The Motel Life's song, "Alva," is featured on the MTV show “Caged” and is available for a free download on the show’s website. To celebrate this, the band’s current full length, Retreat, is available for “pay what you want” on Bandcamp.
Tomorrow night I'll be attending the mtvU Woodie Awards and live-blogging the event. The event starts at 11 PM CST (Midnight EST/9 PM PST). The Woodies will include performances by Foo Fighters, Sleigh Bells, Odd Future, Two Door Cinema Club and Wiz Khalifa, and will be hosted by Donald Glover. It'll be part of the SXSW coverage that will be provided this week by Adam Pfeldier and myself; be sure to follow @apnetatshow on Twitter.
Patent Pending have re-launched their web site with a new merch store. They will have videos forthcoming for "One Less Heart to Break" and "Dance 'Til We Die" from their new record, and the band makes an appearance on the new season of MTV's Silent Library.