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We’re happier than a panda in a bamboo megastore to welcome Dayton, Ohio’s Motel Beds to the fold. Motel Beds are ever on the rise and their brand of no-frills, Midwest rock & roll is just what Grandma Misra needs.
Check out their absurd video for “Tropics of the Sand” — featuring Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring). To witness the level of musicianship this band is capable of, watch the PopMatters premiered video for “Smoke Your Homework”. Beds member and producer Derl Robbins has also worked on Guided By Voices’ “Class Clown Spots a UFO” (another great Dayton act). The band is comprised entirely of seasoned Gem City vets. Along with playing music, all five members are male dancers at Applebee’s on Wilmington Pike here in Dayton (Tuesdays, lunch shift, 11 AM – 2 PM).
Misra is set to release Motel Beds ”These Are the Days Gone By” in early 2014. The 12-track album highlights a number of Beds favorites — all remastered by Carl Saff (Guided By Voices, Dinosaur Jr, Thurston Moore, Silver Jews, etc.) with added bass parts via Tod Weidner. “These Are the Days” will also feature a never-before-heard version of “Sunfried Dreams”, along with a Matthew Sweet cover. We’re pressing on high-quality vinyl and CD. The LP covers will be limited, outrageous, and very special. You’ll see. They’re also prepping a split 7″ with R. Ring (Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery) for future release.
Motel Beds will hit the road consistently next year. They play Fraze Pavilion (pictured below) in Dayton this coming Tuesday, August 27 @ 8 PM. Tickets are $2. You can’t beat that. Dayton Daily News’ Don Thrasher (GBV, Swearing at Motorists) wrote a piece featuring both Beds and Misra today. If you’re in the Gem City, pick up a copy. More soon… Bye.
Reminder: Shearwater supporting Dinosaur Jr. • Black Swans supporting WHY? • R. Ring, Southeast Engine, Water Liars, Will Johnson, Centro-matic Tours
A reminder that Shearwater are currently supporting Dinosaur Jr., Black Swans are supporting WHY?, and R. Ring, Southeast Engine, Water Liars, Will Johnson (solo), and Centro-matic all having forthcoming tours. Hallelujah the Hills and Emily Rodgers also have a few shows lined up as well.
Head to the tour page on Misra’s site here to learn more. Thanks for supporting independent music!
Shearwater – a band with three Misra titles – will be opening for Dinosaur Jr. this fall. Grandma is tickled pink by this, as Dinosaur Jr. is one of her very favorites. Check out the schedule below and pick up a copy of Shearwater Winged Life - recently reissued on LP via Misra.
|Shearwater Supporting Dinosaur Jr.|
|10/01/12||Nashville, TN||Mercy Lounge||United States|
|10/02/12||Atlanta, GA||Variety Playhouse||United States|
|10/03/12||New Orleans, LA||Tipitina’s||United States|
|10/04/12||Austin, TX||The Mohawk||United States|
|10/05/12||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald’s||United States|
|10/06/12||Dallas, TX||The Prophet Bar||United States|
|10/08/12||Flagstaff, AZ||The Orpheum Theater||United States|
|10/10/12||San Francisco, CA||The Fillmore||United States|
|10/11/12||Eugene, OR||WOW Hall||United States|
|10/12/12||Seattle, WA||The Neptune Theater||United States|
|10/14/12||Salt Lake City, UT||Urban Lounge||United States|
|10/15/12||Denver, CO||The Bluebird Theater||United States|
|10/17/12||Omaha, NE||The Waiting Room||United States|
|10/18/12||Minneapolis, MN||The Cabooze||United States|
|10/19/12||Madison, WI||Majestic Theater||United States|
|10/20/12||Grand Rapids, MI||Orbit Room||United States|
|10/21/12||Chicago, IL||Empty Bottle||United States|
|10/22/12||Bloomington, IN||The Bluebird||United States|
|10/23/12||Cleveland, OH||Beachland Ballroom||United States|
|10/24/12||Millvale, PA||Mr. Small’s Theatre||United States|
|10/25/12||Washington, DC||Black Cat||United States|
|10/26/12||Charlottesville, VA||Jefferson Theater||United States|
|10/27/12||Philadelphia, PA||Union Transfer||United States|