Following the release of their debut EP ‘No. 1’ last year, Pottery have just revealed the details of their highly anticipated debut album. Set to bless our lives on 10th April, ‘Welcome To Bobby’s Motel’ will land via Partisan Records, and Pottery are giving us a little taste of what to expect with groove-filled double-hitter ‘Texas Drums Pt I & II’.
Explaining more about the forthcoming LP, the band explain:
“Who is ‘Bobby,’ you ask?
Enter Pottery. Enter Paul Jacobs, Jacob Shepansky, Austin Boylan, Tom Gould, and Peter Baylis. Enter the smells, the cigarettes, the noise, their van Mary, their friend Luke, toilet drawings, Northern California, Beatles accents, Taco Bell, the Great Plains, and hot dogs. Enter love and hate, angst and happiness, and everything in between. Beginning as an inside joke between the band members, Bobby and his ‘motel’ have grown into so much more. They’ve become the all-encompassing alt-reality that the band built themselves, for everyone else. So, in essence, Bobby is Pottery and his motel is wherever they are.
But really, 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. Bobby is always there, painted in the corner, urging you to relax and forget about your useless worries. And his motel? Well, the motel is life. It might not be clean, and the curtains might not shut all the way. The air conditioner might be broken, and the floors might be stained. But that’s okay, because you don’t go to Bobby’s Motel for the glamour and a good night’s sleep, the minibar, or the full-service sauna. You go to Bobby’s Motel to feel, to escape, to remember, to distract. You go for the late nights and early mornings, good times and the bad. You might spend your entire life looking for Bobby’s Motel and just when you think you will never find it, you realize you’ve been there all along. It’s filthy and amazing and you dance, and you love it.”
Check out the lead single, track list, and some tasty new tour dates below:
‘Welcome To Bobby’s Motel’ Tracklisting
1. Welcome To Bobby’s Motel
2. Hot Heater
3. Under the Wires
4. Bobby’s Forecast
5. Down in the Dumps
7. Texas Drums Pt I & II
8. NY Inn
9. What’s in Fashion
10. Take Your Time
11. Hot Like Jungle
See Pottery live at the following dates.
22 | Stockholm, SE - Obaren
23 | Copenhagen, DK - Ideal Bar
24 | Malmo, SE - Plan B
26 | London, UK - Brixton Windmill [SOLD OUT]
28 - 29 | Oslo, NO - by:Larm
30 | Toronto, ON - The Garrison
02 | Burlington, VT - Waking Windows
04 | Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
05 | Washington, DC - Songbyrd
07 | New York, NY - The Dance
08 | Boston, MA - Great Scott
09 | Montreal, QC - La Sale Rossa
22 | Antwerp, BE - Trix Bar
23 | Hamburg, DE - Nochtspeicher
24 | Berlin, DE - Berghain Kantine
25 | Prague, CZ - Underdogs
26 | Vienna, AT - B72
28 | Basel, CH - Sommercasino (Czar Fest)
29 | Milan, IT - Ohibo Club
30 | Fucecchio, IT - Beat Festival
02 | Madrid, ES - Wurlitzer Ballroom
04 | Pau, FR - Le Pingouin Alternatif
06 | Lyon, FR - Le Sonic
08 | Brighton, UK - Chalk
09 | Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
10 | Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
11 | London, UK - The Dome, Tufnell Park
12 - 14 | Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret
31 - 02 | Montreal, QC - Osheaga
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