Saint Motel is an LA based band, so its' not surprising that some of its' members moonlight as auteurs. The video for "1997" was directed by vocalist A/J Jackson. The track is from the band's debut album, Voyeur.
The explosive, cinematic, hard-pop band Saint Motel is, to put it best, hard to resist, and damn fun. In the world of Saint Motel, nothing bows to convention: Stages become forests and living rooms, and shows become kaleidoscopic mind explosions in 3D. This theatrically creative world is due in large part to the fact that the gentlemen of Saint Motel formed in film school. The bands keen visual sensibility has yielded an array of stunningly original videos that accompany songs from their recently released debut EP ForPlay, released via the bands label On The Records, and the physical or digital version of ForPlay includes the free added bonus of the beautiful, ultra-conceptualized videos for each song.
Saint Motel is A/J Jackson (vocals, guitar), A Sharp (lead guitar), Greg Erwin (drums) and Dak (bass) musicians who constantly experiment and push boundaries within the songwriting process to keep evolving their signature sound that features unique guitar tones and surprising sonic twists throughout.
The raw energy apparent in Saint Motels music is felt at a new level when experiencing them live. The bands live shows are marked by this effusive energy and the spectacle of exciting visual soundscapes that blend the sonic with the artful. Jackson explains, "People want to be entertained when they go out to see a show so we try to offer not only an energetic performance but also a memorable experience." Metromix agrees, stating that "Saint Motel never fail to put on a show thats a treat for the senses" and The Onion claims "Saint Motel has aparticular blend of wholesome indie rock brimming with raucous sexual energy," while Flavorpill declares the band "Imploring, atonal, and irresistible garage glam."