residing there.”
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Download Motel Motel’s “Cowboy“
Brooklyn five-piece Motel Motel is offering a brand new song, “Cowboy,” for mp3 download. Recorded over the winter and a sign of things to come, the band wanted to give this song to their fans as an additional thank you for the continued support of their Rebel Group (Ra Ra Riot, Say Hi, Loney Dear) debut, the New Denver LP, out this week!
The band just returned from a cross-country tour and performed at a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom last week in NYC with the Harlem Shakes. After a set of Paste/WOXY-presented New England dates with Roman Candle and a performance at the Gothamist showcase at the Northside Festival, the band will be working on some upcoming videos and have a tour of Egypt(!) in the works. More to come on that soon…
Motel Motel’s blend of alt-country and raspy folk rock caught on with writers and fans almost instantly, after the band’s self-released EP started circulating this past year. New York Press, The Huffington Post, New York Post, and The L Magazine designated them as a “must-hear-band,” SPIN recently declared the band’s single, “Coffee,” a “Song You Must Hear Now!” and BrooklynVegan proclaimed a “willingness to gamble it all on these five gifted musicians.” Wired also did a feature on the band’s DIY ethics.
Check out the band’s recent Daytrotter Session (featuring two unreleased tracks!)
…and if you missed it the first time around…
an mp3 for fan favorite, “Coffee” off the New Denver LP.