Motion City Soundtrack to stage PH concert

Posted at 02/26/2013 11:01 PM | Updated as of 02/27/2013 3:34 PM
Members of Motion City Soundtrack.Image courtesy of CNCA Media Concepts

MANILA, Philippines – The pop punk band Motion City Soundtrack is set to stage their first concert in the Philippines in March.

The five-member group will perform on March 9 at the SM City North EDSA Sky Dome, concert producers CNCA Media Concepts and Redstone Productions announced on Tuesday.

Known for the hits “Hold Me Down,” “Broken Heart,” and “Disappear,” Motion City Soundtrack is composed of Justin Pierre (vocals/guitars), Joshua Cain (guitars), Matthew Taylor (bass), Jesse Johnson (Moog), and Tony Thaxton (drums).

Formed in 1997, Motion City Soundtrack is expected to perform tracks from "Go," their fifth studio album released in June last year.

For the members of the band, their latest record marks an "evolution" of their brand of music.

Of the formation of "Go," Pierre said, “We probably wrote 30 songs for this album, but nothing was written in stone. We really had the freedom to make up some of the moments as we went along, which we had never done before."

“We’ve never tried to consciously write a certain kind of song, which is why we’ve never fit into some specific category. I do think, though, that this album has a very cohesive narrative that ties it together from start to finish," he said.