Everything Is Not Alright; Motion City Soundtrack Announce Hiatus
It seems yet another band from your youth has called it a day (for the foreseeable future at least) with Minneapolis pop rockers Motion City Soundtrack announcing their indefinite hiatus over the weekend.
Nearly two decades on from their inception – and a mere six months after the release of their home run of an album, Panic Stations – the band delivered the blow via their Facebook leaving a sea of fans reeling in their wake.
“We have no idea what the future holds, but for now we are done. Needless to say, we’re feeling all the feels – you may be as well,” the band wrote in their statement.
More than most, Motion City Soundtrack – and in particular, frontman Justin Pierre – have had an undeniable knack for penning relatable introspective lyrics and pairing them with an earworm melody or catchy hook.
A tour announcement is due to come later today, however given MCS recently trekked around our fair land in honour of the tenth anniversary of Commit This To Memory, our hopes aren’t high that we’ll see them again for one last hurrah.
Have a read of the band’s full statement below:
It has been a quiet winter for us. We’ve had some time at home after a very busy 2015. With this time, we’ve been able to think about the past, present, and future of Motion City Soundtrack. All of this thinking has lead to several conversations, and these conversations have lead us to a very bittersweet realization:
We have no idea what the future holds, but for now we are done.
Needless to say, we’re feeling all the feels – you may be as well. If so, or if you’ve ever been touched by our music, we ask you to come out and sing along with us one last time in 2016.
Please stay tuned for a very special final tour announcement on Monday. You can sign up to our email/mailing list via our Facebook page to be the first to hear the news. We really hope to see each and every one of you out there one more time.
Thanks for all the love over the years. It really means a lot to us – and it always will.”