Dijana Zviera – bass
Rocky Maldonado – guitar, vocals
Sean Vincent – drums
Terrence Warburton – guitar
Beat Hotel = Amen Dunes ≤ The Jesus and Mary Chain ≥ The Byrds
A shimmering jangle introduces “Juan Lennon,” spinning a whirring, psychedelic daydream into the youthful language of rock n’ roll. With the aid of Terrence Warburton on lead guitar, Dijana Zviera on bass and Sean Vincent on drums, Beat Hotel wrangle ’60s-influenced shoegaze into a minimalist’s understatement. Rocky Maldonado’s unadorned vocals float through the mix and percolate up into bubbles of warbled bursts, while the warm, drone-fuzz of guitar propels the group forward. It’s as if Beat Hotel were found in a long-lost crate of 7”s dug out from from your grandfather’s attic and revived by a group of disaffected, anorak-sporting romantics. ¡Viva Beat Hotel!