Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Western States Motel: Painted Birds Flying In The Orange Mirror Sun [EP]

The Western States Motel
Painted Birds Flying In The Orange Mirror Sun [EP]
Firebird Field Recordings [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Our favorite somewhat undiscovered Californian Carl Jordan is back with his band The Western States Motel and their new EP with a really long title. It contains five tracks of pleasant sunny harmonic pop songs similar to the ones that made their self-titled debut so infectious. The EP shows a progression in songwriting and complexity within the tracks that one would never know that, like their debut, it was recorded in Jordan's home. If you are into indie pop bands and a Shins like sound then this is a group that should be on your radar - again!

Key Track: "Oh World"

Band With Similar Fire: The Shins

The Western States Motel: The Western States Motel [Fire Note Review 2/17/07]

Official Western States Motel Website
The Western States Motel MySpace

-Reviewed by Natalie Colibri