Pop, rock, indie, alternative St. Louis, MO. act Finn's Motel will be releasing their new CD entitled "Quinta del Sordo". You can learn more at the meaning behind the title at the bottom of this feature. The show will take place on Saturday, December 16th at Schlafly Tap Room. It is a free show and is 21 and up. Appearing that night also are St. Louis friends and guests Edward Burch plus John Ellis. It appears that Edward will be joined by singer Toby Weiss (Jan's Project, The Remodels) and a couple additional musicians, as well. Visit the Facebook event page HERE for more details. Included below are links to the artists performing that evening and more about the new release.
- Finn's Motel:
- Edward Burch:
- John Ellis:
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"Quinta del Sordo" was poduced by Matt Meyer and Joe Thebeau and recorded by Joe Thebeau and Matt Meyer. It was mixed by Matt Meyer, except "Still Got Time" was mixed by Joe Thebeau.
AD/DA conversion via BURL Mothership by Mario Viele at Cowboy Technical Services, Brooklyn NY. Mastered by Matt Meyer
All songs written by Joe Thebeau [Victory Over Gravity Music (ASCAP)], except:
“What’s Truly Known” (Thebeau/Meyer) [Victory Over Gravity Music (ASCAP)/IBC Shadows Music (BMI)].
Finn's Motel is as follows:
Joe Thebeau – vocals and guitars
Steve Scariano – bass guitar
Patrick Hawley – drums and percussion
Matt Meyer - supplemental guitars, backing vocals ("Halo's Glow"), string arrangements ("Sleep Well Tonight" and "Still Got Time"), and other sounds conjured via earthly sources.
Toby Weiss – backing vocals on “Halo’s Glow”.
Chris Grabau – guitars on “Sons of Saturn”.
Jenn Malzone – piano on “Simple Math”.
Eve Abaray – violin on “Quinta del Sordo,” voice over in Spanish as well as translation of poems.
String quartet on “Sleep Well Tonight:”
Sarah Velasquez – violin 1
Alyssa Avery – violin 2
Joe Gutowski – viola
Jake Brookman – cello
The Quinta del Sordo (English: Villa of the Deaf), or Quinta de Goya, was the name of an extensive estate and country house situated on a hill in the old municipality of Carabanchelon the outskirts of Madrid. The house is best known as the home of Francisco de Goya in the years leading up to his exile, and where he painted the Black Paintings comprising fourteen murals. Contrary to popular belief, the estate was given its name due to the deafness of a prior owner, having nothing to do with Goya himself. The house was demolished in 1909.