Elektra recording group Saint Motel has unveiled the first single from their upcoming full-length label debut album. “Move” heralds the long awaited release of “saintmotelevision,” due everywhere on Friday, October 21st.
“saintmotelevision” is available for pre-order starting today at all DSPs and the band’s own saintmotel.com (see track listing below), with all pre-orders accompanied by an instant grat download of “Move.” A range of pre-order bundles are also available with limited edition bonuses including 3-D posters, t-shirts, and vinyl. The album was recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles with production from the likes of Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim) and Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon) among others as well as Saint Motel’s own A/J Jackson.
“Move” – which had its exclusive world premiere yesterday via Sirius XM’s Alt Nation and can be heard in NBC’s month-long campaign promoting the next season of The Voice – is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The song is joined by a remarkable new “virtualizer” created by the band to go far beyond the standard companion visualizer or lyric video. By combining 360° animation and virtual reality technology, the “Move” virtualizer offers fans an interactive and immersive experience on either conventional mobile devices or VR goggles. “Move” is viewable now via Saint Motel’s official YouTube channel.
Saint Motel will herald the release of “saintmotelevision” with an extensive North American trek, presented by “Ones To Watch” featuring varying support from such artists as JR JR, Hippo Campus, and Weathers. The tour kicks off Thursday, September 15th at San Diego, CA’s House of Blues and continues until late October (see attached itinerary). As an added bonus, each ticket purchase includes a digital copy of “saintmotelevision” to be delivered upon release. For complete details, please log on to .
Saint Motel has spent much of the summer rocking festivals like Winter Park, CO’s Divide Music Festival and Chicago, IL’s Lollapalooza. Upcoming festie appearances include Austin, TX’s ACL Music Festival (October 1st and October 8th), and New Orleans, LA’s Voodoo Music + Arts Experience (October 29th).
“saintmotelevision” follows Saint Motel’s 2014 label debut EP, “,” highlighted by such singles as “” and the breakthrough hit title track. “My Type” – which is also featured on Atlantic Records’ “” – proved a top 5 AAA and top 10 Alternative radio smash here in the US. The song has garnered over 46 million streams on Spotify and was a top 40 favorite in such European countries as Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, where it received platinum sales certification. In addition, the “” companion video – directed by Saint Motel frontman A/J Jackson – has drawn more than 12 million views at the band’s official YouTube channel, .
Saint Motel came together when A/J Jackson met fellow Southern California film student Aaron Sharp, and together launched a new musical project. Bangkok-born bassist Dak Lerdamornpong and drummer Greg Erwin completed the group, which immediately attracted attention for their striking visual presentations and dynamic indie rock.
“VOYEUR,” Saint Motel’s independently released 2012 debut album, earned national acclaim and massive play on Alternative blogs and specialty radio. Further applause came from the band’s increasingly inventive live performances, including such audio/visual extravaganzas as “The Kaleidoscopic Mind Explosion in 3D” and the annual Zombie Prom, as well as tours alongside Arctic Monkeys, Imagine Dragons, Band of Skulls, and Weezer.
Saint Motel has spent much of the past year in the studio and on the road, including high-energy sets at festivals including Indio, CA’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Dover, DE’s Firefly Music Festival, George, WA’s Sasquatch! Music Festival, and Manchester, TN’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The band has also made an array of major network TV appearances including NBC’s TODAY, CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and TBS’ CONAN.
In addition, Saint Motel have also become beloved international pop superstars via multiple European tours, high profile features in GQ Italia, Cosmopolitan Italia, Italian Vogue and Rolling Stone, being playlisted on BBC1 in the UK, and live appearances on X Factor (Italy) and the nationally televised 65th annual Sanremo Music Festival.
Saint Motel is: A/J Jackson (vocals), Aaron Sharp (guitar), Dak Lerdamornpong (bass), and Greg Erwin (drums).
Release date: October 21, 2016
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