Friday, April 18, 2008


Martha Davis of the classic new wave pop band The Motels has launched three brand new albums, marking the first release of new material under the Motels moniker since 1985's Shock.

The new Motels LP, This, in addition to a new solo release called Beautiful Life and a collection of revamped Motels favorites called Clean, Modern and Reasonable, are currently available for digital download at the official Motels site.

This features the classic Motels sound brought up to date, with lots of catchy, upbeat tunes including Where Oh Where, Last of the Bohemians and The Day That Won't Go Away.

Beautiful Life is a darker, more personal affair, filled with songs about loss and loneliness. It is beautiful and painfully sad at the same time, and works best when listened to all the way through. Highlights include Watching the World Go By, the title track, Let Me Fall and 4:30 Friday, which best convey the cathartic, deeply emotional nature of the album.

Throughout these releases, Martha's voice is as affecting as ever. In fact, time has brought her an even greater range. She jumps from a convicting rasp to a fragile cry with ease.

Check out some of the new songs on both Martha's and The Motels' official MySpace pages:

- The Motels on MySpace
- Martha Davis on MySpace


natalie said...

nice blog!

any chance you could pretty please rapidshare "Clean, Modern and Reasonable"?


Anonymous said...

Here you can watch great live TV performances by The Motels from 1979: