Local band sets release of ‘Irish All the Same’

Motel Breakfast announced that the release of its new album, “Irish All the Same,” will be on Bandcamp.com starting Friday, March 12. The self-released album is available for pre-order, with the lead single, “Monday,” playable immediately. Sales of the album will benefit two local charities with 100 percent of the profits from the album’s sales being split between Christmas Without Cancer (christmaswithoutcancer.org) and Pat Mac’s Pack (patmacspack.org). “Irish All the Same” is a home-recorded project of Irish songs. Since the local band’s earliest days, a major part of Motel Breakfast has been its enthusiastic performance and love of Irish folk music. The intention of “Irish All the Same,” the musicians said, is to recreate the feeling of celebrating with the band at a crowded pub, basement or backyard show on either of their two favorite holidays—Wren Day and South Side Irish Parade Day. For best results, Motel Breakfast suggested listening to the album’s playlist in order, at a loud volume and while consuming Irish spirits with family and friends. To purchase the “Irish All the Same,” visit motelbreakfast.bandcamp.com. (photo by Anne Marie O’Donnell)