Moving Picture Show

Moving Picture Show

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockPop

Moving Picture Show is a school bus sing-a-long if the Police, the Foo Fighters, Peter Gabriel and Muse were all in first grade together.

Biography

"There are times, after one too many cups of coffee or a heated exchange, when your body gets hot, your blood starts buzzing and you feel like if you don’t move, like RIGHT NOW, you may explode into million pieces. This is exactly the sort of adrenaline rush that courses through the music of L.A.’s Moving Picture Show. But instead of urging you to jump out of your skin or throw a punch, these guys want you to dance it out. Resistance is futile...Put them on, turn up the volume and let them rock that body."
-OURSTAGE.COM

"Their live set starts with banging on some metal garbage cans, the band is dressed in all white with paint splattered on them, and during the entire show movies are projected over them onto the screen behind. It’s one of the coolest and original sets I’ve seen…This album is just as good." -THE ALBUM DOCTOR

“Catching an MPS show was like being a kid watching a three-ring circus...claps, a cappella whispers, and whistling...when combined with good music and talented musicianship, it can create magic, just as MPS does. Indeed, if there is an equation to formulating catchy tunes, this act understands the science.”
-MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE

“Moving Picture Show is classy, sincere, danceable and possess just enough of ze rock to satisfy the masses.”
– PREFIXMAG.COM

"My new favorite L.A. band Moving Picture Show's latest release Studies Have Shown… continues to throb and tear at my car stereo speakers as my cruising soundtrack and could/should/would absolutely be a Grammy nominee contender if I had anything to say about it…not merely 'a band to watch', a band to stalk, steal, and swallow whole."
-ARTISTDIRECT.COM

"MPS’s second album “Studies Have Shown …” leans on programming and synths for its sheen (it’s not pejorative for me to say I hear bits of Tears for Fears or Flock of Seagulls), but they are used with restraint in their hooky, 3 1/2-minute dance-friendly blasts." - BUZZBANDS.LA

Lyrics

Perfect World

Written By: Matt Kap

My best friend’s laughing at me again
‘Cause the chess board on her chest says that she’ll win
Oh well oh well
“I got you right got you right where I want you” she says
“I got you right got you right - it’s as simple as that”
So goodnight so goodnight
But no goodnight kiss
It is what it is
You are what you miss

In my perfect world
I am someone else
But my head is starting to crowd
With the perfect world
I built all myself
Somehow I’m gonna get out

My best friend left me that old chess set
I play myself until my eyes get wet
“I got you right got you right where I want you again”
“I got you right got you right” I live in her grin
So goodnight so goodnight
But no goodnight kiss
It is what it is
You are what you miss

In my perfect world
I am someone else
But my head is starting to crowd
With the perfect world
I built all myself
Somehow I’m gonna get out
In my perfect world
I am somewhere else
Where the one I want is around
In this perfect world
I built all myself
I just don’t wanna get out

Now I fall asleep
To black and white movies
With guns and girls and thieves
And love that never bleeds
When I walk the world I know
I’m just another sad Virgo
So before I start to grieve
I need to be where she can’t leave

I got you right got you right
I got you right got you right
So goodnight so goodnight
So goodnight so goodnight

In my perfect world
I am someone else
But my head is starting to crowd
With the perfect world
I built all myself
Somehow I’m gonna get out
In my perfect world
I am somewhere else
Where the one I want is around
In the perfect world
I built all myself
I just don’t wanna get out

Silent Types

Written By: Matt Kap

There’s a place outside
Where sun meets wooden bench
Where you roll your eyes
Waiting for some high school French
I’m a groom near a bride
Who is nervous for the oath
So the summertime
Does the talking for us both

Don’t start drama
‘Cause drama could make me
Choke on commas
And I wanna say things
Just one problem
The moment I’m craving came and went

And us silent types
Well we’re spiders on the wall
With our made up minds
But our tongues still seem to stall
Going once going twice
Words are going, going, all gone now
Behind us are all the words we wished were loud

So don’t start drama
‘Cause drama could make me
Choke on commas
And I wanna say things
Just one problem
The moment I’m craving came and went

Miracles, chemicals
They never once, never ever helped
I analyze, criticize
This is do or die time!
And I won’t run right outta here
Oh my dear
I wanna find out, how loud I could be now
How loud…right now

So don’t start drama
‘Cause drama could make me
Choke on commas
And I wanna say things
Just one problem
The moment I’m craving came and went

Now it's dark outside
I'm shouting out a speech
Neighbors turn on lights
I'm on the roof far out of reach
You're nowhere in sight
I hope I'm loud enough
To somehow find
The places you ran off to

Find out how loud...

By Now

Written By: Matt Kapuchinski

By Now…

By now you’ve slammed the door upon a soul mate
By now you’ve tried a line or two of cocaine
By now you’ve gone from blonde to black
To red again and now your back
By now you’ve felt the world attack
And you’re ok
Yeah you’re ok
In your own way

By now you’ve crashed and burned at karaoke
By now you’ve found some tricks to not go crazy
By now you’ve sold your Pontiac
Then turned around and bought it back
By now you’ve sold your Zodiac

And you’re ok
Yeah you’re ok
In your own way

You’ve seen the seasons pass like in kaleidoscopes
You’ve learned the reasons why it’s good to have some hope
And if you’ve changed your name well I can work with that
‘Cause I’ll see you someday and then we’ll have a laugh

By now you’ve got some friends who still come running
By now you know someone you owe some money
By now you’ve gone from blonde to black
To red again and now your back
By now you’ve felt the world attack
And you’re ok
Yeah you’re ok
Are you ok?
Yeah you’re ok

In your own way
In your own way
In your own way
In your own way

Discography

* Moving Picture Show has been played repeatedly on KROQ's "Locals Only" with Kat Corbett in Los Angeles and their official KROQ interview can be heard on www.kroq.com.
* Recently featured in MTV’s latest installment of The Real World: Brooklyn and Road Rules Challenge.
* Their new single “Perfect World” can be heard in the latest digital release of the video game Rock Band.