Carl Jordan has THAT voice. You know, the one that sounds like Gavin Rosdale after heâ€™s taken 40 No-Doz. Itâ€™s that raspy yet emotionally pleasing tone you might recognize with the likes of Pete Droge or Eels, the former heavyweight champions of obscurity-laced pop. But, itâ€™s time to step aside Mr. E. The Western States Motel is here to bring oddball power pop back in a big way with their ultra catchy track â€œThe Cliffâ€.
This song is that love lost, then found, then kicked to the curb, then left in a sobbing limbo of begging and frustration when you are alone type of song. Itâ€™s simply undeniable how much tracks like these affect us. Itâ€™s also undeniable that these guys have taken the baton of this blissful idea, and ran further than their predecessors could have ever imagined.
The Western States Motel: The Cliff [mp3]
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