Chicago band Local Motive’s leader Mike Vinopal announced that their show Sat. 8/12 at The Elbo Room will be their vinyl release party for their first LP. The night will feature sets from Local Motive as well as Flowtone, The Fonzie Scheme, & Bishop. The show starts at 8pm. $10 at the door.
The first single from the album, “Twig,” debuted on 101WKQX during James Van Osdol’s local music show, DEMO 312. Local Motive celebrated the release of their second single, “Killer,” at their House of Blues concert in June. Both singles are available now on Spotify & iTunes. Local Motive's new LP entitled "Grams," recorded at Rax Trax Recording, will be their first vinyl release, out 8/11/17.
As a followup to their debut 4-song EP, “Superconductors,” this new album captures the electric energy of a Local Motiveperformance, bursting with lyrical messages, irresistible soulful melodies, and the spirit of old-school rhythm & blues. The “Grams” LP is bookended by “Twig” & "Symbiosis" to begin & end on a hopeful note, lyrically & musically, but the album also delves into darker tones, commenting on universal struggles of identity on tracks like “Killer” & “High Life.”
Influences of soul legends are apparent in both the singing of Chilean vocalist, Daniella Rojas & Chicago-native, Mike Vinopal, along with their contemporaries like Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, & Gary Clark Jr. This powerful new record from Local Motive is a fully-realized statement of new songs from the band that flows from start to finish, with loads of hooks that you’ll be whistling to yourself the next morning.
Catch their performance at The Elbo Room in Chicago, IL. on Saturday, August 12th. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.