Pixies & Motion City Soundtrack

Episode 67

In Episode 67, Aaron highlights the music of a Minnesota band known for their dedicated fan-base and deceptively cheery sing-along songs while Brent spotlights a pioneering group from Boston who carved out their own style of music and, in the process, influenced a number of those that followed.

Featuring songs with lyrics about anxiety, insecurities and alienation disguised behind catchy hooks, Aaron looks at three songs from Motion City Soundtrack.

Perfecting the idea of songs featuring loud verses and quiet choruses, Brent looks at three songs from the Pixies.

This Week’s Playlist

  1. Monkey Gone To Heaven – Pixies – Doolittle (1989)
  2. Everything is Alright – Motion City Soundtrack – Commit This to Memory (2005)
  3. Broken Face – Pixies – Surfer Rosa (1988)
  4. When You’re Around – Motion City Soundtrack – Commit This to Memory (2005)
  5. Debaser – Pixies – Doolittle (1989)
  6. @!#?@! – Motion City Soundtrack – My Dinosaur Life (2010)

Show Notes

Other Links

Band Websites

Pixies
Motion City Soundtrack

Listen to the Playlist


Videos Mentioned

(37:05) Moog on Moog – YouTube
(37:49) Justin Pierre: Motion City Soundtrack, Band Breakups, Drinking & Longevity – YouTube
(40:28) Motion City Soundtrack – Full Interview – Real Feels – YouTube
(59:28) Motion City Soundtrack – “True Romance” – YouTube
(01:01:44) Motion City Soundtrack – When You’re Around | Live in Sydney – Moshcam
(0:00) Pixies Tiny Desk Concert – NPR Music YouTube
Bands Mentioned
  • Pixies
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • Black Francis
  • Kim Deal
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Nirvana
  • Pearl Jam
  • The Breeders
  • Blink 182
  • Mark Hoppus
  • Sum 41
  • Run DMC
  • Beastie Boys
  • Weezer
  • Ben Folds
  • Tom Waits
  • Sound Garden
  • Guns N Roses
  • Justin Courtney Pierre
  • Bob Moog

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