New Music : The Motion Sick

January 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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I’ve been listening to The Motion Sick‘s The truth will catch you, just wait… for a few weeks now trying to come up with a way to describe what it sounds like. I’m not sure I’m going to get it exactly right but I’m going to give it a shot. It’s a somewhat disorienting blend of soaring 60’s garage rock and 80’s new wave alternative music all wound together by the lyrics and vocals of Mike Epstein, who sounds kind of like a cross between Larry Kirwan of Black 47 and and Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes. The lyrics draw on equally disparate influences, with subject matter ranging from the death of Jean-Paul Marat to the television show Twin Peaks. Yet somehow it all manages to cohese into a collection of damn catchy songs that stick with you. The blistering opener Jean-Paul and Some Lonely Day with it’s soaring guitar hook being standout tracks. The only real missteps are the last two tracks, a somewhat disorienting cover of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart and an odd, unnecessary dance mix of the track 30 Lives. It was released on January 1st, so it’s available now. Check it out.

The Motion Sick :
Mike Epstein – Guitar, Vocals
Matthew Girard – Bass
Patrick Mussari – Guitar
Travis Richter – Drums

MP3: The Motion Sick – Jean-Paul
Buy The truth will catch you, just wait…

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