Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The Hotelier

The Hotelier (formerly The Hotel Year) are a four-piece emo/indie/punk band from Worcester, Massachusetts that began in 2009. They released two-full lengths under their old name, before changing it before the release of the seminal Home, Like NoPlace Is There. They've developed very quickly, and draw influence from so many different sources that it's difficult to tack them down. The blanket terms "emo" or "punk" are pretty accurate, but still don't indulge in the fine details and mixture that is The Hotelier. They sound as if The Weakerthans, Jimmy Eat World, Against Me!, Latterman and Brand New were all thrown together to create this hybrid that sounds unlike any other. Their songs are incredibly catchy, but lyrically detailed and honest, with a passionate delivery just begging to be yelled along to. Their guitar work has progressed from the chunk of pop punk to the clean and jangly sound of indie rock, with a touch of You Blew It! and friends in it. A particular thing about this band is how much replay value they have. No matter how many times I've listened to their last album, it's continuously entertaining and emotionally hard-hitting, with new guitar melodies or lyrics sticking out every time. In my opinion, it's one of the best albums released this year, and their older material, particularly It Never Goes Out, is also some amazing stuff. The Hotelier get requested constantly, so enjoy!

1. The Sun Also Falls
2. Extinction
3. Southern Discomfort
4. Bird Brain
5. A Rhapsody In Black
6. A Rhapsody In Blue
7. Searching

1. Even The Keys Need To Be Locked Up
2. Named After An Inside Joke

1. Our Lives Would Make A Sad, Boring Movie
2. Vacancy
3. Lonely Hearts Club
4. An Ode To The Nite Ratz Club
5. Weathered
6. I'm Gone
7. Holiday
8. Still Water Spectacle
9. Title-Track (There Is A Light)

1. Dikembe - I Watch A Lot Of Jackie Chan Movies (Acoustic)
2. The Hotel Year - Settle The Scar
3. Modern Baseball - Voting Early
4. Old Gray - The Foxes Begin To Starve
5. Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) - The Hour of Pearl
6. Pentimento - It Happens To The Best Of Us

1. An Introduction To The Album
2. The Scope Of All Of This Rebuilding
3. In Framing
4. Your Deep Rest
5. Among The Wildflowers
6. Life In Drag
7. Housebroken
8. Discomfort Revisited
9. Dendron

1. N 43° 59' 38​.​927" W 71° 23' 45​.​27''
2. Goodness Pt. 2
3. Piano Player
4.  N 43° 33' 55​.​676" W 72° 45' 11​.​914"
5. Two Deliverances
6. Settle the Scar
7. Opening Mail for My Grandmother
8. N 42° 6' 3​.​001" W 71° 55' 3​.​295"
9. Soft Animal
10. Sun
11. You in This Light
12. Fear of Good
13. End of Reel


  1. Can you upload Souvenirs' stuff please?

  2. Are you able to put up Goodness from the album stream before its release date? Favorite website ever!

  3. When is Goodness going to be put up?

  4. Yo. Goodness or nah?

  5. Thanks so much!

  6. Any chance Goodness pt. 1 will be up?

  7. it never goes out is not available anymore...