Gold Motel’s Self-Titled Sophomore Album – Review

Ahhh, summer – the season of suntanning, beaches, patios, and music. West Coast indie-pop quintet Gold Motel’s newest self-titled album is all of the best parts of summer in a single, 12-track album.

The L.A. Surf rockers, led by ex-The Hush Sound singer Greta Morgan, deliver the kind of album hipster dreamers can listen to in the middle of winter and immediately be brought back to the memories of warmer, happier times.

Their first album in nearly two years, Gold Motel’s nostalgia-driven lyrics are served alongside Morgan’s smooth crooning and strong male backup harmonies, reverb-laden guitars, and an upbeat drum-bass combo that makes you want to drop whatever you’re doing and dance.

Morgan and the gang’s nostalgia-fuelled indie pop songs provide a soundtrack for all of the best parts of summer – from the life of subway buskers in “Musicians”, to lost love in “Your Own Ghost”, to memories of first loves in “Leave You in Love”; each song speaks to the adventures everyone seems to have once summer months start rolling in.

If you’re a fan of upbeat, danceable indie pop with the essence of summer built right in, Gold Motel is more than happy to provide the soundtrack to your beach season.

The album is now available in stores and on iTunes. You can also hear samples from the album for free by clicking here.

Josh Fumo

University of Toronto. Semi-famous musician. Hardcore foodie and chef-at-home.

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