Thirty Tigers/Good As Gold Records 
Fire Note Says: Gold Motel shines bright with their summer friendly sophomore record!
Gold Motel play some of the most clean cut female fronted indie pop on the scene right now and on their self-titled sophomore record the band delivers one catchy number after another. All of this relies on the crisp musicianship that makes the songs pop here but most of all it is front woman Greta Morgan's soaring vocal delivery that brings this album to life.
Right from the opening track "Brand New Kind Of Blue" you know that Morgan is in control of your every thought as she vocally mirrors the bounce of the track with her range. By the time the chorus hits, you are already locked into Gold Motel and by the end of the song you can't wait to hear more. Fans of their debut Summer House  already know the power of Morgan's voice but here it combines with better song structures, better lyrics and better backing/duetting vocals from guitarist Dan Duszynski which make tracks stand out even more.
Gold Motel is one of those albums that at first listen you may be turned off a bit because it plays so orderly and polished but it only takes one listen for Morgan's siren vocals to hit your pop nerve and have you going back for more. The band shines on its up tempo numbers and is primed for the big time as I believe it would only take the right media break for Gold Motel to completely blow up because their sound truly has a wide appeal!
Key Tracks: "Brand New Kind Of Blue", "Slow Emergency", "Cold Shoulders", "At Least We Tried"
Bands With Similar Fire:
Gold Motel: Summer House [Fire Note Review 9/1/10]
Gold Motel Website
Gold Motel Facebook
-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony