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Motel Black


  1. 1.
    White Bitch
  2. 2.
    Culture Shock
  3. 3.
    The Snake That Eats Itself
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  5. 5.
    Master of Reality Revisited
First emerging on the Boston scene in the Spring of 2016, Motel Black (then playing under the short-lived name Governor) released singles "Nickel Chaser" and "Headphones" while playing its first string of shows.
An 8-song collection of demos dubbed "A Commonwealth Songbook" followed on November 11, 2016 at a release party thrown in the bowels of the Cantab in Cambridge. Recorded and mixed entirely by the band members in their basements and bedrooms, the release was presented as a 24-pg. book that lyrically and visually depicted the changing Boston landscape from which the group was birthed. Upon its release, The Noise Boston labeled the band's sound as an amalgamation of alt / indie / stoner rock, adding, "The music hits hard. It’s stealthy, and wastes no time in coming in for the kill right from the start."
The four-piece immediately began work on new songs in early 2017, decamping to a farmhouse in rural Maine, the quietest place imaginable, to record a more raucous set of material. The sessions yielded Motel Black's proper debut "Culture Shock EP", arriving on April 4, 2018 on the eve of a sold-out support slot at The Middle East Upstairs. Mixed by Ryan Stack and mastered by Dan Coutant (Jawbox, Matt Pond PA, The Sword), the EP was hailed as "deeply satisfying" by Rock the Pigeon blog and "an honest showcase of quality alternative rock" by Velvety music blog.
The band is currently working on a new record for a 2020 release.


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