Motion Trap
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Motion Trap

Denver, CO | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF | AFM

Denver, CO | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Electronic Disco




"Lincoln Calling 2015"

Motion Trap
The Bourbon might have had the most tastefully curated set of the evening. Its evolution flowed naturally and effortlessly from hip-hop to jam funk to indie soundscape. Motion Trap has built a nice Lincoln following over years of touring through and playing local festivals, and the front room was filled thusly by the drums cascaded through echoing guitars to start the set. Theatrics abounded, though with Motion Trap, it was more about well-lit moments of haunting emotion than the grand instrumentation of Undisco Kids before them. Both lent themselves to audience members losing their heads, but with Motion Trap it was always a morphing bassline or a globbing echo or a dangling flange that kept the landscape shifting. Add the lightshow and the stringing melodies that held everything together, and it made for a mesmerizing return.

— Andrew Stellmon - Hear Nebraska

"Electro group Motion Trap scheduled for liftoff"

“The soothing “Like a Dream” shares some genes with Mogwai’s fragile, introspective production, while others — like “Clarkson” — resemble the distorted dance beats of Cut Copy. “The whole sense I got by writing the album was exploration,” said Nathan Rogers, the band’s singer and guitarist. “Everything we wrote, we were exploring the new capabilities – the new landscape of music we had put together.”” - Daily Emerald


“At times, Denver’s own Motion Trap’s sound can be more reminiscent of the large textures of post-rockers, like Explosions in the Sky or Mogwai, where, at other points it comes off dancey, with electronic-laden drum and bass grooves rolling out. The band’s debut album, PALE BLUE DOT, captures the endearing qualities of the band’s sound and song writing. Sometimes toe-tapping, other times atmospheric and textural, Motion Trap seems to have command of anything it decides to do.” - Culture Magizine

"Galatic Gala Tour"

"Along with the release of this single, Jackson is currently on an intimate North West "Galactic Gala Tour" with a three-piece band promoting the upcoming unveiling of his newest album. Colorado-based, dreamy electronic-tinged group, Motion Trap, will be joining him on the road who are finishing up an end-of-the-summer romp around the area. Though all of his September dates are already wrapped, there are still three October dates left to catch on his tour." - Huffington Post

"The Rooster"

“Motion Trap is exactly why we get excited when local bands send us music. With its own interpretation of danceable psych-rock, the quartet manages to create fanciful rhythms with one of the most important ingredients: fun. Also employing the help of local hip-hop emcee Turner Jackson, the album has something for everyone, be it a hip-hop head, jam bro or just general music lover. If nothing else, listen to our favorite, “Less Is More” — you’ll thank us. - The Rooster




While 2016 included a national tour in support of their debut full-length 'PALEBLUEDOT', time as the backing band for Turner Jackson's Red Plastic Cup, and various other collaborations, 2017 promises to be an even bigger year for the band. The project recently found new life as a duo and has a fresh sound they are eager release. 

The first release off of Motion Trap’s upcoming full-length, Molecule is the culmination of 18 months of composition, recording, and production. "Molecule is a summer dance track showing a love for throwback analog synths and an attention to melody. The song and the youtube video are exactly the aesthetic we imagined while creating the track even in its earliest stages." The band is currently working on a video for their second single to be released early this summer.






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