The Robot Bonfire is a result of local music veterans Josh Watkins, Jason Davis, and Jimmy Huckle combining their musical influences together for a unique and original sound. Mixing influences such as Muse, The Cure, Sunny Day Real Estate, U2, Queens of the Stone-age, Radiohead, and many more, The Robot Bonfire has become a musical melting pot of honesty and mystery weaving warm and eerie tones with hefty riffs underlying catchy melodies. Shortly after the release of their self-titled album, The Robot Bonfire was featured on iHeart Radio’s Loud and Local several times and made their debut at the SXSW Festival.
The Motel Pines might be indie. They might be alternative. They might also be punk. Whatever they are, they play catchy, earnest songs of love and despair and about what it means to be human.
Formed in Dallas, TX in 2015, after the long musical hiatus of singer and principal songwriter Michael Carrasco, The Motel Pines have come out of their corner swinging making an immediate impression on the independent music scene.
Their debut full-length album A Sad History, produced by the esteemed Salim Nourallah, was recorded at Pleasantry Lane Studio in Dallas. It’s already receiving a great deal of attention at college and non-commercial radio stations worldwide.
Their music is noticeably influenced by the punk-rock background of Carrasco but is tempered by the influences of the rest of the band; crossing the gamut of early ‘90s alternative to Texas Country and Roots Rock. This mix of influence really gives The Motel Pines a sound that is all their own.
Gaining momentum from their debut album, The Motel Pines are currently playing the festival circuit - already securing spots at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival in Dallas, as well as Indie Music Fest in Austin during famed SXSW. Look for them to maintain a heavy schedule of local and regional shows, with future plans for an upcoming tour TBA.