Savoy Motel Announce S/T Album on What’s Your Rupture: Share Video + North American Tour

Nashville’s Savoy Motel – an intensely orchestrated and unique hybrid of glam rock, boogie, soul, power-pop, garage, punk, dance music and showmanship all rolled into one. Today they’ve detailed their eponymous debut full-length that sees its release on What’s Your Rupture? Records October 21 alongside their brand new video “Souvenir Shop Rock“.

Singer/guitarist Jeffrey Novak explains “SSR” starts the album off with an ode to an old war criminal with an extended trail of atrocities behind him. This unnamed protagonist is living a new life in a less than desirable “second” existence, stuck working at a cheesy gift shop, and hoping to never be found. The video, directed by Dylan Carver, shows a glimpse inside this war criminal’s mind trying to escape his crappy postwar occupation, with Savoy Motel along as musical narrators, led behind a line of troops with fists full of gold teeth for souvenirs, and a gang of whip dancers as the only assessors in this warped imaginary world” 

Savoy’s whole package opens up their horizons, and yours, to a sound made by four friends tired of witnessing music eat its own tail; with unclouded judgment, creative refinements, and peerless technique, they grab that tail and stick it into a wall socket, putting the cap back on 15+ years of rock revivalism and strident genre adherence. And they make it seem easy.
“We use rock and roll as a vehicle to reach and promote the feeling of TOTAL FREEDOM,” claims Watson. “Savoy Motel is defined more by a feeling than a sound. I hear this feeling in other acts too … Miles Davis, Little Richard, the Osborne Brothers, Faust, the Stones, all the best ones. And the diversity of records I knew TOTAL FREEDOM from was also encouraging to me early on in regards to the band, because it made me realize what potential and widespread appeal our music could have.”

Savoy’s sound and live show has quickly made fans from the likes of The Guardian who say they “sound like a compendium of great, garish 70s pop moments” and Pitchfork who described as “a promising, genre-busting introduction” and many more. The four piece hit the road this fall with The Dandy Warhols in support of Savoy Motel – full list of dates below.

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