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Motion Trap / Press

“At times, Denver’s own Motion Trap’s sound can be more reminiscent of the large textures of post-rockers, like Explosions in the Sky or Mogwai, where, at other points it comes off dancey, with electronic-laden drum and bass grooves rolling out. The band’s debut album, PALE BLUE DOT, captures the endearing qualities of the band’s sound and song writing. Sometimes toe-tapping, other times atmospheric and textural, Motion Trap seems to have command of anything it decides to do.”

“The Denver rooted eclectically sexy psychedelic electronic dance rock quartet that is Motion Trap has released their first full length album, Palebluedot, on May 5th and it is nothing short of dynamic. The album is danceable, relatable, and more importantly pulls the listener outside themselves to shift focus into different perspectives. This funky love child is a true blend of that which is tangibly soulful in electronic and jam collaboration.”

“Motion Trap is exactly why we get excited when local bands send us music. With its own interpretation of danceable psych-rock, the quartet manages to create fanciful rhythms with one of the most important ingredients: fun. Also employing the help of local hip-hop emcee Turner Jackson, the album has something for everyone, be it a hip-hop head, jam bro or just general music lover. If nothing else, listen to our favorite, “Less Is More” — you’ll thank us. - See more at: http://www.therooster.com/blog/quickie-reviews-motion-trap-whale-mew-and-ppl-mvr#sthash.CfXdZQnG.dpuf”

“With a lumbering start and heavy production throughout, the guys lay down a well polished and expansive track from start to finish. Distorted vocals bring this track to the forefront of great indie dance but they won’t stop there. Spacey synths begin to provide indications of a track with a little more going on.”

“The result is anything but unsure. Motion Trap blends digital dance floor grooves with layers of lush guitar, bass and live drums to create tunes that are more than just danceable — songs require multiple listens to peel back the layers of sound and explore the microcosms they’ve created....”

“I know every artist will tell you their music is completely unique and unlike anything you've ever heard, in which they have every right to say that. Every musician, painter, writer, photographer, or filmmaker's goal (I hope) is to create something new. I too must repeat this cliché and say this album sounds nothing like what's currently circulating, as I wholeheartedly believe our music is truly unlike anything you've ever heard. It's not so much the unique blend of our influences and styles It's the way our chemistry connects these styles together. From Kyle maturing up from a grunge and emo adolescent into a producer washed in synth and psychedelia, to Nathan and his R&B influenced melodies that are most likely rooted in his mother's gospel and choir music, to the moody indie rock that I still mainly listen to.”

“The first two tracks (“Intro” and “Styrofoam”) are a perfect example of how the two worlds merge together, more aggressively on the first and a little more smoothly and dreamy on the second. "Intro" almost builds as it progresses and feels more organic as it progresses. I really enjoyed how they combined the electric guitars and synths on this song. It seemed like a perfect marriage that post-rock bands never even tried until now. "Styrofoam" starts with with a synth playing octaves and a rather poppy melody. The sounds only get better as time progresses and the band doesn't hit soaring highs but tend to find an infectious melody and stick with it. Things start to get a different twist with “New Order,” a track where melodies and scenery are more in the background, leaving the beat under the spotlight. Closing number “Hipster Bait” is perhaps one of the most intriguing of these tracks, with his chimerical approach and shape-shifting song structures exploring post ro”


“It’s digital-done-live with Motion Trap, the Denver dance-centric four-piece with a serious nod towards the vocal work of Anthony Keidis and the bass work of Flea in their new single “Freshstart” featuring New York-based lyricist Turner Jackson. Jackson wants nothing more than for “everybody (to) get down” and Motion Trap makes it easy with their unique blend of live instrumental and electronic treatment. “Freshstart” is the first of nine songs to be released from the album palebluedot which becomes fully available May 5th. The full Motion Trap experience can be taken in the following weeks at their May 15th CD release party at Lost Lake in Denver. From drums to click, guitar to bass, synth to backup vocals Motion Trap compliments Jackson’s style to a T and this track sets the stage for what should be another stellar addition to Colorado’s music sound-scape.”