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Binghamton, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2021

Binghamton, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2021
Band Rock Shoegaze




"Weekly Listening: May 2022 #1"

"Having met at Binghamton University and won the hearts of the local scene, New York‘s Mote have just released their debut record, Defying Ephemera. Though not strictly a concept record, there’s a narrative arc from love to lonely longing across the twelve tracks, the nasty dose of heartbreak smack bang in the middle bringing a conflicted, anguished mood. The lead single and title track opens the record, existing before the worst has come to pass, but the growing chaos which envelops the spoken vocals hints at the turmoil to come." - Various Small Flames

"Music Issue: Mote"

"The band’s name is both a reference to a Sonic Youth song and a reference to the actual definition of the word 'mote.'

'A mote is a speck of dust,' Galati said. 'If you ever see a speck of dust in light, it looks like stars. So, stars are a big motif of ours.'

Stars are a massive part of the band member’s everyday outfits. Galati has a star tattoo, and the other members of the band wear star accessories. Kasper has stars painted on their Dr. Martens boots.

'We’re always wearing stars and shit like that as a kind of reference to the grander motif of the Mote speck,” Galati said. “Mote-if.'

As for the future of the Mote speck, big things are coming. They have a few more gigs coming up this summer, the dates and venues for which can be found on their Tumblr page, including an upcoming show at the Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan.

'This is just the beginning,' Galati said. 'We already have more originals and shit … We’re just always creating.'" - Pipe Dream


LP- Defying Ephemera

Single- Clinomania/Follow Me

Single- You Left



Mote is a band from Binghamton, NY that consists of Ella Kasper, Jackson Galati, Oli Bochenek, and Fiona Celli. Honoring Sonic Youth's legacy, the band's name is a nod to Binghamton University alum Lee Ranaldo. Their debut album, Defying Ephemera, is available on all streaming platforms.

Band Members