Lyrics from Make Me StayGold Motel began as the solo project of Greta Morgan, formerly of The Hush Sound, when she returned from time spent writing in Los Angeles. The band has expanded to include guitarists Dan Duszynski and Eric Hehr, along with bassist Matt Schuessler and drummer Adam Kaltenhauser. The band released their California-inspired first full-length album, Summer House (Good as Gold, June 2010) that contained ten songs, including five from their previously released 2009 Gold Motel EP. The 7" Talking Fiction followed on November 2010, featuring two new songs, "Cold Shoulders" and "Slow Emergency,” which were also released on their July 2012 self-titled album. The band has spent much time touring, including shows at SXSW and Lollapalooza, as well as national and UK tours supporting Hellogoodbye in 2011.