Motel Aviv

Motel Aviv

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandPopPunk

Motel Aviv writes infectious, high-energy, dance, post-punk-pop songs. With soaring melodies and stomping beats, Motel Aviv will definitely get you on your feet! Take a listen...

Biography

Bio: MoTel Aviv
Austin-based band, MoTel Aviv was formed in early 2009. Together they create their own brand of infectious, high energy, post-punk pop songs with soaring vocals, jagged guitars, and stomping dance beats. Their debut album Post Modern Nation is now available.
Motel Aviv’s live show has been described as, absolutely professional in sound and showmanship, … vivacious live performers, …stylish pop songwriters, … particularly potent brand of poppy rock and roll, … major strength is in the songwriting, … filled with well-dressed, hook-riddled songwriting, …… jerky almost terse riffs and three-chord crunch, kept the near packed house moving non-stop from start to finish,… If the jangling, ringing guitar work doesn’t get you, you ignore the stomping beat and you’re somehow impervious to a chorus that easily gets lodged auditory canal like an earwig, then, who knows, you might be allergic to fun."
The Austinist… The Squawker… London Ferguson…. The Deli

Lyrics

Strike

Written By: Motel Aviv

How can you stand waiting on the memories to fade?
Rather than starve, I will try to find a way
Pictures of you with your cinematic charm
Having a drink, laughing in the restaurant.
I recall Liberty Dance Hall
Hanging out all night with the friends we made
I'd like to think that it could go on.
Oh what fun, I was so immersed in you
Oh what fun, that was so improbable
Strike, strike a chord with those sentimental words
Making me feel I was the only one
I recall Liberty Dance Hall
Hanging out all night with the friends we made
I'd like to think that it could go on and on
As long as you want.
And when the modern day clings to you
Echos of memories racing through my mind
I could try to fight it tonight but what's the use
Give up, shove out the past
Transcending space and time
You're still, in spite of the truth, convincingly here by my side.
I recall Liberty Dance Hall
Hanging out all night with the friends we made
I'd like to think that it could go on.
I recall Liberty Dance Hall
We were so in love, you know too well
Haven't I said too much, just keep holding on, wherever you are.

Lack Lust

Written By: Motel Aviv

Oh isn't it nice when you don't care
But all pleasure and vice really gets you nowhere
I'm very involved with nothing at all
Another temporary lull sounds sensible
We do the same thing every time is that who we are?
Planning a future that's all in the mind only can go so far
Oh I remember a time when I was a boy
I used to think I'd be someone
Looking back at all I had done
Now I wonder
How happy am I if we're just souls waiting in line
Caught up in a lack lust culture
As it grows you find you're worlds behind.
You took the same fall too many times did that serve you well?
Trapped in the confines of this life has it become your hell?
Oh high up in the sky is where I belong
I never dreamt that we'd come down but it's clear as I lye here on the ground contemplating
How happy am I if we're just souls waiting in line
Caught up in a lack lust culture
Heaven knows you have to dig deep
To find your own way out
Come alive with your own voice now
Climb your own way out.

The Unknown

Written By: Motel Aviv

Inches away
I know we're getting closer
Have all the confidence we'll reach in time
Everyone wants to belong its human nature
And I will bring you in
I won't break your heart
Cause in the sound we are one
As the radio plays tonight
We escape.
Shadows rise and fall
Parades of images emerge
And all the pretty girls get their wings tonight
I'm wide awake in a post modern nation
I'm wide awake in a post modern nation
I will lead you there
No I won't break your heart
Cause in the sound we are one
As the radio waves unite
Connecting all our ways tonight.

Vicious Turn

Written By: Motel Aviv

Replay of memories in my head
I can’t erase the things that we’ve said
And a stir of emotion pulls me under
Those thoughts were so explosive
All that we dared to be
All that we shared, wave it goodbye

Vicious turn takes you by surprise
When you’re lost, then you realize
Vicious turn
Can’t explain the sudden change and you got no one to blame it on

Transformation takes control
When the things you want go out the window
And a stir of emotion takes me over
I’d of thought we’d never falter
Have we no chance to be?
Having no chance, waving goodbye

Vicious turn happened overnight
What you saw, makes you go blind
Vicious turn suddenly it’s not ok and you got no one to blame

Why do I, I don’t aim to
Why do I, I don’t blame you
Wonder why, I don’t hate you
Wonder why, I’m ok

With all these things inside of me
With all these things inspite of me
And all these streams run violently
And all these things have silenced me
For way too long

Vicious turn takes you by surprise
When you’re lost, then you realize
Vicious turn,
Can’t explain the sudden change and you got no one to blame it on
Vicious turn happened overnight
What you saw, makes you go blind
Vicious turn suddenly
You can’t explain and you got no one to blame on

To blame it on…

I feel like I’ve been run over…again

Sideways

Written By: Motel Aviv

IF WE SHOULD CRASH TO THE EARTH
CAN YOU GO ON?
NOW IS NO TIME TO SURRENDER
LEAVING THE PAST UNDONE
I CAN UNITE BOTH WORLDS
THESE SYMMETRICAL LIVES
EVERYONE IS DESCENDING
FROM SOMEWHERE SO HIGH

IF THINGS GO WRONG
I’LL BREAK YOUR FALL

OPEN UP TO THE SIGNS
ERASE EVERYTHING ELSE
INCHING UP TO THE LINE
SLOWING DOWN YOUR BREATH
CRISIS CAN BUY WHAT SELLS
THE SECONDS ARE PASSING US BY
EVERYTHING THAT IS DESCENDING
REFLECTS IN YOUR EYES

IF THINGS GO WRONG
I’LL BREAK YOUR FALL

I’M GOING SIDEWAYS
AS YOU FALL

ALL ALONE IN YOUR ISOLATION
ALL ALONE IN YOUR OWN DESPAIR

I’LL BREAK YOUR FALL
SO LIGHT, YOU’RE SO LIGHT….

Effort 2 Forget

Written By: Motel Aviv

In my effort to forget you
Effort to forget you I have failed
But I got my mind made up tonight
I’m gonna push you out
Push you out
Got my mind made up it’s time
You’ve only let me down
Hang me out to dry

In my effort to forget you
Effort to forget you I have failed
But I got my mind made up tonight
I’m gonna put you down
Push you out
I got my life to live and I’m
I’m barely holding on
Holding on

One day at a time now
I’m tired of spending my life out of control
Not easy to climb up from the cold, dark places I find
When you’re here
You know I disappear
You know why

Oh hands shake
It feeds you
To build me up and tear me down
Oh hands shake
I need you
To lift me up don’t tear me down

I wanna live my life now
I’m tired of spending my time out of control
Not easy to climb up from the cold, dark places I find
When your near

I wanna scratch your eyes out
I wanna get my life out from your hold
So hard to climb back from this cold, dark place in my mind

Makes me feel wrong
I feel as lost as anyone can
I know you know, I know you know
Because I’m not worth anything at all
When your here

Raise Yr Love

Written By: Motel Aviv

Androids roaming in search for new life
Using sensors to capture the sounds that
probe through the night
As the colors take shape and the shapes make us, don't you know
There's a space between you and I where no one can go
It's incredible…

I'm ready to raise your love
Look all around you well
I'm ready to raise your love
Calling out again
I'm ready to raise your love

Before the asteroids arrive we build a device
We’re running a race against time to ensure we survive
A mechanical chain-reaction makes such a glow
Bringing a sigh of relief to all those below
On the video…

I’m ready to raise your love
Look all around you well
I'm ready to raise your love
Calling out again
I’m ready let me take you high

I’m ready to raise your love
Look all around you well
I'm ready to raise your love
Calling out again
I'm ready to raise your love
No matter how long it takes
I’m ready let me take you high

Set the modulations

Discography

MoTel Aviv released their debut album, Post Modern Nation in May 2011. It has been featured on KUT's Music Minute, KVRX and 101X The Daily Dose. MoTel Aviv has also been featured on PBS. They have just mastered a brand new 5 song EP that will be released in early 2012 (some of those songs are featured here).

Set List

1. Sideways
2. Effort 2 Forget
3. Suffering Eyes
4. RaiseYour Love
5. Static
6. Who Do You Want To Be?
7. Strike
8. Vicious Turn
9. The Unknown
10. Lacklust
11. Back To One
12. Transmission (Cover by Joy Division)