Sun Hotel – Coast

The vocals and instruments are awash in a production of swirls and bright warm sun.  This brings to mind me riding my Schwinn strand cruiser to Hermosa Beach in my jeans and flannel tartan print long-sleeve shirt and resting my eyes in the hot hazy sun to wake up an hour later dreamy and slowly considering my next youthful adventure.

BIO // New Orleans‘ SUN HOTEL is a team. Though they began early 2009 as the crackly dorm room recordings of Tyler Scurlock and Alex Hertz, the swampy duo quickly grew into a foursome over the course of the summer, adding bassist John St.Cyr and drummer Devin Hildebrand. The newly assembled team got their first taste of the stage playing some of New Orleans’ dirtiest and dingiest, before cutting their teeth in the studio with their home-engineered effort Halloween Mean.

Sun Hotel – Palms

Rather than rest easy, the team then drafted Renaissance man Ross Farbe and set out to hone their sound, an effort that resulted in 2010’s Team Spirit. A hazy, melodious affair with the concept of love and loss, Team Spirit turned heads and made waves that took our team to some of the finest stages and dirtiest house parties the South had to offer. Never satisfied with sitting still, the five crooners then took their brand of fuzzy post-gospel all the way up the East coast and back, all after spending a week living in the studio to record a full length record.

Sun Hotel – Suburb

Sun Hotel’s debut LP, Coast sees a new spirit from the team. Through the haze of drifting, ambient guitar and four-part harmonies comes thundering rhythms and biting lyrics, and explores a sonic depth only hinted at in the group’s earlier releases. The ten-song effort was recorded and engineered by and for the band on their East coast tour, and will saw release on September 24th on and iTunes.

~ by castleqwayr on November 8, 2010.

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