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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.
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.
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.
MOJO — the magazine we’ve all been reading since children here at Camp Misra — gave the sweet boys of Motel Beds 4/5 stars! We couldn’t be happier. The review comes from MOJO’s wonderful editor Jenny Bulley, nonetheless.
Please forgive the fuzzy scan, but we wanted to post it now. We’ll get a better scan soon. MOJO 250, September 2014. Yes!
Great news here at Camp Misra:
- Ark Life released their debut record “The Dream of You and Me” this week (8/19)
- Motel Beds release their debut Misra “These Are the Days Gone By” next week (8/25)
You can stream both albums in their entirety via the avenues below:
What an article! Longtime Southeast Engine member Adam Torres gets huge props from eMusic’s Wondering Sound — one of our very favorite new music sites.
Jill Mapes did an absolutely tremendous job with this one; you can tell it comes from the heart. Torres’ music is given the time and care and attention it deserves.
Misra’s involvement with the Adam Torres record and the label’s plans to reissue are both mentioned. Do read.
R. Ring will play 4th & 4th Festival in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow. The band received some love via “Columbus Alive!”