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Mother Island is playing with some serious magic. The world they weave together on their upcoming album Motel Rooms is an occult one, a sorcerous realm of psychedelic rock that's governed by its own intractable rules and moves in dazzling, swirling fashion. Step inside and enjoy a cloak of warm, velvet tones, but don't expect to fully understand the path you're set upon. Try out a few steps of the journey for yourself -- listen to our exclusive stream of "Eyes of Shadow" now.

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"Eyes of Shadow" is a coalescing of dynamics: on one hand, the driving bassline and in-the-pocket groove push the song forward to try and match the passionate vocals, and on the other, guitars spell out enigmatic melodies that seem to exist in separate realities. At the capable hands of Mother Island, both streams enfold into a shimmering, spellbinding mix sure to wash away worldly concerns.

Recorded right after a West Coast tour, you can hear a dash of American twang in the album, and even a little bit of surf rock influence -- but most of Motel Rooms' sound is a complex blend crafted by the Italian band without obvious origin. Really, it just seems ... supernatural. For those who treasure immersive psychedelic music, there's many rewarding voyages here: chief among them, the dark and captivating mystery of "Eyes of Shadow."

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Motel Rooms releases May 22nd via Go Down Records.
Regarding "Eyes of Shadow," the band says:

We’re very happy how "Eyes of Shadow" turned out, but overall the writing process took us longer as expected. We had to approach the song, which means we had to mess around with sketches, distancing ourselves from it again, taking things back later in order to make the song work. With a tight rhythm and a melody both driving, an obsessive and distended crescendo, which is taking the listener into a rapturous suspension, we wanted to suggest some sort of a metaphoric trip. Lyrically Anita describes an initiatory relationship of a femme fatale with a vague, dark and otherworldly essence. And while staring into her eyes, all she sees are shadows.

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