Motel Radio, Quiet Hollers

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

Motel Radio

Quiet Hollers

Sat · April 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Motel Radio
Motel Radio
Motel Radio is a rock band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Formed in 2014, the band has approached songwriting with a reverence for past influences coupled with an enthusiasm for contemporary artists. As a result, Motel Radio has developed a sound that is rooted in Americana, yet constantly evolving.



Texas natives Ian Wellman and Winston Triolo began their songwriting collaboration while attending college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where they would meet fellow musicians Eric Lloyd (drums) and Andrew Pancamo (bass).The band cut its teeth in the college bar circuit, all the while continuing to be heavily influenced by independent songwriters in the area.



In 2015, the band moved to New Orleans and immersed itself in the vibrant music scene.Motel Radio recorded its debut EP, Days and Nights, at Listen Up! Studios with local musician and producer, Mike Seaman. Building on a local following after the release of Days and Nights, the band was added to the Simple Play Presents artist management roster in Fall 2015. David Hart (keys), local musician and engineer at Bear America Records, joined the group shortly thereafter.



Since relocating to New Orleans, Motel Radio has had the privilege of opening for national acts such as Kristin Diable and Drive–By Truckers. Lauren Lola Victor, a columnist for Live for Live Music stated, “Their [Motel Radio] love for music and genuine connection to one another was evident by their performance. Their cohesion and enjoyment touched the crowd and raised the spirit and energy levels in the room.”



In November of 2015, Motel Radio travelled to the historic Dockside Studio in Maurice,Louisiana to begin tracking the band’s debut album with help from producers Justin Tocket and Ben Alleman. The band is looking forward to releasing new material and continuing to add tour dates to an active year in 2016.
Quiet Hollers
Quiet Hollers
Quiet Hollers formed in Louisville around the songwriting of singer/guitarist Shadwick Wilde, who originally formed the group with the idea of playing only one show—the CD release of his solo effort, Unforgivable Things, in 2010. The group’s debut, I Am the Morning, followed in 2013. The alt-country styled album was a limited success, spawning a cult following in the US and some international critical praise, allowing the band to continue touring on the DIY circuit, where changes in personnel and taste saw the band exploring territory beyond the genre.

In 2015 the band’s self-titled sophomore album Quiet Hollers introduced them to a much broader audience, drawing praise both for the breadth of its influences and for Wilde’s lyricism. Consequence of Sound called it a “beautiful portrait… breaking the confines of roots music” with PopMatters aptly noting the band’s “strong post-hardcore influence.” The album brought the band to Europe for the first time, selling out shows there and back at home stateside. Breakout singles found their way onto TV shows, coffeehouse playlists, and a #9 debut on the FMQB college and indie charts.

Quiet Hollers signed with the indie label SonaBLAST! for their third album, Amen Breaks. The album draws parallels between the modern entertainment landscape and the cultural crossover of the 1970s– another decade marred by division, political corruption, and terrorist bombs. Their shape-shifting palate makes use of orchestral strings and brass, vintage drum-machines and samples (including the Amen Break, the most sampled piece of music in history). Amen Breaks explores themes of spirituality, sexuality, and mental illness.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/