The Motion Sick: The Motion Sick E-Mail Update 4/5/09 – The Motion Sick Competes in the 31st Annual WBCN Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble, Tour Blogs, Best of, Bonus…

The Rumble

Lots of excitement here in the land of The Motion Sick. First of all, this Tuesday,
we’ve got a big, exciting show at The Middle East. We’re competing in the 31st
annual WBCN Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble. This is the same event that has included some
of Boston’s past greatest like Mission of Burma, The Lemonheads, Morphine, ‘Til
Tuesday, The Dresden Dolls, The Sheila Divine, etc. We’re really honored to have
been chosen to participate and we’re even more excited about all of the press that
the event has been receiving. We’ve got a round-up posted over at:

04/07/09 @ The Middle East – Cambridge, MA
9:00-9:30 – The Fatal Flaw
9:45-10:15 – The Dirty Truckers
10:30-11:00 – The Motion Sick
11:15-11:45 – Have Nots
(Note: Set Times Are Pretty Much Exact)

2009 Tour and SXSW

For those of you who have done your very best to ignore what we’ve been up to for
the past few months, you may not have noticed that we recently returned from a brief
tour centered around SXSW. You can read all about it, see videos of us acting silly
(including Patrick’s Patented State Anthems), and check out some touching moments
captured in photos by visiting us at:

Best of???

Keep your eyes on the papers this week, particularly the Boston Phoenix. There are
rumors circulating that The Motion Sick has been selected as a “Best of” award recipient.
We suspect it’s either for “Best Falafel” or “Best Manicure” (or maybe even “Best
Piece of Public Art”), but we’re waiting on the final results to roll in…

Bonus MP3s

We’re experimenting with a new web site called Gimme Sound as a way for us to provide
you some bonus rare recordings. Right now, we’ve got our live set and interview
from WAAF’s Bay State Rock and some other goodies up over at: – it does
require a relatively painless sign-up to download the tracks. Let us know what
you think.

Are we cooler than Passion Pit, Family Force 5, and DeVotchKa?

We may not be cooler, but this fab blog BeatCrave wrote a lovely little piece about
us and they are considering featuring us at the end of the month. The catch is,
we need you to tell them that you like us better than Passion Pit, Family Force
5, and DeVotchKa (all pretty awesome bands). It’s just a quick second to let them
know that we’re your choice over at:


As always, we would love to have you come join us and talk to us on one of the many
social networking sites that we frequent. Check out the list of hotspots at and come say hi.

Love and Rock ‘N’ Roll,
The Motion Sick