Motorbikes (Feature)

Motorbikes - Anacortes Band

Little can be found online about Anacortes band Motorbikes, despite recordings dating back to 2007. It could be the commonality of the search term, or maybe a purposeful push for obscurity. I think it’s the latter. Hitting The Business in Anacortes last weekend, I grabbed a copy of the store’s Record Store exclusive, a nondescript CD-R by the band.

In fact, the packaging had no decipherable text and led me to inquire to @thebusinessrecs via Twitter what I had picked up.

Upon hearing the name Motorbikes, I pulled down their 2011 digital LP from bandcamp. It’s called How To Execute? and features tracks that very much fit the tenor of underground music coming out of Anacortes (which has strong ties to that stemming from Olympia).

As time is limited, I’ll let you check a few out yourself (see below), then demand you head over to Motorbikes’ bandcamp page to hear more.

Download: “Late Bloomer” by Motorbikes

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Download: “How To Execute?” by Motorbikes

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