Everything is Alright – Hey, Everything’s Fine. Motion City Soundtrack at La Zona Rosa 10/29

I found a letter that said I’m sorry that, there’ll be some lyrics I’ll post as words down, I rather thought you’d be used to this by now.

If you’ve ever had a situation where all your shit has been in boxes and unrequited love is sending you into a glittering existential crisis that is a force to be reckoned with then chances are that you, my friend, have heard a Motion City song or two since their origin in 1997. Hell, maybe you’ve gotten a screen shot of Commit This to Memory’s “Hold Me Down” sent to your cell phone following a proving-a-point-damn it-door-slam. Oh uh what? Who knows. We don’t know what you do in your spare time. Cough. Hypotheticals are weird right? Right.

Later dude, you hold me down.

Well we know how we’re going to break some news to you and it won’t be an angst laden screen shot. We’re just gonna tell you – Motion City Soundtrack is coming back to Austin and they’re setting up to play La Zona Rosa the 29th.

They may have started playing together in ’97 but a reunion tour this is not. MCS just released a new album this past June called Go. Talk about a perfect way to not wallow in past grievances. For those of you feeling nostalgic though, Justin Pierre’s hair has not changed. (We have zero way of fact checking this so, like, text him and have him send us a picture if you know the dude ermkay?)

One big bonus about having a resume that spans years in the industry is Motion City took it upon themselves to back the task of starting their own record label called the Boombox Generation. That’s you, kiddies. Their first release was a split with Trampled by Turtles and is available here.

“Go” (haha little topical joke there for you) see why and how this band has been kicking it and summing up relationships gone awry for the better part of 15 years. What?! 15 years. Holy. Tacos. We’re giving away tickets too. Tickets included. Tacos sold separately.

Commit this post to memory.

*door slams*


One Response to Everything is Alright – Hey, Everything’s Fine. Motion City Soundtrack at La Zona Rosa 10/29

  1. Hey! Hey! You! You!
    I know that you like me
    No way! No way!
    No it’s not a secret
    Hey! Hey! You! You!
    I want to be your girlfriend
    You’re so fine
    I want you mine
    You’re so delicious
    I think about ya all the time
    You’re so addictive
    Don’t you know what I could do to make you feel alright?
    Don’t pretend I think you know I’m damn precious


    I know the pieces fit cuz I watched them fall away
    mildewed and smoldering, fundamental differing,
    pure intention juxtaposed will set two lovers souls in motion
    disintegrating as it goes testing our communication
    the light that fueled our fire then has burned a hole between us so
    we cannot see to reach an end crippling our communication.

    I know the pieces fit cuz I watched them tumble down
    no fault, none to blame it doesn’t mean I don’t desire to
    point the finger, blame the other, watch the temple topple over.
    To bring the pieces back together, rediscover communication.

    The poetry that comes from the squaring off between,
    And the circling is worth it.
    Finding beauty in the dissonance.

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