Trans Am Checks Into California Hotel

Nathan Means of Trans Am has been a friend to Morphizm for many years now, as a contributor as well as an interviewee. Plus, his power trio shreds. Speaking of…

This Spring, the persistently innovative Trans Am will be releasing a special limited edition, vinyl only LP for Record Store Day, California Hotel. To celebrate the album, Trans Am have released the insatiable “Alles Verbotten,” and have announced shows in New York City and Washington, D.C. before dashing across the sea, touring out to Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands.

On California Hotel, Trans Am borrowed ideas from My Bloody Valentine, John Carpenter, DAF, Led Zeppelin, Air, Sade and David Gilmore, among others. The result is an incredibly rich range of sounds that retain a pulsating energy. California Hotel was constructed in four one-week bursts that took place over two years deep in San Francisco’s El Studio. Bits and pieces of songs like “Alles Verbotten” were recorded during live jams, lost due to unique file management and remerged for inspection and improvement – often multiple times.

Trans Am tour dates

Apr. 11 – New York City, NY – St. Vitus #
Apr. 12 – Washington, DC – Club 9:30 *
Apr. 14 – Paris, France – Point Ephemere
Apr. 15 – London, England – Corsica Studios
Apr. 16 – Salford, England – Fat Out Festival
Apr. 17 – Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
Apr. 18 – Colchester, England – Colchester Arts Centre
Apr. 19 – Dunkerque, France – Les 4 Ecluses
Apr. 20 – Brussels, Belgium – Magasin 4
Apr. 22 – Tilburg, Netherlands – Roadburn Festival
Apr. 23 – Antwerp, Belgium – Het Bos

# w/ Eaters
* w/ Baroness