December 29th, 2014

Holopaw Tours with Mirah!

Mirah: No Direction Home from Todd Chandler.

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

November 19th, 2014

New Misra Site Coming Soon!

Paste at sunrise near Mansfield, IL on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

A new Misra site is on the horizon! Thanks to John Hazelwood!


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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**
08/29/14 • 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.

October 8th, 2014

Motel Beds on Daytrotter!



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!

October 4th, 2014

Ark Life Hot Press!


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:

You can pick up the debut album at Greater Than Collective and stream it in its entirety at Guitar World!

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]

You can pick up the debut album at Greater Than Collective and stream it in its entirety at Guitar World!



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]. 


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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

EPs I & II
MAGNET Feature
Featuring members of Bird of Youth + The Mendoza Line

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!