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Gold Motel

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Chicago, United States

Gold Motel is the Chicago-based solo project of singer-songwriter Greta Salpeter (a.k.a. Greta Morgan), formerly of The Hush Sound. The band consists of Morgan (vocals, piano/organ/keyboards), Eric Hehr (guitar), Dan Duszynski (guitar, vocals), Matt Minx (bass), Adam Kaltenhauser (drums).

They performed for the first time in December of 2009 with a sold out headlining show in their hometown of Chicago at The Beat Kitchen, coinciding with the release of the “Gold Motel” EP.

In June of 2010, they released their critically acclaimed debut album “Summer House,” which had SPIN Magazine dubbing them a “hot new band,” and NYLON Magazine describing their music as “ begging to be blasted out of your car’s rolled-down windows.”

Gold Motel quickly followed up Summer House with the “Talking Fiction” 7” in November 2010, which continued to establish their distinct sun-drenched sound.

The decidedly West Coast outlook of Summer House and Talking Fiction took the band on both national and international tours through 2011, playing alongside acts such as fun., Kate Nash, Hellogoodbye, OK Go, Butch Walker, Cold War Kids, They Might Be Giants and more. 2011 also found them making debuts at festivals such as Lollapalooza and SXSW. While the band continued to tour and perform through the end of the year, their music was featured on various television shows and commercials. In addition, Gold Motel was featured on a variety of tastemaker radio stations such as KEXP and WXPN, and earned raves from the likes of Nylon, LA Times, SPIN, The New York Post, Alternative Press, Billboard, Refinery29, and Paste among others.

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  • Lentron

    This band is amazing, but I just feel like I'm trying to use this band to plug the hole in my heart where The Hush Sound used to be =-(. It isn't quite working, but props to Greta for still rolling out amazing music! Oh, and the rest of Gold Motel.

    24 May 5:55pm Reply
  • DonUber

    Love it!

    4 Feb 2014 Reply
  • ikabupini

    "I keep on playing all your songs..." ;-) You're my girl crush, Greta!!! :D

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ikabupini

    I don't listen much to female vocalists but you are the exception Greta. I love your voice! :D

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • girldontcome

    I can't believe I haven't heard this until now. Love at first listen.

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • pondrafi

    where's The Hush Sound on top similar artists??

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • CheezyNoodles

    fantastic

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • drumaboy70

    wow this band is awesome

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • mixedresults

    what the hell, why haven't i listened to them sooner??

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • metal_owns

    Just saw them live tonight, it was awesome!

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
  • deemarie

    I love the new album. It is another perfect soundtrack to Summer.

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Joshua_Lastfm

    The new album is soooooooooooo good.

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • TalkingFiction

    I really like the new album, it's on par with their debut.

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • dangs12

    why nobody's talking about the new album? I'm very surprised, they really have grown up

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • sarelfeniel

    Got the new album today in the mail and I am loving it. So amazing.

    27 Jun 2012 Reply
  • eschew

    slow emergency is soooo good

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • DelamanchaBand

    This album makes the Day so much Better!!! Just makes you FeeL GooD!!!

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • neonemesis213

    Love them, but oh! How I miss The Hush Sound.

    24 Nov 2011 Reply
  • voo2k6

    WOW what a great underrated band!!! COME TO GERMANY !!!! PLEASE!

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
  • pondrafi

    i love Greta's voice..

    2 Sep 2011 Reply
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