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Watch The Motet perform three tracks from their recently released album ‘Death Or Devotion’ during a live session for Paste.
Release Day Picks profiles new LPs and EPs Team JamBase will be checking out on release day Friday. This week we highlight new albums by Santana, Michael Franti & Spearhead, William Tyler, The Motet and Cycles.
Colorado’s The Motet went the disco route on their funky new single “Highly Compatible.”
Start looking ahead to 2019 with a list of the 10 most anticipated albums due out next year from The Allman Betts Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Snarky Puppy and more.
The Motet and Galactic will co-headline Red Rocks in 2019 with support from Moon Hooch.
Colorado funk act The Motet detailed an extensive Winter Tour 2019 in support of their forthcoming ‘Death Or Devotion’ studio album.
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The Motet at Brooklyn Bowl
- Like We Own It
- That Dream
- Cloak and Dagger
- Fool No More
- Whacha Gonna Bring
- Speed of Light
- Joke's On Me
- Getten' to Know You
- Death or Devotion
- Keep on Don't Stoppin'
- Get It Right
About The Motet
Music and escapism go hand-in-hand.
A concert or an album can unlock another world, if you let it. The Motet respect and revere this time-honored phenomenon. Fusing fiery funk, simmering soul, and improvisational inventiveness, the Denver, CO seven-piece—Lyle Divinsky [vocals], Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keyboards], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar], Gabriel Mervine, and Drew Sayers [saxophone]—have continually provided an escape for listeners over the course of seven full-length albums since 1998, including their latest release Totem and with an upcoming 2018 release.
“When you’re listening to us, I want your mind to be taken away from wherever you are during the day and into some other place,” states Dave. “It’s all about that.”
After quietly building a diehard and devoted following, 2016 represented a watershed year for the musicians. They welcomed Lyle and Drew into the fold and released Totem. For the first time, The Motet sold out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater—the holy grail venue of their hometown—cataloged on Live at Red Rocks. The group locked into an unbreakable groove.
“We’ve never been a band that just blew up overnight,” Dave goes on. “We’ve been very tenacious about our movement forward. We’ve been through many different iterations throughout the years. Right now, it feels like we’ve got the lineup that’s making an impression on our scene. Lyle is the perfect match for us. He’s got musicality and this raw energy we all resonate with. He ignited this spark to put work in and write inspiring music.”
“We want to take people on a journey,” Lyle leaves off. “In order to go on a journey, you have to participate. You can’t just simply let it happen around you. You have to give yourself into that journey. Everything is open. You’re free to be yourself. You’re free to go on that adventure and journey. We want to be the catalyst for listeners to understand themselves and the world around them.”
“This is a family,” concludes Dave. “We’ve got each other’s backs. We’re doing this, because we love to be around each other and create together. We’re committed to working together because we appreciate and respect what we have to say and provide the music world and our community.”
Tame Impala, Janelle Monáe, Lil Wayne, Tenacious D, Calpurnia and others are part of the 2019 Lollapalooza lineup.
The Barr Brothers will perform their self-titled debut, ‘Sleeping Operator’ and ‘Queens of the Breakers’ across the three-night run.
Umphrey’s McGee announced 2019 Summer Tour dates and ticket information.
Trey Anastasio Band will perform two concerts at the soon-to-open Mission Ballroom in Denver.
Watch moe. perform “Blue Jeans Pizza” during an in-studio session they recorded at SiriusXM’s New York City studio.