Saint Motel are a band that likes to do things a bit differently. The group met back in 2007, when vocalist AJ Jackson and guitarist Aaron Sharp met at film school. The band later added Dak Lerdamornpong and Greg Erwin, and given Jackson and Sharp's film background, they've always placed a particular influence on the band's visuals.
They've consistently grown their fanbase over the following years, with one of their biggest tracks, My Type, being released back in 2014. It came off the EP with the same time, which saw them play European and US tours, as well as the main stage at Coachella in 2015.
Released on October 16th this year, The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Part 1 is the band's first album since 2016's Saintmotelevision, and is the first of a three-part album that the band will be releasing over the next few months. The songs are a retelling of what's been a huge three years for the band since their last release.
They're also in the process of releasing a visualiser for each song from the album, which you can check out via their YouTube channel. The eventual plan for the three parts is for them to form a single album, much like the three acts of a film.
The band's commitment to their music videos is nothing new, with the band releasing 10 virtual reality components to go along with Saintmotelevision, one for each track on the album. They're the first band to release an entire album with a VR experience for each track - and if you've got a spare bit of BitCoin lying around, you can buy their earlier albums, ForPlay and Voyeur using it.
We can't wait to see where the following two parts of the sountrack go, and what technologies they use for their music videos next.