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"Album Review"

"(Anhedonia) demonstrates (Motion Picture's) ability to work the spectrum of pop flavors....Morgan's production is flawless and shows someone who cares deeply about his craft"--Dave Madden 7/5/2004 - Splendidezine.com


"Album Review"

"(Anhedonia) reminds me of let's-copy-Pavement-era Blur in a very fine way.....a solid musical attempt. They certainly have lots of potential." -- Danny Rowe, Left off the Dial, 5/17/04 - Left Off The Dial


Discography

Analog Down, EP - 2005 (Releasing in December '05)
Anhedonia, LP - 2004

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New York based band Motion Picture is a power-pop foursome that showcases soaring guitar hooks, pounding drums, laconic vocals, and sweet harmonies. Best described as a cross between Blur and Elvis Costello with the vigor and drive of the Pixies, Motion Picture charms audiences with its schizophrenic-to-epic songwriting while pumping out a wall of guitars sound.

Motion Picture emerged from New York in 2004 with their debut album Anhedonia in hand, and, shortly after, was accepted to perform at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas as part of the New York International Music Festival showcase. Following the festival, the band landed a show at the prestigious Knitting Factory in LA (almost sharing the bill with Beck who played there a couple days earlier), while Anhedonia began charting on college radio stations around the country (resting on various charts next to the likes of Modest Mouse and The Kicks).

After a year of supporting the record, Motion Picture took time off to rehearse and record new songs, which they are currently performing on the New York City circuit. In addition, they have almost completed Analog Down, their follow up EP to Anhedonia. The EP is an ambitious collection of songs recorded in Michael’s apartment on Logic 6, with everything running through a Rodes K2 mic (except the drums). The record was produced by the band and engineered by Michael, with a release date of December 2005.

Highlights:

Debut album Anhedonia charted on college radio stations WUMM, WUCR, WXIN, WIIT, KBTL, and WHRW, while getting heavy spins on many others.

Recently was featured artist on Say Radio Network’s “Indie Spotlight.”

Performed with bands such as Nico Vega (Actor Michael Pena’s band), Electric Eel Shock, Jonny Lives, This Blue Holiday, and Brother Love.

Performed at The Palms Casino as part of the NY International Music Festival.