“Memory Motel is a three-piece rock band from Reno, Nevada fronted by CJ Gibson, with a rhythm section featuring brothers Ben and Sam Ashlock. They were formed originally by CJ and Sam in 2010. The play a wide variety of music loosely labeled pop but it is very hard to nail down a specific genre. There music ranges from headbanging garage rock, to stompy folk rock to intricate electronica”
Dream-Pop artistry is the flashing florescent sign on the door, Memory Motel`s insistent melodic throb and self-confessed eclectic tendencies are overwrought with familiar intoxicating styles. Two tracks so differing in their outlook and delivery, `Wasted Days` is double dipped with a lush Trip-Hop backdrop, be prepared for a subtle psychedelic ambiance, progressive synths and lavish distortion cutting loose towards the end of this wonderfully smooth track. The flip-side `Lost Souls` provides devilish reverb over a deeply mournful undercurrent, the orchestral half beats and unassuming grace inject the vision of a Tarantino movie gently panning across it`s panoramic closing title.
For plastic addicts the debut 7″ single is also available in a limited edition multicolored splatter vinyl. A collectable run of only 500 copies which also includes the band`s own artwork – You`ll be hard pushed to find a more attractive seven inches than this.