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MOTORCADE announces summer dates supporting Toadies
“Calm, cool and collected. Soars with captivating warmth and undeterred drive.” — Atwood Magazine
“Three minutes of dense joy” — Central Track
MOTORCADE (L-R): James Henderson, Andrew Huffstetler, John Dufilho, Jeff Ryan.
Photo credit: Jerome Brock.
MOTORCADE | Live
08/25/2022: The Colony, TX @ Lava Cantina (supporting Toadies) (Tickets)
08/26/2022: Cypress, TX @ The Barn at The Frio (supporting Toadies) (Tickets)
09/08/2022: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater (supporting The Ocean Blue) (Tickets)
MOTORCADE | In The Press
Members of MOTORCADE recently chatted with Dallas NPR-affiliate KXT about the band’s new album See You In The Nothing. KXT’s Preston Jones writes, “The sense that Motorcade knows precisely what it wants to achieve and knows precisely how to achieve it is evident throughout the 11 tracks on Nothing, spilling from the ominous beauty of the opening track ‘Shift’ through to break-out single ‘Slip,’ which aches with reverence for vintage 1980s New Wave and Gothic-tinged pop.”
See You In The Nothing
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02. Standard Passage (STREAM | VIDEO)
03. Derelict Flag
06. Slip (STREAM)
07. Strange Notions
09. Silent Voices
10. Oblivion (STREAM)
MOTORCADE | About
In the four years since the glorious darkness of MOTORCADE first hit the scene, life got a little bit darker, but somehow, more glorious.
Maybe the Dallas-based band’s name represents one of its town’s terrible moments? It’s not meant to be morbid, but reminds of mortality.
Working within that context, the four veteran musicians of MOTORCADE manage to document beauty and vitality with their second album.
This music feels immortal!
Listen for some of the band’s heroes – think late ‘80s / early ‘90s button-the-top-button bands such as The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order and The Jesus and Mary Chain – peeking through on the 11 original tunes comprising See You In The Nothing (April 15, Idol Records.)
And don’t forget The Smiths: Drummer Mike Joyce has already spun MOTORCADE on his UK-based radio show.
Heroes peeking through, or as influential Chicago-based scribe, Greg Kot put it when naming MOTORCADE’s debut as one of his best albums of 2018, “The Dallas band has a profound affinity for the new wave and post punk of the ‘80s, not as nostalgia, but as a timeless vehicle for self-expression.”
Similarly, the band became a hit with the Dallas NPR-affiliate KXT that year. The influence was also felt by Minneapolis Public Radio station 89.3 The Current, which named MOTORCADE’s “Walk With Me” one of its “Top 100 Tracks of 2018.”
This kind of expert appropriation of sound is the work of some of the busiest musicians on the Dallas scene.
Over the years, band members John Dufilho (Bass, Voice), James Henderson (Guitar, Keyboards, Voice), Andrew Huffstetler (Voice), and Jeff Ryan (Drums), have recorded and toured with St. Vincent, The Apples in Stereo, The War on Drugs, the late, great Daniel Johnston and many more.
Forgive the four years between records, but it took the world closing and the resultant long and late nights in a locked down city in order for See You In The Nothing to even exist.
The finished product is so worth it.
Here in 2022, with accolades for its debut feeding the new material, we have the current MOTORCADE single “Slip,” which is perfection.
“Recalling the layered bliss of Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ocean Rain (and especially its opening “Silver” cut), ‘Slip’ is three minutes of dense joy,” says Central Track, the go-to local music discovery website for Dallas. “It’s one of the finest singles released by a North Texas-based act this year.”
Darker, but somehow, more glorious.
See You In The Nothing, the second album by Dallas-based foursome MOTORCADE is out now via Idol Records.
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