The album is coming to life!

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Recording the debut album!

We're excited to announce that we have begun recording our debut full length album with producer/mixer Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Karen O, etc)! We are headed to Charlottesville, VA 4/21-4/29 to record and mixing will take place after we're done. Stay tuned!


"Burn Down Brooklyn" Video Premier

The video for "Burn Down Brooklyn" is exclusively premiering on Nylon Guys! http://www.nylonguysmag.com/premiere-motive-burn-down-brooklyn/



Our new single, "Burn Down Brooklyn", premiered on Diffuser.fm. It's available for FREE DOWNLOAD. Enjoy! http://diffuser.fm/motive-burn-down-brooklyn-exclusive-song-premiere/


We launched our Kickstarter!

In an effort to fund our debut album and a documentary on our journey, we have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help make this happen. Your support is everything...thank you! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/motive/motive-is-recording-an-album-and-shooting-a-docume/backers


Folio Weekly Show Preview

Here's a link to a show preview for our show in Jacksonville, FL on 7/12 at 1904 Music Hall. http://www.folioweekly.com/MOTIVE,5860


We're in San Antonio, TX 7/6!

Limelight 2718 N. St. Mary's $5, 18+ Doors 9PM Set Times: 9:30-10:00 - Ex-Machine 10:15-10:45- The Good & the quiet 11:00-11:30- Crown 11:45-12:15- Broken Buffalo 12:30-END- Motive https://www.facebook.com/events/325829064215265/334411666690338/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity


Wreckroom Records Presents...

We recently headed over to Wreckroom's studio to record an in-studio performance of "Dance For Your Maker". We also did a Skinny Dip Interview with Emily Caldwell while we were in Austin for SXSW. Both videos are live on Wreckroom.tv! http://wreckroom.tv/post/51035115142/motive-stopped-by-a-few-weeks-ago-they-wore http://wreckroom.tv/


New shows added!

We're excited to announce that we'll be headed across the country for our June tour. We'll be hitting Seattle, Portland, San Diego, etc! Check out the shows page for all the announced dates!


CBS Morning News (Indianapolis)!

Check out our morning news debut on CBS Morning News (Indianapolis)!!! We played 'Dance For Your Maker' and 'Out Of Bed' performance and answered some questions. http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/indy_style/arts_and_music/motive


The New York Times Article on our video

The New York Times got wind of our new video and did a piece on it! http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/let-your-body-sing/



The new video for "It's Illicit (Late Guest (at the Party) Remix" is premiering on Baeble Music! #stopanddance http://www.baeblemusic.com/music-video/Motive/Its-Illicit.html



We'll be releasing the new video for "It's Illicit (Late Guest (at the Party) Remix" in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned.


We were officially accepted to SXSW!

We were officially accepted to SXSW and have several shows we'll be announcing in the coming weeks. http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22207


New EP "It's Illicit" is out!!!

Our new EP premiered on The Wild Honey Pie and is available for FREE download (it's also available on all digital outlets). Spread the word and please support! http://www.thewildhoneypie.com/motive-give-away-their-its-illicit-ep-premiere/


Article in Performer Magazine

Here's our article, "In the studio with Motive", in the latest issue of Performer Magazine where we go over our recording process from pre-production, production, and post-production. Photos By Deneka Peniston. http://issuu.com/performermagazine/docs/1301_web?mode=window&pageNumber=54


CBS News Story

Check out our article on CBS News and take a look at another new press photo and the video for "It's Illicit". http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57558802/brooklyn-band-motive-bursts-onto-the-scene/


Jet City Stream picks "What's So Bad?"

Thanks to Marco Collins and crew for picking "What's So Bad?" as one of the 'Best New Tracks Of The Week: 12/11/12' and giving us a spin on this Seattle based digital radio station Jet City Stream. Marco Collins was instrumental in break ing artists such as Nirvana, Beck, Weezer, the Presidents of the USA, Foo Fighters, Garbage and Harvey Danger...so, us Seattle folk are very honored to be selected by a true Seattle tastemaker/legend. http://www.jetcitystream.com/2012/12/11/best-new-tracks-of-the-week-121112/Your text to link...


TWELV Magazine Issue #2 feat. Motive

The latest issue of TWELV Mag hit stores this week! TWELV Magazine Here are some pics from the TWELV Magazine Launch Party: http://www.twelvmag.com/fashion/twelv-issue-2-launch-party


Motive feature in Metro NY's CMJ article

Metro mentioned us as a CMJ band to watch. "Let's call these guys The Strokes 2.0. Dressed in slick skinny-tie suits, these Seattle transplants peddle pure melodic rock, with catchy hooks that recall the best moments of The Killers and the fuzzy vocals that remind us of a more cheerful Julian Casablancas. With their videos getting top-ratings on MTV.com, soon everyone will have some Motive of their own." http://www.metro.us/newyork/entertainment/article/1154582--cmj-going-the-distance


Stream our podcast on Fearless Radio

Here's a link to stream or download our Fearless Radio interview. http://www.fearlessradio.com/component/k2/item/3115-motive "Motive called in to the studio on October 10, 2012 to talk about upcoming shows, the inner workings of the band, their plans for the rest of the year, and more."


Pure Volume's Song of the Day!

http://www.purevolume.com/news/Motive-Premiere-New-Single-White-Lizard-Island "Brooklyn-based indie-rockers Motive have been making quite a name for themselves these days. From MTV to CMJ, the quartet have been winning fans over with a sound that blends indie and ambient with a raw aesthetic. Find out what the buzz is all about for yourself with the premiere of their new single, "White Lizard Island,"


'It's Illicit' video is alive on mtvU!



New video premiering on MTV2 and MTVu

We're excited to announce that MTV picked up the video for our latest single "It's Illicit". It will play all-day this Thursday (10/4) on mtvU starting at 6AM (24 spins) and will premier on MTV2's 120 Minutes this Friday (10/5) from 7AM-9AM (our video will kick off the show at 7AM). Tune in!


TWELV Magazine Presents:Motive Show 9/28

TWELV Mag Presents: Motive, Computer Magic, Starlight Girls, & Ricky Tempo at The Studio at Webster Hall THE STUDIO AT WEBSTER HALL MOTIVE 9:30pm COMPUTER MAGIC 8:30pm STARLIGHT GIRLS 8pm 7:30 PM DOORS $10 presale/$12 at the door 19+ Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4882515 Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/arigoldstein1/posts/486795771339264?ref=notif¬if_t=like#!/events/413507002046861/


Madrid Skate Film Festival Commercial

Our song "Nobody Eats My Dinner" is featured in the ad campaign for the Madrid Skate Film Festival. http://vimeo.com/49223010


Our Interview in Brooklyn Spectator...

Here's a link to our recent article in Brooklyn Spectator...pick up a copy for the full spread. http://brooklynspectator.com/2012/08/motive-to-rock/ "With that old-fashioned sound and what one musical reviewer calls “a crisp new twist,” the band has seen its music skyrocket from “cold garages” and personal amps to New York City stages and radio airtime."


Free Download of "Psycho Killer" (Cover)

Here's a link to download our cover of Talking Heads "Pyscho Killer" presented by TWELV Magazine. http://motivemusic.bandcamp.com/album/psycho-killer-talking-heads-cover-presented-by-twelv-magazine


Motive collaborates with TWELV Magazine

http://bit.ly/NOYERp Twelv and Jean Paul Gaultier joined forces on A Woman is a Gentleman, a fashion short referencing 'transformation', the theme of Twelv's issue 002. Editor in Chief Hissa Igarashi directs this lascivious visual sonnet shot by cinematographer Maria Cabra. IMG's next it girl, Marine Hein, transforms from the sweet ingénue she is to please everyone to the passionate femme fatale to please herself. Decked out in Jean Paul Gaultier CLASSIQUE Eau de Parfume, lingerie, shoes and trench coat, Lacrasia Gloves, a fedora by What Goes Around Comes Around and an alluring red lip, the Brazilian model ventures out to experience the New York City night. Brooklyn's garage-pop quartet Motive adds to the sultry mise-en-scène with a cover of the new wave classic "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads. These four former jazz musicians united in New York to play their fuzzy, yet refined rock and roll. TWELV's FW 2012 issues features the band suited up with some leggy lasses for a ramshackle-chic fashion spread.


The Deli NYC Feature

Big thanks to The Deli NYC magazine for featuring us in the Summer issue. http://nyc.thedelimagazine.com/10313/deli-nyc-issue-31-snowmine-afrobeat-influences-on-nyc-sound


We're featured on the Rock the Vote site

We recently were interviewed by the folks over at Rock the Vote. Follow the link to read it and stream "What's So Bad?", "Lay Some Light" and our new song, "White Lizard Island". http://www.rockthevote.com/music/featured-artist/motive.html


Public Assembly show 7/11

We're playing at Public Assembly Wed. July 11th! Kristina Alaniesse presents: The Click Clack Boom with Motive / Dead Stars / Indyns Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY 21 + $8 before 9pm/$10 after


Watch the "What's So Bad?" Music Video

The new video for "What's So Bad?" premiered on MTV2's 120 Minutes today (3/9), now you can watch it here.


Our Music Video on MTV2

Tune into MTV2's "120 Minutes" on 3/9 to see the premier of the video for our latest single "What's So Bad?" and to see our interview with the show's host, Matt Pinfield.


Radio Debut March 1st

"Nobody Eats My Dinner" will be playing on Sirius's Alt Nation from 6am-12pm starting 3/1. Tune in to hear our radio debut.


Get Our Two New Singles for Free

We will be giving away 100 full color cd's of the new singles "What's So Bad?" and "Lay Some Light" to the first 100 people at our Cameo Gallery show. Tickets and Info »


New Single on The Wild Honey Pie

Our new single "What's So Bad?" is featured on The Wild Honey Pie site today. Stream it from The Wild Honey Pie »