SIESTA DEL SOL
OUT JULY 12, 2019
SARAH AVRIN // Publicist
ERIN JEAN HUSSEY // Publicist
Harmony is king for dual frontman outfit Motel Radio, as they build silky, melodic guitar waves for their stacked vocals to surf across. Breezy yet intentional, pop-minded yet psychedelic; their new album title was inspired by a jukebox song the band heard at a bar in Marfa. Siesta Del Sol was written and recorded with producer and engineer Eric Heigle at Wix Mix Productions and the band’s home studio in New Orleans. In support of the dynamic 10 song LP, the band will kick off a national tour with a NOLA hometown release show on June 21 followed by a 5-week summer tour with Summer Salt.
The album title Siesta Del Sol was derived from a jukebox song the band heard at a bar in Marfa, TX during their first tour of the west. It was a nostalgic and defining moment for the group: four musicians who had started as college roommates simultaneously felt a cosmic emotion and awareness of what they’d been building together. They realized they were chasing something bigger than themselves as they continued their journey west.
Formed in 2014, the band has approached songwriting with a reverence for past influences coupled with an enthusiasm for contemporary artists. Since their last EP release Desert Surf Films in 2016, the band has played festivals across the U.S. including New Orleans Jazz Fest, Firefly Festival, Voodoo, and SXSW and opened for artists such as Kurt Vile, Moon Taxi, Drive By Truckers, Dylan LeBlanc and more.