Jomo & the Possum Posse

Jomo & The Possum Posse: “La Quinta”

Short-term shelter ain’t just part of a discreet routine for affairs and flings. Naw, as an integral piece to any touring musician’s itinerary, lodging has found a cozy place in the songwriter space, ranging from themes of post-breakup lifelessness (“Heartbreak Hotel”), raunchy encounters (“Chelsea Hotel #2”), and tour torpor (“Holiday Inn”) to whatever the hell “Hotel California” is about. That said, the humor intrinsic to a hotel setting (ya know…where depending on your chain preferences you might end up in near-identical rooms no matter your place in the nation) rarely shines through.

But if there’s one person who can appreciate the comic side of musician life (even in motel minutiae), it’s Austin’s Jomo Edwards of Jomo & The Possum Posse. Most folks know Jomo from his virally successful 2011 Guy on a Buffalo YouTube series. But Jomo’s not just a one-trick marsupial. And after three studio full-lengths, a live LP, and an EP of hip-hop covers, him and The Possum Posse certainly aren’t playing dead anytime soon either.

In fact, for their fourth studio offering Yesterday’s Coffee, they may have even stepped their game up by handing production duties over to Shinyribs’ Kevin Russell. So naturally, shortly after the album drops, Jomo & The Possum Posse open for Shinyribs themselves 8PM tomorrow at Radio East. And if you really want to curb that Jomo FOMO, catch The Possum Posse 5PM today for a free in-store performance at Waterloo Records. In the meantime, we’ll get you checked into “La Quinta”, which evokes the bleary-eyed elevator ride up that’s defined so many wind-downs – ideal for a Side A closer. And given its place in the ranks of treasured Texas staples spawned in San Antonio like H-E-B and Academy, it’d be no huge surprise if “La Quinta” scored The Possum Posse an ad placement on behalf of their corporate namesake.

Either way, with pizzicato plucks, six-string stabs, wailing organ, a bridge fit for a continental breakfast, and a chorus so catchy you’ll be singing it all the way to the front desk, “La Quinta”‘s earned Jomo et al. a complimentary stay in the Presidential Suite for sure.