Matchbook Romance/Motion City Soundtrack

Matchbook Romance/Motion City Soundtrack

by Motion City SoundtrackMotion City Soundtrack


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This split features two of Epitaph's brightest young things, Matchbook Romance and Motion City Soundtrack. Both contribute new songs as well as acoustic/otherwise messed-with versions of older tracks. Matchbook's "In Transit (Over You)" is an atmospheric Radiohead-ish number that eventually trades its acoustic meander for a full-on rock howl. It's a pretty nice song, but Andrew Jordan wins the award for vocal over-emoting. The seat-of-the-pants production ("Recorded and 45 minutes," according to the liner notes) works well on "Playing for Keeps," as a band like Matchbook Romance usually favors a lush, overdone studio sound. Motion City Soundtrack performs the new "When 'You're' Around" acoustically here, but it will likely appear on their upcoming full-length in a rockier version. The version of "Sunday Warning" appearing here also benefits from its rough mix. All in all, not a bad little release for fans of these groups; neophytes will be teased for the upcoming releases.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2004
Label: Epitaph
UPC: 0045778672820
catalogNumber: 86728
Rank: 147344


  1. In Transit (For You)
  2. Playing for Keeps
  3. When "You're" Around
  4. Sunday Warning

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Motion City Soundtrack   Primary Artist
Matt Taylor   Group Member
Joshua Cain   Group Member
Tony Thaxton   Group Member
Justin Pierre   Group Member
Jesse Johnson   Group Member
Aaron Stern   Percussion,Group Member
Ryan Kienle   Bass,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Andrew Jordan   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Ryan Depaolo   Guitar,Piano,Group Member
Ryan Depaolo   Guitar,Piano

Technical Credits

Brett   Engineer
Derek Hess   Art Direction,Illustrations
Sean O'Keefe   Producer,Audio Production
John Naclerio   Producer
Matchbook Romance   Composer
Motion City Soundtrack   Composer,Art Direction
Andrew Jordan   Composer,Producer,Art Direction,Audio Production

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