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by Hotels

Hotels makes hook heavy, overtly cinematic, sci- fi dance rock.
Genre: Pop: Dream Pop
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1. Atlantic
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3. Farewell To Love
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4. Mandy
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5. Many Happy Returns
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6. When Being Charmed
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7. J.T.
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Album Notes
Travel. Romance. Solitude. Rest…

One band- two cities. One sound with two faces. From New York- hard rhythms that pay tribute to the heydays of cold wave and mutant disco, from Seattle- lush explosions of summer camp like nostalgia and casino style heartbreak. For those who’ve ever loved two people, places, things at once and couldn’t choose, Hotels is with you, as Blake
Madden splits his time between the East and West coast with two different sets of musicians in an attempt to front the world’s first truly bi-coastal band. Indeed, Hotels is not your friend’s band.

Hotels makes hook heavy Sci-fi film soundtrack synth rock that goes for the jugular, both sonically and melodically. Picture the bastard children of DEVO and Joy Division, pushed down the street in a stroller by Claude Debussy, tucked in at night by Cocteau Twins, read bedtime stories by Kraftwerk, and baby-sat by your sister’s cooler older friends Stereolab and The Pixies, while they tore out the blood and guts of old synths in the garage. The result is the most relentlessly paced, hauntingly melodic, damn catchy pop music you’ve never heard, each song an end credit for the weary traveler or the romantic dancer; a tune you can listen to just before you die.


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After listening to the two mp3’s on the hotels website I was hooked. Imagine my surprise when I could not find any reference to this album nor anywhere to buy
In the UK. Anyway after tracking it down on cdbaby I got hold of this album.

I was a little disappointed as the other songs didn’t have the immediate hit like Atlantic. Still I love the mix of indie guitar and electro, in fact I get reminded of Warm Leatherette by the Normal, but this is no bad thing because they add a certain something to the new nu wave music that sets them apart from the copyists. Oh, and these songs will be in your head longer than their contemporaries.

Time Out New York

Hotels fuse elements of new wave, goth, and surf so seamlessly
that genre tags will be the last thing on your mind when you
hear their bittersweet, atmospheric pop songs.

Anabel Suicide

I found these guys accidentally at a bar in Brooklyn.After two shots and a couple of beers they still had my attention... It isn’t often that I like bands that wear matching outfits, but they’re tighter than a six year old girlie’s you know what. Atlantic is by far my favorite track off the album.It’s the surf rock guitar that comes along in the middle of this song that just knocked my f***ing socks off. That and the melodic droning of the keyboard. I love the sh** out of it.

The Deli Magazine

mp3 of the Week- 1/19/06
Instant relief - of course - is provided by surprisingly good acts like Hotels. A band that will inspire those of you into sophisticated songwriting that also focuses on texture and arrangements. An emotionally detached voice tells you something in a casual way, while the up-tempo pop arrangement develops
through catchy keyboards and tiny guitars with a surf edge. Between The Magnetic Fields and Stereolab.