THE BURNING HOTELS
Forged under the inspiration of post-punk and angular melodies, the Burning
Hotels cut through modern rock with driving sounds and propulsive rhythms.
The band made their recording debut with a self-released EP titled Eighty
Mirrors, licensed by Razor & Tie. This EP won the Fort Worth Weekly's Album
of the Year and 3 of the Top 10 Songs of the Decade. In April of 2010, the
Burning Hotels will release their debut full-length LP, Novels. This
upcoming release was mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Bloc Party).
The Burning Hotels have supported the Cribs, the Horrors, Ghostland
Observatory, Ladytron, the Octopus Project, the Appleseed Cast and Midlake
along with countless other major artists at various festivals across the
The Burning Hotels was a mutual project of Chance Morgan (vocals, guitar),
Matt Mooty (vocals, guitar) and Wyatt Adams (drums), as the three began
forming their ideas in the attic of a garage on a desolate farm. Following
the addition of Marley Whistler (bass), the Burning Hotels were finally
christened as a working band. The group has all of the pieces for indie-rock
stardom in place. Described by the FW Weekly as "One of town's coolest bands
period," they create a driving sound, strongly founded on dark thoughts,
dynamic rhythms, youth and, of course, the hipster look that's all together.
Building on furiously down-stroked guitar rhythms, circular riffs and
charging, impossibly crisp beats, the Burning Hotels proudly wear their
influences on their collective sleeve. Equally inspired by the attitude and
riffs of Gang of Four and the Clash, the Burning Hotels were blessed with an
enormous amount of buzz before they even played one show. Barely in their
twenties by the time their self-released debut EP, Eighty Five Mirrors,
arrived in the spring of 2007, local success wasn't exactly of the overnight
variety, but it still arrived pretty swiftly.
In August of 2009, the Burning Hotels acted as themselves in Summit
Entertainment's nationwide release of Bandslam, featuring Lisa Kudrow,
Vanessa Hudgens and David Bowie. The band's hit song "Stuck In The Middle"
is also featured on the Hollywood Records soundtrack. Both the film and the
soundtrack include music from the likes of David Bowie, the Velvet
Underground, Nick Drake and Wilco.