The Ballad of Dorothy Parker b​/​w Shockadelica

by Motes

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Motes pays tribute to Prince.

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All proceeds will be donated to RACES, a community-based rape crisis center serving East-Central Illinois ( in honor of The Purple One's commitment to charity.


released June 7, 2016

Recorded at home by Motes, May 2016. Mixed by Matt Mitchell. Mastered by James Treichler.

Motes are Matt Cohn (Drums), Elizabeth Majerus (bass and vocals), and Matt Mitchell (guitar and vocals).

Beat programming on "Shockadelica" by Otis Mitchell. Bass guitar on "Shockadelica" by Jackson Vaughan.

Both songs by Prince (c) 1987 Controversy Music ASCAP.

Art and design by Isaac Arms.

Special thanks to Mike Ingram, who produced the CU 4 Prince tribute show on May 21, 2016, which first inspired us to take a shot at these songs.

May U live 2 see the dawn.



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Motes Urbana, Illinois

In the traditions of post-punk and dreampop, Motes' guitars are rhythmic and noisy, and their melodies are hushed and frail. The group is decidedly Midwestern, though, in their exploration of emotion through imagery and exposition. Their poetry has a kind of existential clarity; and sometimes, through layers and modulation, Motes get messy—but never miss the mark. ... more


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