Saint Motel / Pepsi Center / Denver / March 17 / Tickets
California indie pop band Saint Motel started in 2007. Saint Motel is AJ Jackson and Aaron Sharp, who met when they were both film students at Chapman University. Recruiting bassist Dak Lerdamornpong, who worked at a nearby sushi restaurant, and drummer Greg Erwin, who attended another nearby college, they started writing music together, crafting a slick, bouncy, retro, tropicalia-influenced sound that was the perfect foil to Jackson’s smooth, suave croon. Putting their film school experience to good use, they created eye-catching, retro videos for all six of the tracks on their 2009 debut EP ForPlay. They bring a retro sound with modern sentiment. It is a tricky combination but they pull it off.