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Brooklyn NY, United States (2007 – present)

Hospitality is an American Indie pop trio from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2007 and consisting of Amber Papini (vocals, guitar), Brian Betancourt (bass) and Nathan Michel (percussion). The band is currently signed to Merge Records and released their first full-length album on January 31, 2012.

Hospitality released its first self-titled EP in 2008. It came about after the band met Karl Blau at a show they both played at the Cake Shop. Blau heard Hospitality’s soundcheck and asked if he could record them in exchange for Hospitality acting as his backing band sometime in the future. The EP garnered a few favorable reviews and earned Hospitality the title of band to watch from

Hospitality remained quiet for the next few years as they worked on side projects and Papini tended to a death in the family. They eventually recorded their first full length album and signed to Merge Records in September 2011.

They released their second album, Trouble, in 2014.


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  • zukaus

    Trouble is a fantastic album. I loved it when it first came out and it's only continued to grow on me.

    17 Dec 6:30am Reply
  • Dantop

    A voz dessa mulher ♡

    5 Dec 9:32am Reply
  • EuSouNeguinha

    nice band

    22 Oct 8:33pm Reply
  • Machiventa

    loving the new album. but that cover art reminds me of another album cover... anyone know?

    3 Sep 11:44pm Reply
  • Joetheking

    going to give the new album a spin while at the gym today, pumped? hell yes.

    29 Mar 8:52pm Reply
  • sr_formica

    not easy at first listen...

    27 Mar 4:58pm Reply
  • one_inhale

    Trouble is awesome.

    12 Mar 6:36pm Reply
  • newdat

    the new album is so good.. i suspect it'll get even better after a couple more spins.

    19 Feb 5:40pm Reply
  • threetoast

    who wrote this friggin bio

    18 Feb 2:47am Reply
  • hi-def

    Everything about "Trouble" is great. Especially her voice but the whole atmosphere really. I mean, even the cover is awesome! I'm in love

    15 Feb 5:20pm Reply
  • mayplusmay

    Love the new album, hate the new bio. "until they find the very air around them subtly but perceptibly changed" -- really? Come on. The air around me was subtly changed last time I farted; can I get a critical shout-out for my next one?

    10 Feb 5:37pm Reply
  • jonnylion

    Hated this on first listen, absolutely love it now

    9 Feb 3:50am Reply
  • xJake_Guitarx

    "Trouble" is so wonderful! She really brought out her voice on this album, and I just love it.

    31 Jan 5:58am Reply
  • javiikiller

    Trouble will be one of the best albums of 2014. I'm pretty sure!

    30 Jan 3:38am Reply
  • Martinoilchino

    AMAZING !!!! this band is so unique !!!!!

    29 Jan 7:43pm Reply
  • Tree-Fingers

    liking the new album a lot; the signed poster with the pre-order was a very nice surprise, too! Thanks Hospitality and Merge Records; thospitalityandmergerecords

    28 Jan 10:08pm Reply
  • lewis_mufc

    Trouble is really good on first listen through.

    27 Jan 9:59am Reply
  • raffy_rillo

    The new album took me by surprise. Digging it, some good tracks in it.

    26 Jan 8:01am Reply
  • itstariq

    new album is gooooood

    25 Jan 10:17pm Reply
  • cliquott

    The new album is more than what it seems.

    24 Jan 8:56am Reply
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