The wonderful folks of Paste Magazine recently named Motel Beds the “Best of What’s Next.” The long-loved magazine will also include the band on a forthcoming sampler. Thanks to Jeff Milo, Josh Jackson, Bonnie Stiernberg, and all at Paste. Motel Beds wrap up the year with a few more dates.
08/16/14 • Cleveland, OH • Beachland Tavern*
08/22/14 • Dayton, OH • Dayton Rock Revue @ Gilly’s**
08/26/14 • “THESE ARE THE DAYS GONE BY” RLS DATE
08/29/14 • Fort Wayne, IN • The Brass Rail***
08/30/14 • Daytrotter Session • Rock Island, IL
08/30/14 • Chicago, IL • The Empty Bottle^
08/31/14 • N. Manchester, IN • The Firehouse
09/12/14 • Athens, OH • Central Venue
09/13/14 • Pittsburgh, PA • The Smiling Moose
09/14/14 • Youngstown, OH • Historian Session
09/25/14 • Cincinnati, OH • Midpoint Music Fest
09/26/14 • New Bremen, OH • Pumpkin Fest
09/27/14 • Buffalo, NY • Buffalo Poetry & Art Fest
09/28/14 • Buffalo, NY • Silo Session
10/03/14 • Indianapolis, IN • Do317 Lounge
10/04/14 • Dayton, OH • Dayton Music Fest @ Bob’s
10/10/14 • Bloomington, IN • The Bishop^^
10/11/14 • St. Louis, MO • Plush
10/17/14 • Nashville, TN • The Stone Fox
10/18/14 • Bowling Green, KY • Tidball’s
10/24/14 • Cleveland, OH • Happy Dog
10/25/14 • Morgantown, WV • 123 Pleasant St.
10/31/14 • Dayton, OH • Halloween @ Bob’s^^^
11/01/14 • Athens, OH • Halloween @ Jackie O’s#
11/21/14 • Dayton, OH • U.D. @ McGinnis / ArtStreet
12/05/14 • Charleston, WV • The Empty Glass
12/06/14 • Washington D.C.
WTF? Marc Maron loves on Motel Beds!
In addition, American Songwriter recently listed Beds as their “Daily Discovery”!
Marc Maron, David Dye, MOJO Editor in Chief Jenny Bulley, and many more have all loved on Motel Beds. This has resulted in some real cachet for our Dayton sons!
Ark Life’s The Dream of You and Me is out now! The band has been garnering some great press. Here is a small smattering below:
American Songwriter Video Premiere of “Proud of Me Out There, Mama”
Paste Song Premiere of “Let Your Heart Break”
Daytrotter Session [link]
PopMatters Review [link]
HeyReverb Interview [link]
NPR World Cafe recently endorsed Motel Beds as their NPR World Cafe Next Artist of the Week. Legendary World Cafe host David Dye had wonderful things to say about the band and their Misra debut These Are the Days Gone By. It was such an honor! You can [listen here].
Agit Reader’s Kevin Elliott recently wrote a fantastic feature on Motel Beds. Seriously, it’s one of the most compelling pieces written on the band. Beds’ bassist Tod Weidner is interviewed.
8.1 Pitchfork Review
THE PARANOID STYLE
EPs I & II
Featuring members of Bird of Youth + The Mendoza Line
CROOKS ON TAPE
Fingerprint + never-before-heard bonus B-Side
Stereogum Video Premiere
Featuring Members of Brainiac, Enon, Caribou, Vertical Scratchers, Skeleton Key
Oh, Holy Night! *Super*-limited, hand-painted The Motel Beds “These Are the Days Gone By” LPs are now up for sale via Misra’s new Etsy site. Choose the one that calls you!
Each one is entirely different; each one was hand-painted by the artists at We Care Arts in the band’s hometown of Dayton, Ohio. WCA’s slogan: “Changing disabilities into possibilities.” A portion of proceeds will go to WCA.
Remember: these purpsies will very well be worth a great deal more a few years down the line. Get yours now! Thanks to Miranda Brooks for helping get these up online!
Dayton’s Motel Beds received a small mention on a great blog—a blog named after a song by Dayton’s own Guided By Voices, nonetheless. Largehearted Boy lists Motel Beds Misra debut These Are the Days Gone By on “This Week’s Interesting Music Releases — August 26,2014.”
Beds have been receiving a lot of great press as of late; a small smattering is listed below.
Motel Beds roped a couple more great reviews today:
In addition, the band recently received the following fantastic press:
“Motel Beds … one of music’s best kept secrets … These Are the Days Gone By feels like the perfect way to jump into their sprawling discography, and new fans couldn’t ask for a better-sounding or more thoughtfully compiled portal to the world of everlasting summer that the Beds have created for themselves.