Motion Picture is a band that, upon first hearing, you will say, 'What the F@$# is this? Screw this S#@*.' The band then spends the next week haunting your dreams with their lustrous soundscape. The following week finds you ultimately addicted, with Dr. Motion Picture hooking you up to an IV that is perpetually pumping doses of Anhedonia into your body. Then you will understand the Power of The Picture. Motion Picture is a collage of clean and dirty guitars, tremolo effects, fourth-chord/fifth-chord progressions, shaka-kahn shove-off lyrics, fletch-lives drumbeats, crosswalk kicking bass lines, smiles on our faces and hands against the wall. We rock for the ability to bare our souls figuratively, literally, subtly, bluntly or in any way possible. We do this because rocking answers the age-old question: How can you talk about mundane everyday events that happen to just about everyone and liken it to a soap-operatic dialogue to which we daily subscribe? Motion Picture formed in 2003, swallowing-up the following members: Wade Hall, Chris Owens, Mark Tergesen, and Michael Morgan. And though based in New York City, not a single member is a native. Having shagged-ass from various parts of the U.S., we all arrived with hopes of cutting our teeth on the proverbial apple only to find that it has spoiled. Our gums are bleeding. On lead guitar Wade Hall casually rips out non-casual solos with a double-back soul that sounds smoother than a divorce lawyer conferring for alimony. Chris Owens makes walking bass lines run, while releasing vocal harmonies that mark the sound of sweet sweetness. Mark Tergesen punishes his drum set as though he's a member of the Hamas and his kit's a legion of infidels (but only if said member is a human metronome). Michael Morgan brings the rhythm on his guitar, then does his best toggling singing styles between bratty post-grad abandon and 'The brother looking out for the brother man' (think Eddie Kendricks at a cornbread convention). When it comes down to it, Motion Picture crosses sounds and tastes to bring you a style that feels oh-so-familiar, yet still unique. We are the niggling feeling of comfort in a strange place - a wide sweeping swing of relativity. So welcome to the rolling reel that is the music of Motion Picture. We are here to tell you what we know, and what we know is how much we don't know. But despite all that we don't know: We know the now. MP.