Motion City Soundtrack : Go
Motion City Soundtrack are back on Epitaph with their decidedly un-punk fifth studio album Go. Due for release this Friday June 15, the album was recorded in the band’s hometown of Minneapolis at the start of the year.
The story goes that while recording Go the band were reveling in the freedom of having no label, allowing them to take their time and produce exactly what they wanted. Warner Music, distributing the album here in Australia, have labeled the album the band’s “most mature” to date. Now, it may be just me, but I always worry when I see those words attached to any band which was ever even in the slightest way a proponent of punk. There are some notable exceptions (Blink 182 for example), but for most of these bands “mature” equals boring.
That said, there are a lot of worthwhile tracks on Go, and the album should appeal to long-time fans as well as engaging a number of new ones. As always with Motion City Soundtrack their upbeat tracks are their best. Opening track Circuits And Wire, The Coma Kid, and Bad Idea are among the best.
Lead single True Romance, one of the better tracks off the album and closest to the band’s best upbeat work, is available digitally now.
BY JOSH FERGEUS
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