Archive for March, 2011
The mighty Hotels have been chosen by Billboard as one of 18 bands to contend for their 2011 Battle of the Bands. With your help we can make sure they wipe the stage clean in vegas in their inimitable style.
For the full picture we shall now hand you over to the band,
“Everyone loves a good underdog story. This is your chance to be a part of one.
For as winter at long last turns to spring here in the sleepy Northwest, Hotels finds itself as 1 of 18 bands included in Billboard.com’s (yes, THAT Billboard.com) Battle of the Bands. Our 18 will be narrowed down to 6 finalists (each from a different region of the country) via fan vote on the Billboard.com Battle of the Bands site. The 6 finalists will road-trip down to Las Vegas- gigging and documenting their trip along the way- for a shot at the grand prize: a live performance slot during this year’s Billboard Music Awards Show.
Take a minute with all that if you need to. We took several.
We need your help to be the Cinderella story to come out of our Northwest bracket. Our competition: the mighty Champagne Champagne and Grynch. Your votes over the next few weeks will determine who goes to Vegas, and who stays home doing their best Brando ‘I coulda been a contenda’ in the mirror.
We need you, travelers. Now more than ever.”
Excerpt: “Much like Fat Cat’s enigmatic Hauschka and found applying a similar ear for the harnessing, manipulating and choreographing of space and silence as additional instrumentation to enhance both mood and texture as Jon Atwood nee Yellow6, Antonymes dapples his aural canvas with the merest minutiae of detail, both measured and elegiac. ‘Endlessly’ is dinked with the lightest of touches, almost ghost like in texture and effect as though a brief passing moment clipped, frozen and suspended in time. graced all at once with a softly euphoric text eclipsed with a saddening solitude that teeters and trembles from the tender to the bruised, betwixt the delicately whispered curves the opening choral lull of ice ravaged spectral opines melt in tear traced formation to silently bow to a moment paused introspective and briefly fleeting noir scratched key refrain of Satie majesty.”