We’re recording a cover of Golden Bloom’s “Doomsday Devices” and they are covering our “30 Lives” – the recordings will be released on a split 7″ in early 2010. Stay tuned for a cover art contest. In the meantime, watch the videos and read the press release below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Janelle Rogers, Green Light Go
Email: jrogers at greenlightgopublicity.com
November 17, 2009 (NEW YORK)
Slated for a February release, The Motion Sick and Golden Bloom join forces to cover each other’s songs on an upcoming split 7 inch. Golden Bloom will cover The Motion Sick’s “30 Lives” which was featured in the video game, Dance Dance Revolution, while The Motion Sick will cover Golden Bloom’s “Doomsday Devices”.
Why the covers? The Motion Sick’s front man, Mike Epstein, states, “‘Doomsday Devices’ is an obvious and unauthorized song about my life. In fact, I heard it first while constructing the hail-producing portion of my weather dominator and it made me so angry that I accidentally created a blizzard in my garage. I still haven’t gotten full visibility back in there.” But In all seriousness. Golden Bloom front man, Shawn Fogel says, “When I first heard The Motion Sick I immediately identified them as musical peers. Their songwriting, their musicianship, the way they are serious about their music without taking themselves too serious; these were all qualities we shared. I’ve always enjoyed bands and artists who covered songs and really interpreted them while molding them into something their own. I have no doubt that when you hear Golden Bloom’s “30 Lives” or The Motion Sick’s “Doomsday Devices” you’ll think we wrote the tunes respectively!”
The Motion Sick’s “30 Lives,” is a ba-ba-ba filled ditty in which the protagonist utilizes a video game code to spend 30 lives with his partner. Earning “Blender Breakout” for their 30 Lives video, CMJ’s Sonicbids Spotlight, and Spin’s Undiscovered Band Worth A Listen, Epstein (Guitar, Vocals), Matthew Girard (Bass), Patrick Mussari (Guitar) and Travis Richter (Drums) draw parallels to Vonnegut with lyrics ringing of social commentary. Never too serious while slinging weighty subject matters and unconventional musical themes, the band remains profoundly simple in the melodic nods to their literary muses and societal inspirations.
In January 2009 SPIN Magazine designated Golden Bloom as one of “8 undiscovered bands worth a listen” while stating that “‘Doomsday Devices’ feels like a great b-side from the [Wilco] Summerteeth era.” With the tough and cheek “Doomsday Devices” video, Golden Bloom multi-instrumentalist and front man, Shawn Fogel, tests the dichotomy between hope and fear, bright energetic melodies shadowing the questions pervading society. Produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Mates of State), Roger Greenawalt (Ben Kweller), and Dylan Magierek (Mark Kozelek), the latest album, Fan the Flames explores the exploitation of peoples’ fears which lead to that spark of passion to make a difference.
For more information on The Motion Sick please go to and Golden Bloom, . Please contact Janelle Rogers if you’d like to schedule an interview with either band.