While the band continued to tour and perform through the end of the year, their music was featured on various television shows and commercials. In addition, Gold Motel was featured on a variety of tastemaker radio stations such as KEXP and WXPN, and earned raves from the likes of Nylon, LA Times, SPIN, The New York Post, Alternative Press, Billboard, Refinery29, and Paste among others. After two years of touring and supporting Summer House, they began pre-production for their new album in Los Angeles, CA, splitting their time between rehearsals in a house up in the hills of Laurel Canyon and a pool-house in Glendale. Those early pre-production sessions led to the initial material that would make up their Self-Titled sophomore album, "Gold Motel." The band continued pre-production back in Chicago and began preliminary recording in September of 2011 in guitarist Dan Duzsynski’s home-studio, DandySounds Studios. Like "Summer House" and "Talking Fiction", Gold Motel was self-produced by the band. In contrast to "Summer House," "Gold Motel" showcases a significant growth and evolution in the band’s songwriting and tonality as they continue to explore new musical territory centered on themes of youth, memories, and nostalgia.
However, in comparison to their previous releases, "Gold Motel" still captures the band’s renowned pop sensibilities and illustrious West Coast sound. Their Self-Titled album is available now on Good as Gold Records/Thirty Tigers. Purchase the album in any format, along with other merch, at http://www.goldmotel.bigcartel.com/. Website: http://www.goldmotel.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/goldmotelmusic MailingList: http://goldmotel.fanbridge.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/goldmotel YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/thisisgoldmotel Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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