Adam Torres and his band (consisting of Southeast Engine members Leo DeLuca and Billy Matheny) will be playing Nelsonville Music Festival with Flaming Lips, Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, and more. NMF will be part of a Spring tour TBA shortly.
In the meantime, Adam heads on a winter tour. Cities and dates below.
Adam Torres is on Pitchfork’s Guide to Upcoming Releases! Nostra Nova is on their “records to look forward to in the coming months.”
NOTE: Due to a manufacturing blip, the release will be arriving on 4/21 (not 4/7). Pre-orders should arrive around the same time, however. Thanks for your support!
Adam Torres‘s breathtakingly beautiful Nostra Nova will be reissued April 7, 2015. Originally released in very DIY fashion in 2006, the album gained a cult following around Ohio. The LP arrives on clear vinyl and will be limited to 500 foil-numbered copies.
- Jillian Mapes of Flavorwire, Pitchfork, Billboard, etc. wrote a very moving Wondering Sound piece on what Adam Torres’s music meant to her as she was coming of age in Ohio.
- Daytrotter recently did a fantastic session
Adam and his band will head out on a late Spring tour. Dates TBA very soon.
Please do pre-order the album here. Adam is a lovely person. Thank you.
Holopaw will head on tour with indie icon Mirah and filmmaker/musician Todd Chandler. The tour takes them through their home state of Florida! Check out Chandler’s work with Mirah above. This is going to be a good one!
01/09/15 • Gainesville @ The Wooly
01/10/15 • Pensacola @ Sluggo’s
01/12/15 • St. Augustine @ The Amphitheater (back room)
01/14/15 • St. Petersburg
01/15/15 • Sarasota @ The Cock & Bull
01/16/15 • Miami @ Gramps
01/17/15 • Key West
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].