2007 has been a really exciting year for The Motion Sick and we want to take this time to thank you all and acknowledge that without our fans, friends, and musical associates, we would just be four guys standing on a raised platform, making noises!
Just to recap 2007 for you:
We started the year off in a full-on sprint by winning the WFNX Last Band Standing Competition and a Single-Album Record Deal with Naked Ear Records, making it to the Top 8 in the SPIN.com Band of the Year Competition, appearing on the 60th Annual Grammy Entry List and the Best Albums of 2006 list in The Metro, and having our animated video for the song “Satellite” (http://themotionsick.com/themotionsick/video-sat.html) featured at the The Bimini International Festival Of Animation Films.
…of course, that was only January. We spent much of the rest of the year writing, planning, and recording our second album, The truth will catch you, just wait… (Officially out January 1st, but secretly available for purchase now at: http://www.themotionsick.com/). The music blogs are already abuzz with praise for the album, check out what they have to say: http://www.themotionsick.com/themotionsick/talk-weblogs.html
We know that the only thing you all like better than listening to music is watching music, so we got together with music-video mastermind Neil Forman to create the audiovisual masterpiece that is “30 Lives.” If you haven’t seen it yet, it contains all of your favorite things and some things that you didn’t even know would become your favorite things, so go here now: http://themotionsick.com/30lives/
Sadly, if you haven’t seen it, it also means that you missed our music video premiere party back in September at indie dance night The Pill. Still, you can check out these photos and pretend you were there: http://themotionsick.com/themotionsick/livephotos-07-09-28.html
Although missing the video premiere party was a pity, if you weren’t in Boston on October 31st, you quite possibly missed the greatest Halloween show in the history of Halloween shows. The Motion Sick spent all of October travelling around town to find skin-tight pants and chlorofluorocarbon-free hairspray to bring the Poison to the people. That’s right, we performed as Poison. If you missed it and can stop weeping long enough, unskinny bop on over to
http://themotionsick.com/themotionsick/livephotos-07-10-31.html to see the documentation of the spectacle.
We also had the opportunity to play with a number of great bands in a number of great cities, book-ended by some particularly fun jams. We started off the year with Vic Thrill and the Saturn Missile – partial inspiration for the upcoming Tina Fey-penned movie Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill (http://imdb.com/title/tt0424920/). We closed out the year with a great show with Le Loup (http://www.myspace.com/leloupmusic) and Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s (http://www.margotandthenuclearsoandsos.com/), a band that you’ll be hearing a lot about when they release their major-label debut early next year on Epic. This show was so hot, so cool, so it, that most of you were turned away at the door when it sold out before the music even began.
So, thanks once again for a really great 2007. We’re looking forward to spending time with you in 2008. We can’t wait to meet some of you in cities that we’ll be visiting for the first time this year, and we look forward to seeing the familiar faces in the places we’ve already been. Have a happy, healthy, and hopeful holiday season and we’ll see you next year!
The Motion Sick