by Motes

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The first single off of our forthcoming LP "Keep It in the Dark" (2015 on Heirship Records).


released November 21, 2014
Written by Motes. Recorded at Earth Analog Studio, Tolono, IL, in June 2014. Engineered and mixed by Colin Althaus. Mastered by Colin Larson.



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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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