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Motel Beds is a rock band from Dayton, Ohio.
They have been together in various permutations since the proto-blog days of 2003, when their first ep “Hasta Mañana” garnered positive feedback. A track from this ep, Laugh Until You Die, was included on the first volume of the popular series “The Artist’s Den.”
Time passed, as it must. In 2007, the band solidified their line-up in 2007 and managed to write and record three albums between 2009-2010: “Go For a Dive,” “Moondazed,” and their first full-length, “Feelings.”
Like men possesssed, they continued to write and recorded at an astounding rate, releasing the critically-acclaimed album "Sunfried Dreams" in March 2011.
"Tango Boys," the band's third full-length, was met with extremely positive reviews upon its release in December 2011. This release includes the song "Tropics of the Sand," a duet with Kelley Deal (The Breeders, Kelley Deal 6000), which was played extensively on Sirius XM, nationwide on terrestrial radio stations, and hand-picked by CMJ staff to be on the 2011 CMJ Mixtape compilation.
The band is now poised to release their latest full-length, "Dumb Gold," in the fall of 2012 on Chapel Hill, NC's No More Fake Labels. They will be touring in support of this release in the fall and winter of 2012 and into 2013, including shows at The Downtown Revival and Midpoint Music Festivals.