Migrant Motel combines modern Alt-Pop sounds with contemporary production techniques into a blend that is unique yet familiar. They have been making music and developing their sound since 2017 and the band has built their fan base in the United States, Mexico and throughout Latin America. They are now aiming their sights on the growing Bi-Lingual and Bi-Cultural youth movement in the United States. With the release of the new song, ‘Shame’, the band is expanding its reach in the evolving culture!

In talking about ‘Shame’, the band says “This is by far the most real and personal song we’ve ever put out. We wanted to express the frustration of not being where you want to be in your career with the line, ‘I’m a big rockstar that nobody knows’. Although we are accepting our situation, there’s so much shame surrounding unrealized ambitions that expressing the frustrations we feel has been an extremely cathartic experience.”

David continues, “I directed the ‘Shame’ music video and had a blast doing it! We shot it around LA with our Director of Photography, Victor Ingles, who is a master behind the camera. It was nerve wracking to drive the car with a huge mounted camera on the hood… I think the camera rig was more expensive than the car! The last day of the shoot was the parking lot scene and it was amazing to see it all come together: The big lights and the crane shots, I felt like a little Steven Spielberg – it was awesome!”

Peruvian-American David Stewart Jr. and Mexican native Chava Ilizaliturri formed Migrant Motel in Boston while they were studying together at college. Becoming fast friends with shared musical tastes, the band was very active on the East Coast of the US, playing hundreds of shows in the New England and New York areas.

Seeking more opportunities and a bigger stage, the pair relocated to Los Angeles in 2020. The band has played multiple shows on the Los Angeles circuit, performing in legendary venues such as the Whiskey A Go Go, The Viper Room, Roxy and the Troubadour. They made their headlining appearance on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago last summer.

Following the release of ‘Shame’, the band is gearing up for new releases in 2023 with plans to start touring in the 2nd quarter.