Motion City Soundtrack teasing something for 12/31/2019
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Motion City Soundtrack went on an indefinite hiatus back in 2016, but it looks like the band is teasing something for New Years Eve, December 31, 2019. They updated their webpage and social media accounts with links to a video, which you can watch above, that shows live footage of the band, soundtracked by “Together We’ll Ring in The New Year” from 2005’s Commit This to Memory.
Speaking to Alt Press last year, frontman Justin Pierre said:
“When Motion City played our last show in Chicago, it was really exciting and emotional,” Pierre says. “It was sad, it was beautiful, it was a great ending. It felt really good. But I also felt a lot of relief. I think we all did. It was like we were on a train heading somewhere, and it was slowing down, slow enough for us all to be able to where we could get off. And it was like, ‘Maybe we should just get off?’
“We all kind of wanted to focus on other things,” he continues. “Mainly family stuff, like being around and being around for events like birthdays and Halloween and Christmas and all that shit. Seeing the effects that touring constantly had on Josh’s [Cain, MCS guitarist/vocalist] relationship: He’d tell me these things where his kid would FaceTime him and [say], ‘Why are you gone? Why aren’t you here?’” And I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s going to be me.’ So I tried to use that and learn from that. I think we all reached the point where we had to kind of back away from touring.
“So once that happened, I was great!” he reveals triumphantly. “I ate pizza and ice cream every day, and I hung out with my kid, and it was super-fun, and I gained 25 pounds.”
“One of [my] nieces and nephews referred to me as ‘Fat Santa.’ And that’s when I said, ‘Aw shit. I better do something about this.’ So sometime in the last year, I started working out like crazy. I’m down 35 pounds now; I’m actually in better shape than when MCS ended.”