Travel. Romance. Solitude. Rest...

Travel. Romance. Solitude. Rest…

Welcome to where hearts go broke. Walk the halls late at night; behind each door is a story. From one room, the flickering of a Bond movie marathon with the sound turned off- replaced by alternating scores from Angelo Badalamenti and Elliot Goldenthal. In another, newlyweds drift off to Cocteau Twins and Stereolab. From yet another, the sound of Air floats out on a mist of perfume, while an unexpected heat blast of M83 rushes out after it. The doors close and echoes of post-punk basslines, Swedish pop melodies, and cavernous surf guitar reverberate through the hallways. These are the sounds of Hotels. End credits for films never made. Songs for dancers with tears and smoke in their eyes. The soundtrack to star-crossed love. Enjoy your stay.

This cat and Shaq can wiggle so hard.

Hotels' live KEXP performance has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. The below image explains the key reasons for this. The best GIFs are on Giphy

Hotels will be LIVE on KEXP Seattle on 12/20 at 12pm. Tune in or come down to the station and watch.

Thursday, November 10th, it's Non-stop Weird Pop! Fine Prince, Hotels, and Fabulous Downey Brothers at Chop Suey.


Got an email the other day from Melissa from Colombia. She had heard "Linnette" as KEXP's Song of the Day and described it thus:

"I felt like if I would be in another time, maybe in a western movie or something, but I was in a balcony watching the gunfight. By the way, this song made me think in brown color, dust and balance."

She also said this about "Green Apples":

"I like the intros: a soft entrance, velvet carpet, nude feet for feel the smooth under the body, is very comfortable."

She apologized for her English, but I like these descriptions probably 99% better than the cobbled together lists of influences reviewers usually throw out there.

How would you describe the music of HOTELS? Comment below. Best one gets choice of any digital Hotels release.

Song of the Day: Hotels – Linnette

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