Not long ago, the members of Motive were shredding through jazz lead sheets and getting carted across the U.S. and Europe to showcase their young talent. Nowadays, Motive populates a different scene. The Seattle transplants, turned Brooklynites emerged from their Clinton Hill practice space to take NYC and the Internet by storm.
Featured in The Deli Magazine's "Best of New York" issue as an emerging artist of 2012, Motive's brand of grunge-influenced rock, laced with catchy hooks and serious songwriting technique shines on the latest single, What's So Bad? Produced & mixed by Chuck Brody (Phantogram, Bear Hands, Ra Ra Riot), the song's edgy, eye-popping video immediately caught the attention of MTV. It premiered on MTV2's 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield and quickly skyrocketed to #2 on MTV.com's Most Popular video chart, topping artists such as Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, and Imagine Dragons- a rare feat for an unsigned band.
Motive is currently preparing to release a new EP with a series of high concept music videos to accompany the release, and recently had their cover of The Talking Heads "Psycho Killer" featured in a Jean Paul Gaultier video released by TWELV magazine. The music continues to flow out of Brooklyn and in 2013 will take the band onto leading venue and festival stages worldwide.
Motive has 2 videos on MTV currently- one reaching the #2 most popular. They've also appeared on 120 Minutes w/ Matt Pinfield on VH1 and lots more.
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