Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Motion Sick
The Truth Will Catch You, Just Wait... (Naked Ear)
unusual release date of January 1, 2008
style: rock, pop/rock
rating: [**1/2] Boston-living, Kurt Vonnegut-inspired The Motion Sick cover "Love Will Tear Us Apart." Whoa hold up. If you're gonna do Joy Division, it better be good. The Motion Sick is not a band you'd expect to be doing this either. They do an okay job. At least they aren't trying to replicate it (i'm hardcore Joy Division, you know it). As for the originals, the band is pretty much rock light. There are exceptions though: 1950s-style innocence rock and the potato-tossing "Walk on Water" with the awesome line "i can walk on water as long as it's frozen." "The Owls are not What They Seem" contains their rock edge side, which has an example of a Weezer-like chorus. The final track is an enjoyable dance mix out of leftfield which puts the Motion Sick in a whole other place. -Kenyon

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