Holy Motors

Slow Sundown Slow Sundown Honeymooning

Marketing Highlights

2017’s equal parts somnambulant and sultry Sleeprydr 7” was aptly described as “psychedelic rock that hits like a dream despite undoubtedly seeking to soundtrack nightmares” (-Stereogum). Thankfully, Slow Sundown, Holy Motors’ debut full length release, finds the Estonian dreamcatchers utilizing a similar sonic palette ranging from dark psychedelic pop to shoegaze-inflected western music. But while Sleeprydr, much like 2015’s Heavenly Creatures 7”, provided only a fleeting glimpse into the dreamscape that their music evokes, Slow Sundown’s eight tracks offer a more immersive experience for those brave enough to take the ride. While the guitar lines from lonely cowboy ballads like “Honeymooning” could easily serve as the central themes for unwritten Morriccone scores, dystopian anthems like the rhythmically propelled “Signs” break new ground for the band and demonstrate that Holy Motors are not bound by their influences. Thematically the album is comprised primarily of sad love songs centered around the idea of motion – the motion of a satellite orbiting a planet, the motion of a passenger riding shotgun in a car – as it relates to stellar-scale and existential isolation. Produced by Merchandise’s Carson Cox and recorded at Brooklyn’s Kutch1 Studios when the band was visiting the US on tourist visas, Slow Sundown is a beautiful alien artifact and hopefully the first of many.

LINE OF BEST FIT - a mesh of the wispy sound perfected by Mazzy Star, the swaggering doom of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game", and the classic beauty of continental cinema from the '60s

NOISEY - Both shadowy paranoia and tender love in equal turns

STEREOGUM - Hits like a dream despite undoubtedly seeking to soundtrack nightmares

THE FADER - Sounds like a title track in a film noir Spaghetti Western

Bio

Hailing from Estonia, Holy Motors is a five-piece twang and reverb band featuring three guitarists. They are cowboys at heart who come off as shoegazers by their presence and dreamcatchers in their music. In their time, Holy Motors have played alongside bands such as Kaliedascope, Craft Spells, Sic Alps, Dirty Fences, and Rips. They will appear at South by Southwest in 2018 and are currently organizing a series of US tour dates centered around the festival.

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Album Details

Artist

Holy Motors

Album Title

Slow Sundown

Street Date

02/09/2018

Order Due Date

01/12/2018

Discount

5% (ends 02/15/2018)

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Wharf Cat Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD14

UPC

616892549345

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

WCR07202

Album Details

Artist

Holy Motors

Album Title

Slow Sundown

Street Date

02/09/2018

Order Due Date

01/12/2018

Discount

3% (ends 02/15/2018)

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Wharf Cat Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP18

UPC

616892549444

Box Lot

50

Catalog #

WCR07201

Album Details

Artist

Holy Motors

Album Title

Honeymooning

Preorder Date

11/29/2017

Street Date

11/29/2017

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Wharf Cat Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Digital Audio Track

UPC

886446867489