Video Premiere: The Motel Beds, "Paper Trees"

Dayton is the quintessential mid-western city, blue-collar, scrappy and home of isolated innovators such as the Wright Brothers, Guided By Voices, and the Deal sisters.  Finding their own place of order in this mix, The Motel Beds are proud to release Mind Glitter their first new album of new material in nearly three years. Last year saw MISRA release a best-of collection from their previous albums and saw the band win accolades  from MOJO, Paste, The Huffington Post and the BBC, amongst other outlets. Not bad for a bunch of buddies from Ohio.
While it would be easy to tie the sound of Motel Beds to the aforementioned Guided By Voices, (Motel Beds guitarist Derl Robbins, has worked extensively with Bob Pollard over the past few years), their sound is rooted in the sounds of much more traditional guitar based bands such as Cleveland’s Raspberries (“4AM” echoes the sad pathos of “Overnight Sensation”, Cheap Trick and the orchestral-pop of “Surf’s Up” era Beach Boys).  There is no-lo-fi sound on Mind Glitter. This is a record the flexes the bands strengths, with harmonies, guitars and melodies that are as strong as the steel mills of Ohio. It is fitting that the band finds itself on Ohio-centric label Anyway, how put out some of the earliest Guided By Voices records nearly 25 years ago, as the Motel Beds are carving their own place in Ohio musical lore.
Mind Glitter hits the streets on October 16 and to celebrate, the band shares their video for “Paper Trees” with Ghettoblaster. Enjoy it here:

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