The Motion Sick
|The Motion Sick|
|Origin||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Genres||Alternative rock, indie rock, post-punk|
The Motion Sick was an indie rock band formed in Boston around 2006 known for "infectious, upbeat pop" and melancholy lyrics. The band released two full-length albums, Her Brilliant Fifteen (2006) and The truth will catch you, just wait... (2008) as well as a split 7" with Golden Bloom (2010) and an EP of novelty songs (2010).
They sprung into notoriety after being featured as band of the month in SPIN Magazine in early 2006 and were selected as the best unsigned band in Boston by commercial radio station WFNX during the Last Band Standing competition. They also won The Boston Phoenix Best Local Band 2009 honor.
In 2008, the lead single from their second album, "30 Lives" aired extensively on TV stations around the world including MTV, Fuse TV, and MuchMusic. The song and video were noted for featuring a reference to using a video game code (The Konami Code) to get 30 lives to spend with a partner. The music video is a satire of 1950s and 1980s high-school movies and musicals and contains references to Grease, Back to the Future, Weird Science, and others. In late 2008, the song and video were included in several releases of the video game Dance Dance Revolution: DDR X (Arcade game and PlayStation 2) and DDR Universe 3 (Xbox 360).
The Motion Sick has been on indefinite hiatus since 2010, reuniting for a one-off show in 2013.
- "Satellite" (2006)
- "Pre-Existing Condition" (2006)
- "30 Lives" (2008)
- "Winged Bicycle" on Consequence of Sound Anniversary Mix Tape (2008)
|"Satellite"||The Motion Sick||2006||Gem|
|"Pre-Existing Condition"||The Motion Sick||2006||Gem|
|"30 Lives"||The Motion Sick||2008||Neil Forman|
|"Aquaman's Lament"||The Motion Sick||2010||Leesa Coyne|
|"I Grew A Mustache"||The Motion Sick||2010||Michael J. Epstein|
- Perry, Jonathan (November 13, 2009). "Boston Globe". The Boston Globe.
- "Boston Globe".
- "SPIN Magazine".
- "Last Band Standing".
- "Boston Phoenix".
- "The Motion Sick Video Airplay".
- "The Motion Sick "30 Lives" Video".
- "Track List for DDR Universe 3".
- "The Motion Sick redeem extra lives, reunite this Saturday @ Brighton Music Hall".
- Official website including lyrics and downloads