High Pulp hail from Seattle, Washington and are currently being published by Anti- Records, best known for releasing albums by Tom Waits, Neko Case and Antibalas. This sounds like none of them, and it caught my attention in a most pleasant way.
Motel Money is a single track, and it’s a burner. This is an instrumental track, and it mixes in everything from avant-garde jazz to beat-driven R&B to psychedelic synthesizer-heavy electronica, as their release page indicates. Add to this the stellar trumpet playing by Takuya Kuroda, and you have something that can equal any of the nu jazz bands coming out of New York or London these days.