Band: Hotel Books
Label: HassleRec / Rough Trade
The heart-wrenchingly poetic Hotel Books has signed to Hassle Records for the UK and European release of new album ‘Equivalency’. The record will be released on limited transparent violet LP & digipak CD on 9th Feb, 2018.
I’m Almost Happy Here’ is the latest track to be revealed from the album, plumbing the depths of despair, fear and regret but looking to hope. There’s a haunting melody prevailing through Vocalist Cam Smith’s lilting but impassioned delivery and flow.
Previously, ‘Celebration’ was the first track to be released from the album alongside a music video. It’s a satirical look at the artistic process and outside pressures and influences musicians might come up against along their music-making way.
Hailing from Porterville, CA, Hotel Books revolves around the spoken-word poetry and lyricism of Cam Smith. Delivering intense, cathartic words over ambient musical soundscapes tinged with indie rock and post-hardcore. Smith uses his high octane vocal delivery as a platform for stories of pain, struggle, and the overall triumph he has found in faith and Love. Smith uses Hotel Books as a vessel to deliver his personal story, collaborating with stellar musicians to bring his words to musical life.
The band has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. Currently on tour in the USA, stay tuned for more live dates worldwide to be announced.