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Saint Motel
Saint Motel
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Saint Motel
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, US
Genres
2007-present
Labels
Website saintmotel.com
Members

Saint Motel is an American indie pop band from Los Angeles, whose music has been described as everything from "dream pop" to "indie prog".[1][2] The band consists of A/J Jackson (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Aaron Sharp (lead guitar), Dak Lerdamornpong (bass), and Greg Erwin (drums).[3][4] Band managers: Katherine & Lisa Harris. Drum Tech: Winston Goldstein. Social Media Manager: Jason Finch. Social Media Assistant: Esmeralda Finch.

Career

2007-2011: ForPlay

The group initially came together while Jackson and Sharp were attending film school in Southern California.[5] The duo later met Dak at a sushi restaurant where he worked near campus and Greg who went to a school nearby. The band emphasizes visuals in addition to its music; their 2009 debut EP, ForPlay, included a video for each of the six songs.[6]

2012-2013: Voyeur

The band's first full-length album, Voyeur, debuted at #18 on the alt specialty radio charts and six of its eleven songs charted on the Hype Machine Charts.[7][8][9][10][11] The album was celebrated by everyone from the Washington Post to Daytrotter. As KCRW Music Librarian and DJ Eric J. Lawrence put it, "They have attacked [the debut album] with gusto on Voyeur, adding dynamic touches to their rock-solid core of songwriting," and that, "Overall the album is a satisfying package from start to finish".[12]

2014-2015: My Type

The band released the EP My Type with Parlophone on August 17 in the UK.[13][14] "My Type" climbed the Top 40 charts in many European countries including Italy where it was certified platinum.[15] The band embarked on two European and one US tour in support of the EP and were expected to release the full-length album later in 2015. In December 2014 Saint Motel announced that they had joined the Elektra Records roster.[16] Saint Motel appeared as the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC with guests Tom Arnold and Maisie Williams; the band performed the songs "My Type" and "Cold Cold Man".[17] In April 2015, Saint Motel performed during both weekends on the main stage at the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.[18] They also performed at Piqniq and the 2015 KROQ Weenie Roast.[]

2016-present: saintmotelevision

On July 11 2016, Saint Motel announced their second album, saintmotelevision, released on October 21, 2016. The band embarked on a North American tour in support of the album, with Hippo Campus and JR JR as supporting acts.[19] On August 12, Saint Motel released the album's first single, "Move", with an accompanying 360-degree video.[20] In September, in an exclusive with Billboard, they released another song from the album, "You Can Be You".[21] As of October 5th, 2017, they have released a 360-degree video for all of the songs on the album.

Live shows

Saint Motel has created or performed at a variety of shows,[22] including The Kaleidoscopic Mind Explosion in 3D,[23] Future Fathers Day, The Black & White Show,[24] Make Contact, and Valentine's Zombie Prom[25] and has toured with bands such as Band of Skulls,[26]Nico Vega, Imagine Dragons,[27]Races,[28]Hockey,[29]Arctic Monkeys,[30]Weezer, Lights.[31] Saint Motel performed at the 2015 Sanremo Music Festival in Sanremo, Italy, and at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.[32] In December 12, they performed in Live Out (Monterrey, Mexico). The band opened for Panic! At The Disco on their Death of a Bachelor Tour.

They are now launching a new tour titled "Late Night with Saint Motel".[]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[33]
ITA
[34]
Voyeur
  • Released: July 10, 2012
  • Label: OnThe Records
  • Formats: Digital download, CD, LP
-- --
saintmotelevision
  • Released: October 21, 2016
  • Label: Elektra Records
  • Formats: Digital download, CD, LP
62 100
"--" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[33]
ITA
[34]
ForPlay
  • Released: 8 September 2009
  • Label: OnThe Records
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
-- --
7"1
  • Released: December 13, 2011
  • Label: OnThe Records
  • Formats: 7"
-- --
7"2
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: OnThe Records
  • Formats: 7"
-- --
My Type
  • Released: August 17, 2014
  • Label: Elektra, Parlophone
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
-- 52
"--" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
AAA

[35]
US
Alt.

[36]
US
Rock

[37]
CAN
Rock

[38]
FRA
[39]
ITA
[34]
SCO
[40]
SWI
[41]
UK
[42]
2012 "Puzzle Pieces" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Voyeur
"At Least I Have Nothing" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"Benny Goodman" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 "My Type" 5 9 18 7 120 14 20 51 34 My Type (EP)
"Ace In The Hole" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 "Cold Cold Man" -- 22 --[A] -- -- 45 -- -- --
2016 "Move" 3 14 29 37 -- -- -- -- -- saintmotelevision
"Destroyer" -- 39 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"--" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Notes

  1. ^ "Cold Cold Man" did not chart on the Hot Rock Songs chart but did peak at number 37 on the Rock Airplay chart.[43]

Videography

Year Title Director
2009 "Butch" A/J Jackson
"Dear Dictator" Carlos Estrada
"To My Enemies" Carlos Estrada
"Eat Your Heart Out" Evan Savitt
"Pity Party" A/J Jackson
"Do Everything Now" A/J Jackson
2010 "Dear Dictator" (Sam Sparro Remix) A/J Jackson
2011 "Puzzle Pieces" A/J Jackson
"At Least I Have Nothing" Saint Motel
2012 "1997" A/J Jackson
"Benny Goodman" A/J Jackson
2013 "Daydream/Wetdream/Nightmare" Sidsel Sørensen
2014 "My Type" (Unofficial) Sam Winkler
"My Type" A/J Jackson
2015 "Cold Cold Man" (Unofficial) N/A
"Cold Cold Man" Chris Osbrink
2016 "Move" Nick Roney and Zach Wechter
"You Can Be You" (Virtualizer) N/A
"Born Again" (Virtualizer) N/A

Virtualizer for all Saintmotelevision's song

References

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  2. ^ Pareles, Jon (2011-01-06). "The Circus Tumbles In, to the Sound of the '70s". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Sankaran, Jasmine. "Music Q&A: Dak Lerdamornpong from Saint Motel". AsianWeek. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2343601/soundtrack
  5. ^ "Saint Motel". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 2011. 
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  7. ^ "Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Nielsen Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Check Out: Saint Motel - "1997" (CoS Premiere) « Consequence of Sound". Consequenceofsound.net. 2012-05-16. Retrieved . 
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  11. ^ "Saint Motel Presents Judgment Day On May 21st At The Roxy". The Audio Perv. Retrieved . 
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  13. ^ Bambridge, Fred. "It's All Indie: Saint Motel sign to Parlophone Records". Itsallindie.com. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "Saint Motel deliver exuberant live performance". Daily Californian, February 23, 2015. Sasha Chebil
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  16. ^ Thompson, Gus. "Media Life: Ex-Auburn drummer's Saint Motel signs with Elektra Records". AuburnJournal.com. Retrieved . 
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  18. ^ Miller, Jeff. "Coachella 2015: Saint Motel Talks U.S. Breakout Moment". Billboard.com. Retrieved . 
  19. ^ "Saint Motel Announce New Album, saintmotelevision". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved . 
  20. ^ Green, Jake. "LISTEN: SAINT MOTEL // MOVE". When The Gramophone Rings. When The Gramophone Rings. Retrieved 2016. 
  21. ^ Havens, Lyndsey (September 15, 2016). "Saint Motel's 'You Can Be You' Song & Video: Exclusive Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 2016. 
  22. ^ "Saint Motel @ The Roxy". L.A. Record. Retrieved 2011. 
  23. ^ The Troubadour says.... "Saint Motel Kaleidoscopic Mind Explosion in 3-D w/ Aushua, Oliver Future, and the Voyeurs @ The Troubadour - Flavorpill Los Angeles". Webcache.googleusercontent.com. Retrieved 2011. 
  24. ^ "Saint Motel Black and White Show: Concert Review". Beatcrave.com. November 10, 2009. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011. 
  25. ^ Jessup, Julie (February 4, 2011). "Saint Motel Presents 3rd Annual Zombie Prom". NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved 2011. 
  26. ^ "Saint Motel to Support Band of Skulls". Green Shoelace. 2010-04-02. Retrieved . 
  27. ^ Joemeservy (2010-10-08). "Imagine Dragons, Nico Vega, and Saint Motel Announce Tour « Hungry Tiger Music". Hungrytigermusic.wordpress.com. Retrieved . 
  28. ^ "Frenchkiss Records". Frenchkiss Records. 2012-07-16. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved . 
  29. ^ Van, Jen (2013-07-19). "Check in to Saint Motel & Get a Chance to Check Them Out 7/25 at Soda Bar!". Sounds in San Diego. Retrieved . 
  30. ^ "Arctic Monkeys at First Avenue, Minneapolis". We Heart Music. Retrieved 2014. 
  31. ^ "LIGHTS AND SAINT MOTEL". sandiegoreader.com. Retrieved . 
  32. ^ "Coachella 2015: Saint Motel bring flashy style to main stage". Los Angeles Daily News, By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, 04/12/15,
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  34. ^ a b c "Saint Motel Italian Charting". Italian-charts.com. Retrieved . 
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  37. ^ "Saint Motel - Chart history (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016. 
  38. ^ "Billboard.biz". billboard.com. Retrieved 2017. 
  39. ^ "Saint Motel discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014. 
  40. ^ Peaks in Scotland:
  41. ^ "Saint Motel - My Type - swisscharts.com". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  42. ^ "SAINT MOTEL | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016. 
  43. ^ "Saint Motel Album & Song Chart History - Rock Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2016. 

External links

  • "News". Saint Motel Official Site. 

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