Motion Turns It On: Turning on Amplifier Magazine.

Houston-based, progressively-instrumental indie rockers (phew!), Motion Turns It On are this week’s Amplifier Magazine’s “Amplified” feature artist, placing them alongside former “Amplified” artists such as The National, The Kooks and Maritime to name a few.

This doesn’t really come as a shock, as it seems that everyone who gets hold of MTIO’s debut EP, Rima tends to fall in love with it. MTIO has a knack for taking a mystifying genre like instrumental-indie-prog and laying it out in way that’s easy to absorb, but hard to ignore. Visit Amplifier to stream Rima in it’s entirety and visit the band online.


“One of the best local releases this year.” –
“Impressive, dynamic, aggressive, psychedelic and just plain solid throughout.” – Blogcritics
“A majestic mess of sound densely packed onto a six-song EP.” – Houston Chronicle
“The gauntlet has been thrown down to jazzy post-rockers everywhere.” – Silent Ballet
“Like a fireworks display — explosive, unpredictable, electrifying and over far too soon.” – Houston Press
“Fans of instrumental juggernauts take note. Motion Turns It On can rock you in any number of ways.” –

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