Travis Garland - Motel Pool
As a relative newcomer to the game, Travis Garland doesn’t have the finances to take his girl on an exotic vacation. But who needs the Bahamas, when a dip in the Motel Pool is just as romantic and several orders of magnitude cheaper? OK, “romantic” might seem like a stretch, but the Lubbock, Texas newcomer makes it sound pretty damn sensual on this freshly-released LP standout. An atmospheric synth instrumental by beat crew Stereotypes sets the mood as Garland tantalizes his woman with promises of a low-budget getaway. With the vocal prowess he showcases here, I have a feeling it won’t be long before he’s looking at pricier travel options. Fans can hear more from Garland on his self-titled studio album, out now on Stinkface Music.