“My Dinosaur Life” shows promise, says columnist


Cat Hill

On Jan. 19, Minneapolis-native band, Motion City Soundtrack, released their fourth studio album, “My Dinosaur Life.” In just its debut, this album appeared at No. 15 on the Billboard 200. This was also their first album released on a major record label.

Motion City Soundtrack has been around for quite a while, first coming onto the scene in 1997. This band has shared the stage with Fall Out Boy, The All-American Rejects, Blink-182, Chiodos and more. They are also currently on tour promoting “My Dinosaur Life” with Set Your Goals, The Swellers and This Providence. They are also going to be on select dates of this year’s Warped Tour.

“My Dinosaur Life” is an amazing 12-track album produced by Mark Hoppus (Blink-182). No song is alike. This album also doesn’t focus on just one idea.

In “@!#?@!,” the song, through up-beat tempos and funny lyrics, talks about standing up for your friends, no matter what.

In “A Lifeless Ordinary (Need a Little Help),” is a cute way to admit that you can’t do things on your own and you need help. This song has a jagged feeling to it, but is one you’ll catch yourself tapping your foot along to.

“Her Words Destroyed My Planet” is what Justin Pierre (frontman) describes as, “the most honest song I’ve ever written,” He says that if a girl hadn’t broken up with him three years ago, he doesn’t think he’d be where he is today.

Motion City Soundtrack has come a long way since 1997, including many member changes. However, they have grown exponentially over the years and you can expect many more great things from this band. Be sure to catch them this year on Warped Tour.