Chicago-based indie pop quintet Gold Motel will open for Farewell Continental at Xtreme Wheels on Thursday, May 19. Greta Mogan (vocals, keys), Eric Hehr (guitar), Dan Duszynski (guitar, vocals), Matt Minx (bass), and Adam Coldhouse (drums) are touring in continued support of their June 2010 debut release Summer House.
Singer-songwriter Greta Morgan formed Gold Motel after The Hush Sound went on hiatus in 2009. On December 15 of the same year, the band released the five-song Gold Motel EP. A week later Gold Motel played their first show at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago to a sold out crowd. In January 2010, they opened for Butch Walker during his residency at Schuba’s in Chicago. Since then Gold Motel has toured the U.S. with the likes of Family of the year, Skybox, Mark Rose, and Hellogoodbye.
Summer House, the debut album from Gold Motel, was released on June 1, 2010. According to the band’s biography: “the ten tracks on Gold Motel’s debut album SUMMER HOUSE are snapshots of dreaming, transient youth in constant motion – driving down desert highways, watching fireworks from the boardwalk, wandering the city in an endless summer but in the end always searching for the safety of home, friends, and love.” The album features singles We’re on the Run and Safe in LA. The song Summer House can be heard in one of Crayola’s commercials, while Perfect in My Mind can be heard in a Labello commercial, and We’re on the Run was recently featured on ABC’s Private Practice.
Gold Motel will return to their home town of Chicago to play their first ever Lollapalooza show in August.
Gold Motel will be playing as main support for Farewell Continental (featuring Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack) on May 19. Also on the bill: i.AM.Angelo and Fighting For First. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available online through ticketweb.com and at the After Dark Office (630 Elmwood Avenue) for $10 in advance and $12 day of show. Xtreme Wheels is located at 365 Hertal Avenue in Buffalo. For more information visit afterdarkpresents.com.
For more information on Gold Motel:
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Download: Gold Motel: Daytrotter Session (February 10, 2011)
Recommended tracks: Perfect in My Mind, We’re On The Run, Safe in L.A.
For fans of: States, The Hush Sound, Smoosh