Media Life: Ex-Auburn drummer's Saint Motel signs with Elektra Records
The good news just keeps getting better for Greg Erwin and his
Perhaps the L. A. music scene’s best-kept secret over the past half dozen years, Saint Motel has been honing its chops, gaining a fan base through touring and putting out smart and catchy songs. Erwin, a
Earlier this year, British-based Parlophone signed the band and broke Saint Motel in a number of European markets. The success of the group’s single “My Type,” this summer helped smooth the way for a signing announced this week by Elektra Records and the promise of some experienced major label support stateside.
Elektra announced the signing in a news release that lauded the band and “My Type,” which has seen global success with radio airplay in multiple overseas markets, including
And the video for “My Type,” which was directed by the band’s frontman A/J Jackson, has nearly 2.5 million views on YouTube.
Parlophone, home label to both the Beatles and Coldplay, was a prestigious coup for Saint Motel. Elektra is also an iconic name in the music industry.
Label president Jeff Castelaz said that he considers it an honor to have Saint Motel join Elektra as the company enters its 65th year in business.
“Not only is Saint Motel an exceptional live band that writes stylish, brash pop songs, but like their Elektra predecessors, The Doors, the MC5, Metallica and others, they are also the ultimate group of self-starters, who have built a substantial audience and a healthy business prior to landing on our doorstep,” Castelaz said.
Saint Motel has been performing in
Following that trek, Saint Motel will head back overseas for an extensive two-month European tour that will visit several countries, where the success with “My Type” continues to build. The tour will have stops in
Saint Motel’s full-length Elektra debut is already in the works and will see its release in 2015.
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