Pottery Announce Debut Album Welcome to Bobby's Motel, Share New Single "Texas Drums Pt I & II"

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Pottery Announce Debut Album <i>Welcome to Bobby's Motel</i>, Share New Single "Texas Drums Pt I & II"

Montreal post-punk outfit Pottery have shared the details of their debut album Welcome to Bobby’s Motel and released a new cut, “Texas Drums Pt I & II.” The album is dropping on April 10 via Partisan Records. They’ve also shared a new music video, which accompanies part one of their new track, and was directed by Pottery’s Paul Jacobs and Jacob Shepansky in collaboration with Meagan Callen and Charlie Coote. Last year, Paste named Pottery’s debut EP, No. 1, one of the year’s best, and we also named Pottery one of the 20 best new artists of 2019.

The full version of “Texas Drums Pt I & II” (which you can listen to down below) rides a wave of funky percussion and rollicking guitars. It’s their most hypnotic song to date, leaning on psychedelic spoken-word and heady grooves, but it fits into the surreal world that they began to curate on No. 1. The song’s video follows a pair of mustachioed, unibrowed scallywags on their cinematic adventures, and they’re easily imagined as regulars in Bobby’s Motel.

Per a press release, the album title is an inside joke between the band. “Bobby” represents Pottery, and his “Motel” is essentially “wherever they are.” The band wrote in a statement:

Bobby is a pilot, a lumberjack, a stay at home dad, and a disco dancer that never rips his pants. He’s a punching bag filled with comic relief. He laughs in the face of day-to-day ambiguity, as worrying isn’t worth it to Bobby. There’s a piece of him in everyone, there to remind us that things are probably going to work out, maybe. He’s you. He’s him. He’s her. He’s them.

Watch the “Texas Drums Pt I” video, listen to “Texas Drums Pt I & II,” and watch Pottery’s recent Paste Studio session below. You can preorder Welcome to Bobby’s Motel here. Scroll down for their tour dates, album artwork and tracklist.

Welcome to Bobby’s Motel Album Art:

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Welcome to Bobby’s Motel Tracklist:
01. Welcome to Bobby’s Motel
02. Hot Heater
03. Under The Wires
04. Bobby’s Forecast
05. Down In The Dumps
06. Reflection
07. Texas Drums Pt I & II
08. NY Inn
09. What’s In Fashion?
10. Take Your Time
11. Hot Like Jungle

Pottery Tour Dates:

February
22 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren
23 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar
24 – Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B
26 – London, U.K. @ Windmill Brixton (SOLD OUT)
28-29 – Oslo, Norway @ by:Larm Festival

April
30 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Garrison

May
02 – Burlington, Vt. @ Waking Windows
04 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brenda’s
05 – Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
07 – New York, N.Y. @ The Dance
08 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott
09 – Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rossa
22 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Bar
23 – Hamburg, Germany @ Nochtspeicher
24 – Berlin, Germany @ Berghain Kantine
25 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Underdogs
26 – Vienna, Austria, @ B72
28 – Basel, Switzerland @ Sommercasino (Czar Fest)
29 – Milan, Italy @ Ohibo Club
30 – Fucecchio, Italy @ Beat Festival, Limonaia

June
02 – Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
04 – Pau, France @ Le Pingouin Alternatif
06 – Lyon, France @ Le Sonic
08 – Brighton, U.K. @ Chalk
09 – Manchester, U.K. @ Deaf Institute
10 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
11 – London, U.K. @ The Dome Tufnell Park
12-14 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret

July
31-02 – Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga

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