Slated for a February release, The Motion Sick and Golden Bloom join forces to cover each otherâ€™s songs on an upcoming split 7 inch. Golden Bloom will cover The Motion Sickâ€™s â€œ30 Livesâ€ which was featured in the video game, Dance Dance Revolution, while The Motion Sick will cover Golden Bloomâ€™s â€œDoomsday Devicesâ€.
Why the covers? The Motion Sickâ€™s front man, Mike Epstein, states, â€œâ€™Doomsday Devicesâ€™ is an obvious and unauthorized song about my life. In fact, I heard it first while constructing the hail-producing portion of my weather dominator and it made me so angry that I accidentally created a blizzard in my garage. I still haven’t gotten full visibility back in there.â€ But In all seriousness. Golden Bloom front man, Shawn Fogel says, â€œWhen I first heard The Motion Sick I immediately identified them as musical peers. Their songwriting, their musicianship, the way they are serious about their music without taking themselves too serious; these were all qualities we shared. I’ve always enjoyed bands and artists who covered songs and really interpreted them while molding them into something their own. I have no doubt that when you hear Golden Bloom’s â€˜30 Livesâ€™ or The Motion Sick’s â€˜Doomsday Devicesâ€™ you’ll think we wrote the tunes respectively!â€
The Motion Sickâ€™s “30 Lives,” is a ba-ba-ba filled ditty in which the protagonist utilizes a video game code to spend 30 lives with his partner. Earning “Blender Breakout” for their 30 Lives video, CMJ’s Sonicbids Spotlight, and Spin’s Undiscovered Band Worth A Listen, Epstein (Guitar, Vocals), Matthew Girard (Bass), Patrick Mussari (Guitar) and Travis Richter (Drums) draw parallels to Vonnegut with lyrics ringing of social commentary. Never too serious while slinging weighty subject matters and unconventional musical themes, the band remains profoundly simple in the melodic nods to their literary muses and societal inspirations.
In January 2009 SPIN Magazine designated Golden Bloom as one of “8 undiscovered bands worth a listenâ€ while stating that â€œâ€™Doomsday Devicesâ€™ feels like a great b-side from the [Wilco] Summerteeth era.â€ With the tough and cheek â€œDoomsday Devicesâ€ video, Golden Bloom multi-instrumentalist and front man, Shawn Fogel, tests the dichotomy between hope and fear, bright energetic melodies shadowing the questions pervading society. Produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Mates of State), Roger Greenawalt (Ben Kweller), and Dylan Magierek (Mark Kozelek), the latest album, Fan the Flames explores the exploitation of peoplesâ€™ fears which lead to that spark of passion to make a difference.
For more information on The Motion Sick please go to http://www.greenlightgopublicity.com/clients/?client=themotionsick and Golden Bloom, http://www.greenlightgopublicity.com/clients/?client=goldenbloom. Please contact Janelle Rogers if youâ€™d like to schedule an interview with either band.