Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers just dropped a new music video for “The Hotel Song,” taken from last year’s debut, Bought To Rot.
Animated with moody, neon visuals, the music video complements the lyrics that convey an uplifting message of moving forward through struggle while also paying tribute to hotel and motel rooms across the globe.
“‘The Hotel Song’ is my tribute to hotel and motel rooms across the world,” Grace says. “Regardless of bed sheet thread count, shampoo and conditioner quality or Wi-Fi speed, I am thankful to all the rented rooms that have offered me refugee and rest over the years while touring across the world.”
Bought To Rot was written mostly on tour through overseas hotel rooms in Spain, Australia and Amsterdam as well as her home in Chicago. Receiving critical acclaim, Bought To Rot is a musically diverse compilation of songs, with Grace calling it her “Scorpio” record for being redolent in themes of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll.
Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers embark on tour in Australia starting June 14 with fellow labelmates Murder By Death. The band will also perform at Reading & Leeds in August, Ohana Festival in September and The Fest in November. Bought To Rot is available via Bloodshot Records, and tickets for their shows can be found here.
Check out the video below.
06/14 – Brisbane, AU @ Crowbar*
06/15 – Sydney, AU @ Crowbar*
06/16 – Newcastle, AU @ Hamilton Station*
06/18 – Canberra, AU @ The Basement*
06/20 – Perth, AU @ The Boston*
06/21 – Adelaide, AU @ Enigma*
06/22 – Melbourne, AU @ Northcote Social Club*
08/23 – Leeds, UK @ Reading & Leeds
09/28 – Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Festival
11/01 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/02 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/03 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
* with Murder By Death
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