Hotel tis a large ensemble producing
atmospheric fare heavy on the violins, wavering between pastoral and
of like Godspeed You Black Emperor in a good mood. ~
brief history of Hotel Hotel:
Hotel began as two violins, two
guitars, & one drummer in the summer of 2005.
as a side project from the Texas collective CAN(d/t)A; Hotel, Hotel
took a more serious turn. Standard are twenty-minute epics of
drone guitar as eerie violin leads echo over the money beat.
same winter, H,H had toured Texas & recorded it's first album
old haunted house in Austin, Texas. The summer of 2006 saw
the UK with long time british mates: Revenge of
2007 saw a USA east coast tour, again with the RoS. After a
& a half of band line-up changes, living in different states,
a variety of other changes; they completed their second album, The
Sea, in November 2008.
|Hotel, Hotel Discography
||Hotel Hotel - Cactus Hands
2017 | Silber 227
track, 24 minutes
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on Bandcamp | Listen
in 2009, Cactus Hands is the first half of the follow-up to The Sad
Sea. The band expanded from what I think of as their classic
three piece line-up (guitar, violin, drums) to have piano, bass,
& a second guitar. Soaring shimmering instruments,
this is post rock from Texas.
: Listen to Cactus
||The Sad Sea
2008 | Silber 064
tracks, 44 minutes
($18 international, $5
download (256 kbps, ~81 megs))
Hotel's long awaited second
album! Violins & guitars post-rocking & droning!
Listen to the track Mary Celeste
||under sea, over storm
EP 2008 | Silber 067
tracks, 37 minutes
zip file | Archive.org
the release of their new album The Sad Sea on
Silber shortly, I
figured we’d introduce them to the rest of you with this live
Recorded on October 20, 2005 at J&J’s in Denton, Texas with a
of P.D. Wilder (guitar), Justin Lemons (guitar), Patrick Patterson
Francesca Riedle (violin), & Evan Caverninha (drums); Under
Over Storm captures the band early on showing the atmospheric
rock they’ve been perfecting over the years. One flowing
into several song ideas, themes, & improvisations; this gives
idea not only of their live show, but what to look forward to on their
upcoming studio recordings as well.
2006 | Lo-Bangosound
tracks, 43 minutes
The album is a moody conglomerate
of emotions embodied by lurid drones and pensive stillness, swirls of
texture and eerie atmospherics, and entrancing, disorienting repetition
interrupted by robust, vibrant crescendos.
Jacob Price, Delusions
Hotel, Hotel's first release
that inspired Silber to work with them.
Hotel on MySpace