Motion City Soundtrack "Go" Album Review

Motion City Soundtrack just released their new album, Go, on June 12th via Epitaph Records, and I was lucky enough to be asked to review it!

Motion City Soundtrack is a Minnesota-based band (my home state!) made up of Justin Pierre, Josh Cain, Matt Taylor, Jesse Johnson and Tony Thaxton. Go is their fifth full-length album. It's all about choices, embracing what you have, life, love, and death.

Go is such an easy album to listen to - The melodies are upbeat and catchy, but at the same time most of them also have a laid back, "chill" feel thanks to the smooth vocals of lead singer Justin Pierre. I feel like it is the perfect album to listen to while working on projects (like blogging!) or driving, creating art or walking the dog. At the same time, the lyrics are pretty deep and tell stories of troubled youth and discovering the power to overcome addiction and roadblocks in life.

I think my favorite song on the album is "Bad Idea"; It's a fun melody that makes me want to sing along and I like the lyrics:
I've terrorized the seas of way back when
This little heart of mine has drunk its weight in blood red wine
A little lost, a little out of time
But as the years begin to creep, I have to hope that I'll be fine
If you're looking for some new music to listen to, I would definitely recommend Motion City Soundtrack's new album Go!
Motion City Soundtrack – Go
1. Circuits and Wire
2. True Romance
3. Son of a Gun
4. Timelines
5. Everyone Will Die
6. The Coma Kid
7. Boxelder
8. The Worst Is Yet to Come
9. Bad Idea
10. Happy Anniversary
11. Floating Down the River


Disclaimer: I was given this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own experiences with the product. Individual results may vary. No other compensation was given. 

2 comments:

Karen said...

Yay! Love them! I can't wait to see them for the sixth time at River's Edge next weekend!

Emma B. said...

Have fun - sounds like an awesome time! :) I would love to see them in concert someday!