BY ALI GAUGLER // On Friday, November 3rd, emo revivalists, The Hotelier, will be playing a show at Songbyrd Music House and Record Café, after the release of their third studio album, Goodness.
There is a sincerity in The Hotelier’s music that can only come from first hand experience. The band was formed in 2009 when the members were still in high school in Massachusetts. They put out their first record, It Never Goes Out, in 2011, presenting the urgency of teenage emotion with authenticity.
Their second album, Home, Like Noplace is There, was released in 2014. With even more emotion than that behind their debut, the album deals with dark topics such as toxic and abusive relationships as well as suicide in a way to inspire personal growth and transformation. This album lead to The Hotelier being named as one of the main bands leading the emo revival.
Goodness, their latest album, was released in May of 2016. Receiving the most positive reviews from critics yet, the band begins to rebuild from the tragedies that inspired the former album. Searching for light and meaning, the band branches out of their emo revival label, and shows themselves to be a truly great rock band, however you classify them.
Joined by Oso Oso, Alex Napping, and Common Holy, the show is sure to be one ripe with emotion, honest and raw, and one you surely don’t want to miss.
Limited tickets are available on Ticketfly.