Fan-favorite Colorado funk outfit The Motet has announced the details for its upcoming 10th studio album, All Day, and shared the album’s first track, “’79”.

All Day will mark first instrumental album for The Motet—comprised of Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keys), Garrett Sayers (bass), Drew Sayers (saxophone, keys), and Ryan Jalbert—since 2009’s electronica-oriented Dig Deep.

One of the four album contributions from Dave Watts, “‘79” was written in the drummer’s home studio, which tragically burned down in the Marshall Fire at the end of 2021. That heavy backstory lends a note of resilience to the jazz-funk dance groove.

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“’79” is one of four tracks that I’ve written for our new album, and will be the first instrumental song we’ve released for a Motet record since 2009,” says Watts. “Those tracks were written in my home studio, which was destroyed in the Marshall Fire, so seeing them finally come to fruition feels like a truly cathartic experience.”

Stream “’79” by The Motet on the platform of your choice here or listen to the track via the Spotify player below.

The Motet – “’79”

The Motet will close out 2022 and barrel into 2023 with a lengthy list of upcoming tour dates in Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, and more. On March 17th and 18th, the band will head to Columbus, OH’s The Woodlands for a St. Fatty’s Daze blowout alongside Moon HoochThumpasaurusEggyYAM YAMMuscle Tough, and more.

Click below for a complete list of upcoming The Motet tour dates. For ticketing details, head to the band’s website.

The Motet Upcoming Tour Dates 

12/30/22 Crystal Bay, NV | Crystal Bay Casino
12/31/22 Crystal Bay, NV | Crystal Bay Casino
1/13/23 Telluride, CO | Sheridan Opera House
1/14/23 Crested Butte, CO | Center for the Arts
1/20/23 Denver, CO | Cervantes
1/21/23 Denver, CO | Cervantes
2/3/23 Tucson, AZ | Gem + Jam
2/17/23 Bend, OR | Volcanic Theatre Pub
2/18/23 Bend, OR | Volcanic Theatre Pub
2/24/23 Bozeman, MT | ELM
2/25/23 Missoula, MT | Top Hat
2/26/23 Whitefish, MT | Great Northern Bar
3/1/23 Victor, ID | Knotty Pine
3/2/23 Boise, ID | Olympic Lounge
3/3/23 Salt Lake City, UT | Commonwealth
3/4/23 Salt Lake City, UT | Commonwealth
3/10/23 Buena Vista, CO | Ivy Ballroom
3/11/23 Buena Vista, CO | Ivy Ballroom
3/15/23 Indianapolis, IN | Vogue
3/16/23 St Louis, MO | Delmar Hall
3/17/23 Columbus, OH | St. Fatty’s Daze @ The Woodlands
3/18/23 Columbus, OH | St. Fatty’s Daze @ The Woodlands
3/19/23 Cleveland, OH | Beachland Ballroom
3/24/23 Honolulu, HI | Blue Note
3/25/23 Honolulu, HI | Blue Note

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