Saint Motel is the new motel you need to look into. The band members, A.J Jackson (lead singer/pianist), Greg Erwin (drummer), Aaron Sharp (guitarist), and Dak Lerdamornpong (bassist), came together in 2007 in California. Jackson and Sharp met at Chapman University in Orange, California when they were studying film. At the time, Lerdamornpong was a sushi chef and Erwin attended another college in the area. The four of them came together and began creating their tropicalia-influenced sound.
In 2009, Saint Motel released their first EP, ForPlay, that had six tracks on it. In 2012 they released their debut album, Voyeur, and in 2014 they released another another called, My Type. I was able to talk with Jackson briefly!
When writing music, who are some of the musical influences we will hear?
Bowie’s been on the mind a lot lately but honestly there are too many to name. There always have been. We love everything from Burt Bacharach to Black Sabbath.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
Weird Al Yankovic
I’m a huge fan of your song, “Cold, Cold, Man,” that is featured on your debut album, Voyeur. What is the song about?
In a way it’s a love song that says I love you in a million ways other than “I love you”. In that sense, it’s a bit more complicated and weird like the emotion itself.
What should your fans be looking out for? A album, music video, or single?
All three! But in reverse order. New single coming real soon.
Keep on rockin’ guys!