Color TV (Demo)

by Cheap Hotels

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"With a sound that draws from New York acts like Television and The Strokes, but adding a twinge of Buddy Holly for southern flavor, new upstart Cheap Hotels are anything but cheap.
And their debut release, Color TV, couldn’t be more perfectly titled.
Their overall indie/garage rock sound has a lo-fi quality reminiscent of “Is This It”, but the musicianship is as hi-fi as it is colorful. Ian Wilson (vox, guitar), Isaac Kolding (vox, guitar), Zeynep Ayla (bass), and southpaw Jordan Raub (drums) play their parts to perfection with a tightness equal to a lid on a pickle jar."
- Chris Nunley
Yab Yum Music and Arts
April 16 2016
www.yabyumwest.com/2016/04/cheap-hotels-color-tv-ep.html

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released November 5, 2015

Music and Lyrics: Ian Wilson and Isaac Kolding
Isaac Kolding: Guitar; Vocals
Ian Wilson: Guitar; Vocals
Zeynep Ayla: Bass
Jordane Raub: Drums

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Cheap Hotels Tempe, Arizona

Cheap Hotels is:

Ian Wilson - Guitar, Vocals

Isaac Kolding - Guitar, Vocals

Zeynep Ayla - Bass

Jordane Raub - Drums

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Cheap Hotels is an indie rock band from Tempe, Ariz. Inspired by groups like The Libertines and The Velvet Underground, the band records warm, organic lo-fi rock songs in bedrooms and living rooms.
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Track Name: Back So Soon
It was just yesterday you went away
But look at you now
Piss-poor and burnt out on it all
Couldn't help but wonder how it came to be this way
Your pride came before your fall

Rumors decay
But still you hear them say

Back so soon
You're back so soon
It's not like you to be back so soon
Was it a waste of time
like a friend turned lover
one strange lonely afternoon

It was wanderlust and genuine disgust you had
That you first decided to leave
Was it really better there?
Oh, was it in the air?
Or was it all an off brown shade of green?

Either way
You'll hear them say

Back so soon
You're back so soon
It's not like you to be back so soon
Was it a waste of time
like a friend turned lover
one strange lonely afternoon
Track Name: Wicked Witch of the West Coast
You're no longer my problem
My problem

You make it so difficult
Difficult

Now you hide crawl up the wall
Up my wall

You don't try to see it my way
See it my way

Everybody knows
The wicked witch has got to go
I don't want to know
About the wicked witch of the west coast

You always read between the lines
My lines

I still walk your blood-red streets
Blood-red streets

Now you're back up on my wall
Up on my wall

And all the time I know you're watching me
Watching me

Everybody knows
The wicked witch has got to go
I don't want to know
About the wicked witch of the west coast

You don't want to know
About the wicked witch of the west coast
She's got to go
She's got to go
She's got to go
She's got to go

She's here
Track Name: Sunshine
Well it's true you can choose where to look
And I've been looking at the gutter
This afternoon I just stared at my feet
Till I got a letter from my brother

And he said
"I'm gonna tell you the truth about love:
It's the work you do after the warmth and the fuzz are gone."

Sunshine
Don't hide away
Don't you know you look fine today
And I ain't wasting no more time today

Well it's true that the world is bleak
I bleak I might never recover
So I burrow in the bed beneath the sheets
And send weird texts to my lover

And she says
"I know it feels like it's too much for you, but
In the end, you choose what you do, so
You may as well choose life."

Sunshine
Don't hide away
Don't you know you look fine today
And I ain't wasting no more time today

Sunshine
Don't hide away
Don't you know you look fine today
And I am gonna make you mine today

I wanna see light before it's too late
Yeah I wanna go outside before the sun sets today

Sunshine
Track Name: ATMs & Liquor Stores
Lost in these city streets alone
Don't know the direction home
It's 3:00 a.m. and I can't fall asleep.
Nightlight skies that advertise
Offer a wandering mind's retreat

ATMs and liquor stores
The restless distressed youth's timbre
Sounds a night that's gone on far too long
The fast way out, the great escape
There is no rebel who's without a cause

All we find are the same few lives lived a million times
They're paralyzed
From the indecision to feel or think or breathe
Of what might be a waste of time
While all the kids who hate their small home towns
Write their feelings on the walls
So please remind me why were here
Because it isn't really all that clear

In what they call their paradise
They smoke the slowest suicide
Because they find they like just how it feels
Talk of modern Michelangelos
They fear the death of art and spark in Rock and Roll

You don't know your words are slurred
Strangers who know of the absurd
Say your dreams make so much sense till you wake up
Choking on the tidal wave
You realize that your time is done

All we find are the same few lives lived a million times
There is no time
For the indecision to feel or think or breathe
Of what might be a waste of time
While all the kids who hate their small home towns
Write their feelings on their skin
So please remind me why I'm here
Because it still isn't very clear

So please remind me why we're here
Noe it still isn't very clear

So please remind me why we're here
No it still isn't very clear

So please remind me why I'm here
I've still got to make it clear
Track Name: Got to Move On
She's moving to California
I don't know how much they told ya
She's made her choice, made her decision
She wants to do her own living

You can see it in your mind
But when you get there it isn't right
And the scenes remain the same
With the details rearranged

She's not running away
Wanted to be free, just needed a way
She falls in love, but not for long
They understand, she's got to move on

You can see it in your mind
But when you get there it isn't right
And the scenes remain the same
With the details rearranged

Mistakes and memories are made
New city, living the same old way
Now she's moving on and she don't know why
All she knows is she's got to try

She's moving to California
I don't know how much they told ya
She's made her mind, made her decision
She's got to do her own living