Savoy Motel, a quartet from Nashville, TN, (Jeffrey Novak-bass, vocals; Jessica McFarland-drums, vocals; Mimi Galbierz-guitar, vocals; and Dillon Watson-guitar) created an album of eight songs consisting of buoyant tunes and lyrics that transport you back to the seventies.
“Souvenir Shop Rock” bridges the verses with instrumentals that include scratchy guitars and horns. (It actually calls Nelly‘s “Pimp Juice” to mind as well, but that’s neither here nor there as its influence clearly lies in the past as well.) “Sorry People” has a riff that reminds one of “American Woman” by the Guess Who and a long guitar solo that puts you right into an arena circa 1975. Meanwhile, “Hot One” is a tune The Talking Heads would definitely be proud to play. A personal favorite, “Western Version Boogie” has an infectious bass line and practically begs you to play along, even if it’s on your air guitar.
“Savoy Motel are not a post-punk band or a retro glam revival group. We aren’t trying to revive anything. Savoy Motel play southern rock in a modern tradition.” – Sorry People’s YouTube page
Souvenir Shop Rock
Western Version Boogie
Everyone Want to Win
11/4 – Cincinnati OH: MOTR Pub (FREE SHOW)
11/5 – Chicago IL: The Hideout
11/8 – Toronto ON: Horseshoe Tavern (FREE SHOW)
11/10 – Brooklyn NY: Market Hotel w/ Natural Child
11/11 – Brooklyn NY: Union Pool
11/12 – Philadelphia PA: Everybody Hits w/ Natural Child
11/13 – Washington DC: Songbyrd
11/16 – London England: Shacklewell Arms
Savoy Motel is available now. Their album release party takes place tonight at 1229 Martin St.