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“…Like the early ‘80’s Siouxsie, Drake is takes-no-trash smart and saucy, an attitude tailor made for the hypnotic, also tough atmospheric guitar webs behind her.” --- Jack Rabid --- The Big Take-Over issue # 60 --- - The Big Takeover Issue #60


“…with a voice strikingly similar to Michael Stipe’s “Green” era (1989) Chris Y contrasts Amy Drakes airy vocals in a way that makes it clear
their chemistry is genuine. The 11 track album is powerful, inspiring and warm. Not to be overlooked by any means. Tell Me Everything is a peek into a relationship bubbling with creativity and oozing with confidence.” --- Kyle Eustice --- Omaha City Weekly ---
- Kyle Eustice 2008


“Last night I slipped “It’s a secret” from Drakes Hotel’s CD on a full sound system at this rock nightclub in Brooklyn and everyone flipped their lids. People got up and started all out dancing once they realized how phat the track was and were all swooned out. The guitar was ringing the f*** out, the rhythms and bass were rolling, and everyone was mesmerized by Amy’s vocals. That cut was rolling and Drakes Hotel are officially in all my rotations. DH dropped a sonic H-bomb last night in Brooklyn and they weren’t even here. I know our country has missile silos in Nebraska, but DAMN.” ---- DJ Rex Nexus -- Brooklyn New York--- - Live Dj Review


“…Their blend of pop is powerful and driving, relying upon layers and layers of voices and sound to build a style which is larger than life. Drake’s vocals are right in the middle of the thick musical mix. Striking and daring, while at the same time endearing. It’s a voice caught somewhere between the rasp of Stevie Nicks and the mystery of Hope Sandoval, and it holds your attention completely. Meanwhile, Chris Y constructs his fortress of guitars and beats, making this album an unstoppable force. --- Mish Mash --- - Mish Mash online


Discography

Chains For Two : 2005 -- Self released
Tell Me Everything : 2007 -- Reverb Records
Sparks That March : 2009 -- Self released

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About The Newest 2009 release from Drakes Hotel :“Sparks That March” is the third release by the nomadic husband and wife duo Drakes Hotel. This new disc was written while traveling throughout the U.S in support of their previous disc “Tell Me Everything” and was recorded in Omaha Nebraska and in the heart of Iowa at their family farm house. Boldness and confidence are apparent from the first song. The cinematic tunes take cues from 80’s Post-Punk and 90’s Shoegaze, with inspirations drawn from a host of bands from those eras and beyond. DH captures the spirit of these inspirations and updates the sound for today without falling into nostalgia or a rehashing of the past. Amy Drake’s lyrics tackle big issues while retaining a human and personal touch. It’s a disc overflowing with sonic ingenuity and lyrical brilliance, making it a bracing and exciting listening experience. With bold production by Chris Y, they have created their own unique style and sound. Combining their signature vintage drum machines and modern drum loops with a fortress of guitars and voice, they have delivered a collection of songs whose vision should rank them with todays new modern music heroes.