I recently rediscovered A Hotel Nourishing’s debut, Deus Ex Machina. The band has only two members — drummer Cameron Rogers and guitarist/vocalist Sonny Baker — but an incredibly full sound. Baker’s influences like Frank Zappa and Jerry Garcia permeate his almost-math-rock guitar playing, weaving through Rogers’ incredibly powerful drumming. The two sounds come together in some sort of post-rock, like Liars or Fugazi with jazz-influenced guitars and the energy of Japandroids.
Listen to the album and download it for free on their Bandcamp site:
Deus Ex Machina came out in 2007, and so far, it’s the most recent thing they’ve released. They’re still playing shows, mostly in Buffalo, and keeping busy with side projects. Baker has done some solo work and plays in Wooden Waves and Lazlo Hollyfeld, and Rogers plays in the math-rock duo All of Them Witches with Philip Freedenberg of Red Tag Rummage Sale.