Hotels is the moniker of composer and bassist Blake Madden. Founded in New York in 2003, Hotels lives in pop’s dark corners, with post-punk roots giving way to flower petals of psych, jazz noir, electro, and surf. On “Night Showers”, Madden translates Hotels’ usually synth-heavy sound to a largely acoustic ensemble featuring vibraphone, trumpet, violin, and cello. The instrumentation has changed, but the relentless pursuit of hook-laden pop melodies remains the same. The sound approaches the lush pop arrangements of Stereolab and Sufjan Stevens, if those groups existed in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.
For a limited time, you can get “Night Showers” AND “Where Hearts Go Broke” (the album that Blake Madden of Hotels claims as his favorite) for just $12.99.
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