77°F
weather icon Clear

Bringing out the Motion

Justin Pierre describes himself as a walking hand grenade.

And so it’s only a matter of time before the Motion City Soundtrack frontman’s pin gets pulled.

“Everyone will die, and everyone will lose,” he sings on the band’s latest record, “Go.” “So what you going to do with the moments you have before it’s you?”

Five albums in, that pretty sentiment pretty much encapsulates everything that this veteran Minneapolis pop punk troupe is all about.

The band’s earnest, sweet-voiced tunes, which are equal parts emo and ’80s synth pop, aim to find the silver lining in every dark cloud.

And if they don’t succeed at that, at least they try to chase said clouds away for a song or two.

Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow on Twitter @JasonBracelin.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife remains in medically induced coma

The wife of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV star Duane “Dog” Chapman remained in a medically induced coma Monday so that she can be treated without suffering pain.

Michael Jackson remembered on 10th anniversary of his death

Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans bowed their heads in a moment of silence and some shed tears Tuesday outside the Southern California mausoleum that is his final resting place as they marked the exact minute the King of Pop died 10 years earlier.

Monarchy cost British taxpayers $85.2M last year

The palace says the royal family took on 3,200 official engagements during 2018-19 and welcomed 160,000 guests to royal palaces and events.