I know nothing about this motel. I do know that this solo artist hails from Mississippi and is in his early twenties. I can also take a wild guess that he has never read an issue of this magazine. But maybe his press agent mailed this release to HQ. The songwriting is definitely capable. Fans of Steve Earle and Wilco may find some music here that excites them. I doubt that most readers of this magazine will feel the same.
–Sean Koepenick (Misra, misrarecords.com)