Not long ago, the members of Motive were shredding through jazz lead sheets and getting carted across the U.S. and Europe to showcase their young talent. Nowadays, Motive populates a different scene. These Seattle transplants, turned Brooklynites, emerged from a Clinton Hill, Brooklyn practice space onto stages around the city and are rapidly taking NYC – and the internet – by storm. Known for their grunge influenced indie rock sound, Motive’s catchy, hook laced songwriting shines through on the latest single, “What’s So Bad?”, which was Produced & Mixed by Chuck Brody (Phantogram, Bear Hands, Ra Ra Riot). The video for “What’s So Bad?” recently caught the attention of MTV and premiered on MTV2’s 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield. The video quickly skyrocketed to #2 on’s Most Popular video chart, topping artists such as Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, and Imagine Dragons- a rare feat for an unsigned band.

Motive is currently preparing to release a new EP and a series of high concept music videos to accompany the release, and recently had their cover of Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” featured in a Jean Paul Gaultier video released by the popular fashion/music/and culture publication, TWELV Magazine.

Fields Of Mars

If every musician is searching for that elusive sound that they hear in their heads then that would make Erich (Three Days In Vegas, Psycho Sonic Cindi) no different than the rest. He has said that it is like "musical sounds capes bouncing around like bells reverberating off the walls of some cathedral". This was the genesis of The Fields of Mars. Erich set about bringing together old band mate Brandon Lewis (Permanent Darling, Honey Driver) on guitar and Synth and Mary Anne Barckoff (Viva La Venus) on Bass. For two months or so they crafted songs that would eventually evoke the darker side of the 80's a sugary mixture of indie, pop, post rock. They eventually brought in filmmaker and musician in his own right Ismail Abdelkhalek on drums.

For fans of: Pink Floyd, New Order, Radiohead


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