Longtime alt-rockers Motion City Soundtrack return in full force to Denver’s Gothic Theatre with a very special 10th Anniversary Tour of their breakthrough sophomore record, Commit This To Memory. Following 2003’s strong debut effort, I Am The Movie, Motion City Soundtrack released a bombardment of synth-y, dance-influenced pop rock that took alternative rock radio waves across the country by storm. And they’ll once again be looking to take listeners by storm with a re-vamped set of Commit This To Memory in full, front-to-back.
Plan on Motion City also throwing in a bunch of non-Memory goodies and fan favorites to cap the night off in a resounding manner. (“My Favorite Accident” is an absolute must!)
Commit This To Memory became a huge, mainstream success following the release of its lead single, “Everything Is Alright,” as well as follow-up singles “Hold Me Down” and “L.G. FUAD.” Not only did Commit This To Memory become an instant pop rock classic following its release via Epitaph Records, but it epitomized Motion City Soundtrack in all musical and lyrical facets.
One rhetorically poignant lyric comes to mind, captivating a generation of listeners purely because of its absurdly blunt opening … “Let’s get fucked up and die / I’m speaking figuratively, of course / Like the last time I committed suicide / Social suicide.” And to cap things off, Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 just happened to produce the entire thing.
Motion City Soundtrack hardly stumble at all on their sophomore splash, putting the exhausted cliché, “sophomore slump,” to bed. And not only did Commit This To Memory set their musical career into full tilt, but it fueled a fire in audiences, fans, and listeners alike that continues to burn a decade later.
Make sure you get your tickets early because this one is likely to sell out.
Motion City Soundtrack will be accompanied by William Beckett (formerly of The Academy Is…) and Brick + Mortar.
Check out Motion City Soundtrack's official music video for "L.G.FUAD"
Venue: Gothic Theatre
Written by Samuel Lang of 303 Magazine.
Featured photo and video courtesy of Motion City Soundtrack and Epitaph Records.