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Motel Beds: Hand-Painted LPs Available via OMEGA Music + Etsy  

Posted at 1:53 pm

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If you were at Yellow Cab in Dayton, O. on Saturday night, you witnessed something very special. Motel Beds and Misra unleashed 500 hand-painted LPs upon the world. The wonderful Smug Brothers and Good English opened the evening. It was a pre-release show for Beds’ forthcoming album These are the Days Gone By—out later this year.

Motel Beds and Misra teamed up with We Care Arts — a Dayton, Ohio-based non-profit dedicated to “changing disabilities into possibilities.” WCA hand-painted 500 album covers for Motel Beds’ These are the Days Gone By — a collection of hits, rarities, live favorites, and never-before-heard Beds tracks, all (re)mastered by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, etc).

We’ve had people near and far asking to get their hands on one. In addition to being an amazing artifact, they very well could be worth a pretty penny someday. We see people realize this. Calm down, they’re available. ;-)

If you are in Dayton, O., the LPs will be available at OMEGA Music later this week. If you are out of town, Tommy Cooper (“Ted Bed”)—Motel Beds’ guitarist, co-songwriter, and designer extraordinaire—has put a batch up for sale online via Etsy. Hey! You can actually pick your album!

MUCH LOVE!

Written by leo on January 20th, 2014

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Motel Beds • 500 Hand-Painted LPs • Soft, Pre-Release of “These are the Days Gone By” in Cinci, Dayton this Weekend + Hot Press  

Posted at 11:06 am

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Just in case you missed it, Motel Beds and Misra have teamed up with We Care Arts — a Dayton, Ohio-based non-profit dedicated to “changing disabilities into possibilities.” WCA has hand-painted 500 album covers for Motel Beds’ These are the Days Gone By — a collection of hits, rarities, live favorites, and never-before-heard Beds tracks, all (re)mastered by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, etc).

This super limited edition of These are the Days Gone By is truly a special artifact. Once they’re gone, they’re gone… We may end up selling a limited amount online. Right now, we like that they are kind of hard to get… (sorry). First two pre-release shows are below:

CINCINNATI
Motel Beds + Harlequins
MOTR Pub • 1345 Main St.
Friday, January 17
10 PM

DAYTON
Motel Beds + Smug Brothers + Good English
YELLOW CAB • 700 E. 4th St.
Saturday, January 18
8 PM (sharp)

Beds and Misra have been seeing some great press in the midst of all this. Thanks to Dave Obenour!

Dayton Daily News
Dayton City Paper
Cincinnati CityBeat
Cincinnati Enquirer
Dayton MostMetro
Cincy Music
Telephone Weekly
Ghettoblaster
WYSO
…and many more

MOTEL BEDS • 500 Hand-Painted LPs via We Care Arts • “These are the Days Gone By” Pre-Release Show(s)  

Posted at 10:28 am

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Okay, we’ve been waiting months to let this little baby Gila Monster out of the bag…

Motel Beds + We Care Arts + Misra Records Present: A limited-edition LP release show for…

MOTEL BEDS “THESE ARE THE DAYS GONE BY”

NOTE: This is a soft, pre-release for the first 500 LPs; they’ve all been hand-painted by the artists at We Care Arts in Dayton, OH (“changing disabilities into possibilities”). A Portion of sales to benefit WCA. The album will be released internationally later in 2014. The show in Dayton is all ages. There are other shows as well. You can read about them below.

PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE DAYTON SHOW VIA THIS (((LINK)))

THE FACEBOOK EVENT CAN BE FOUND VIA THIS (((LINK)))

WHO:

Motel Beds*
Smug Brothers
Good English

*In conjunction with We Care Arts & Misra Records

WHAT:

Soft, limited release of “These are the Days Gone By”**
500 LP covers hand-painted by the artists at We Care Arts
Portion of proceeds to benefit We Care Arts
ALL-AGES

**”These are the Days Gone By” is a collection of Motel Beds singles, outtakes, and live favorites. Songs have been remastered by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr, GBV, etc). Added bass parts by Tod Weidner. This is their first release for Misra Records.

WHERE:

Yellow Cab
700 E. Fourth St.
Dayton, OH 45402

WHEN:

Saturday January 18, 2014
Doors @ 7 PM
Show starts @ 8 PM sharp

WHY:

For the love of independent music & art in Dayton, OH

>>> <<<

MOTEL BEDS “DAYS” DATES, CHAPTER 1

01/17/2014 • CINCINNATI, OH • MOTR PUB • W/ HARLEQUINS
01/18/2014 • DAYTON, OH • YELLOW CAB • W/ SMUG BROTHERS + GOOD ENGLISH

01/31/2014 • COLUMBUS, OH • TREE BAR • W/ TIN ARMOR + FEATURE FILMS
02/01/2014 • MORGANTOWN, WV • 123 PLEASANT STREET

03/07/2014 • INDIANAPOLIS, IN • DO317 LOUNGE
03/08/2014 • CHICAGO, IL • SUBTERRANEAN • W/ THE FUTURE LAUREATES + THE IVORYS
03/10/2014 • MURRAY, KY • TERRAPIN STATION • W/ R. RING (KELLEY DEAL & MIKE MONTGOMERY)
03/11/2014 • TBA
03/12/2014 • AUSTIN, TX • SXSW
03/13/2014 • AUSTIN, TX • SXSW
03/14/2014 • AUSTIN, TX • SXSW
03/15/2014 • HOT SPRINGS, AR • VALLEY OF THE VAPORS MUSIC FESTIVAL @ LOW KEY ARTS

05/29/2014 – 06/01/2014 • NELSONVILLE, OH • NELSONVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL • FEAT. AVETT BROTHERS + MORE TBA

…MORE DATES TBA. STAY TUNED.

MOTEL BEDS “THESE ARE THE DAYS GONE BY” BIO: 

MOTEL BEDS are a rock & roll band from Dayton, Ohio—a delightfully detached underdog city nestled in the heart of The Heartland. Seasoned veterans, Beds have worked alongside local advocates Kelley Deal (Deal duets on the lusciously hushed “Tropics of the Sand”) and Robert Pollard (guitarist Derl Robbins has recorded Guided By Voices). Allies aside, when it comes to rock & roll, Motel Beds speak for themselves.

These Are the Days Gone By reveals the fruits of Beds’ labor these latter years. The album is an electrifying collection of “hits,” remastered by Carl Saff (GBV, Dinosaur Jr., etc.) and featuring added bass parts by new(est) member and local ace Tod Weidner. Over a 12-song cycle, the proficiency with which Tommy Cooper and P.J. Paslosky—Motel Beds’ core songwriting duo—augment a solid hook is clearly set on display.

While Days largely finds Ian Kaplan at work as one of the finest rock drummers around today (not an embellishment), Beds demonstrate their versatility with two never-before-released tracks: a poppier version of 2011’s “Sunfried Dreams” and a beautiful acoustic cover of Matthew Sweet’s “I’ve Been Waiting”; the latter proving Paslosky to be much more than a rock vocalist. In addition to recording Motel Beds in a visionary manner, guitarist Derl Robbins adds his own unmistakable style and sound.

True to Dayton (see GBV’s Propeller), the first 500 LPs are all one-of-a-kind. Each cover was individually hand-painted by the artists at We Care Arts: a non-profit dedicated to “changing disabilities into possibilities.” A portion of the proceeds from these first 500 will go to benefit WCA.

In his glowing review of Dumb Gold (2012), AllMusic Senior Editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted, “[This] is an album that deserves to break them out of the Rust Belt and onto the larger stage; it’s one of the best straight-ahead indie rock records of 2012.” Days takes all of Dumb Gold’s assets—songwriting, hooks, musicianship, energy—and ups them ad infinitum. It’s a remarkable rock record and one that finds Motel Beds carrying the torch for Dayton, Ohio’s independent music scene.

Track List: 

1. These are the Days Gone By
2. Ocean Flows
3. Skymade Suit
4. Cactus Kiss
5. Surfjerk
6. Valentimes
7. Lights On
8. Western Son
9. Tropics Of The Sand
10. Sunfried Dreams (alternate version)
11. I’ve Been Waiting
12. Smoke Your Homework

Written by leo on January 1st, 2014

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