Skinny ties and suits have found favor in a band that lays it heavy on the drums, relished with dirty guitar distortions and fuzzy vocals. This concoction of organic rage and indie grunge reeks of a band that goes by the name, Motive. The decision to call themselves Motive was based on the lack of love with the endless list of names they adopted and the drive to exist and create music enraged with energy.
Uprooted Seattle natives, Nick Wold (singer/guitarist), Chris Bagamery (drummer) and Andrew McGovern (bassist), all of which who played Jazz music competitively in high school, met up with guitarist, David Leondi, shortly after in New York City, during their freshman year at NYU and burrowed themselves amongst the 2.5 million Brooklenites. Although their rhythmic tastes differ, they can all attest to the sounds of Nirvana, The Strokes and Radiohead giving their sound approach the grunge punch that fuses it into one massive explosion.
Watch them as they flourish from seedlings to full grown anthropoids in their latest video “It’s Illicit”, and casually walk the streets carrying their cardboard box heads in “What’s So Bad?” Both videos premiered on MTV2’s 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield and hit MTV.com’s Most Popular video charts at #2 and #12.
Check out their latest release, ”It’s Illicit (Late Guest (at the Party) Remix)" and soon to be released "It’s Illicit (Late Guest (at the Party) Remix)" video. Which is scheduled to be released Thursday, February 28th The band has been promoting the upcoming video release on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #stopanddance and showcasing an array of images of street inhabitants getting their dance moves on.
Motive is heading back into the studio this spring to work on their album. Currently on tour, but before they hit the road to encroach upon SXSW 2013 in Austin, Texas this year be sure to catch them at the Mercury Lounge, March 5th with Spirit Animal, Starlight Girls and Indigo Wild. Click here to get your tickets at Ticketmaster.