Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Soak in the new video to Gold Motel's sunshiney 'Safe in L.A.'

Posted by Frank

I can't get enough of Gold Motel. The summery, upbeat melodies. Greta Morgan's sweet and smooth voice. The total lack of pretension in favor of quite simply a damn good time. If you're of the same mind, you should know that the Chicago band have released a new music video (their third since forming just last year! How's that for productive?) for the snappy tune "Safe in L.A." off their debut LP, Summer House.

The video is exclusively up for viewing on, so head over there and have a gander now. It's simple but cool and classy, showcasing the band's great style and retro (in a good way) sensibilities.

Guitarist Eric Hehr, who wrote "Safe in L.A.," said this of the song on "I was kind of bummed out, living in dreary Chicago, and my friends were in L.A., so I wrote the song as a love letter to California, romanticizing about the lifestyle I presumed they were living out there."

To see Gold Motel in the flesh, head to Millennium Park on Saturday, July 10 from 4:30 to 6. The band will perform as part of the "Great Performers of Illinois" series. They'll also be playing as part of the "Local Music Revolution" festival at Congress Theater on Sunday, July 11.

For even more Gold Motel goodness, check out our recent interview with Greta.

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