Brooklyn transplants Motive already want to burn the borough down — well, figuratively speaking, anyway.

The indie rock quartet’s gritty and infectious tunes have earned them comparisons to Interpol and the Strokes and plaudits from the New York Times and MTV, among others. Call us bandwagon jumpers if you must, but is stoked to offer an exclusive premiere of Motive’s brand-new single, ‘Burn Down Brooklyn.’ To sweeten the deal, we’re also giving away a free download of the track.

“The song started as a joke about how Brooklyn is a den of sin, and how we should be burned to the ground like Sodom and Gomorrah (something we don’t seriously believe),” the band tells “But it contains real feelings of being suffocated by the city and the need to get up and cause some kind of big revolution.”

So the well-dressed guys of Motive don't want to literally burn down their new home, but rather, the song is meant to encapsulate a need for change and evolution.

“Everything is always in flux: the neighborhood, the music, ourselves, we’re always changing,” they add. “Brooklyn represents us. Sometimes you have to ‘burn things down’ to start again.”

Stream and download the track below, and while you’re at it, catch up with the band on Facebook and Twitter.

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