BOTM: Motopony Talk New Album, Pre-Show Rituals & More


Having paid their growing-pains dues and hit a harmonic center of vision and sound, Motopony have found their higher purpose and kinetic momentum. Now, with a new album on the horizon on the heels of last year’s immensely promising Idle Beauty EP, we’re proud to feature the Seattle-born sextet as Crave’s Band of The Month for November.

The band’s arena-baiting indie-psych design is a magnetic new point of reference for those seeking the sounds of seasoned musicians tripping their balls off in the dense forests of the Pacific Northwest. As they prep their sophomore full-length, slated for release in spring 2015, they’ve teamed with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Heartless Bastards, Trail Of The Dead) to shape the proper frequency.

We recently met up with Motopony at legendary drummer Matt Sorum’s home studio in Los Angeles for an intimate CraveOnstage session. We first brought you the hypnotic psychedelic swell of “Buffalo Medicine,” and the bright light of “Get Down (Come Up),” off last year’s Idle Beauty EP, and continue today with a sit-down interview.

Below, frontman Daniel Blue and guitarists Mike Notter and Nate Daley discuss their pre-show rituals involving Richard Simmons workout tapes, the delicate balance of diplomacy in passionate creativity and more. Cognizant of their ability to transcend standard communicative pathways with their music, the trio explore their individual connection of spirit through their craft… after rocking some fine impressions to kick things off.

Check back later this week for another exclusive session with Motopony, and keep up with the band at their official site, as well as on Facebook

Previous Band of The Month Performances:

Alain Johannes / Grieves / Steel Panther / Vintage Trouble / Semi Precious Weapons  

Hot Karate / RX Bandits / Nico Vega / The Mowgli’s / Dessa / Everlast 

The Wild Feathers / The Silent Comedy / LP