By Chris Parker
Originally a duo featuring singer Tom Cheshire (All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, Rent Boys) and guitarist Brent Hinds (Fiend Without a Face, Mastodon), West End Motel has been gathering members and momentum over the past year. The group's now a six-piece, though the lineup fluctuates: Guitarists Mike Shina and Ben Thrower buttress Hinds, Stiff Penalty plays bass, and for the moment, Mark Carbone is on the drums. They've accumulated a large complement of songs and have planned a series of releases over the next year to join the four-song 7-inch recorded in 2005 and released last year.
Cheshire and Hinds first met at a Fiend Without a Face show a few years ago, where Cheshire concluded the group was his favorite band and Hinds his favorite guitarist. "I then decided I was going to make him my best friend," Cheshire writes from Chile, where he's spent the last couple of weeks.
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Many brews and trees later, they forged a partnership producing music unlike anything they'd created with their other bands: Rustic and ragged, the short country-blues tunes sound soaked in whiskey and scarred by a hard wind.
(Photo by Chad Radford)
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