“This was not an easy decision to make,” said Justin Pierre “Some of us tormented over this for years. Some of us, months.”
Formed in 1997 by Pierre and guitarist Joshua Cain, Motion City became known for their constant touring and frequent attendance at Van’s Warped Tours. They reached their commercial peak in 2010 with Mark Hoppus-produced My Dinosaur Life. The band went on to produce four more albums. But after almost two decades together a 5 piece band mutually agreed to say farewell to Motion City Soundtrack.
The group released the following statement:
“It has been a quiet winter for us. We’ve had some time at home after a very busy 2015. With this time, we’ve been able to think about the past, present, and future of Motion City Soundtrack. All of this thinking has lead to several conversations, and these conversations have lead us to a very bittersweet realization: We have no idea what the future holds, but for now we are done.
Needless to say, we’re feeling all the feels – you may be as well. If so, or if you’ve ever been touched by our music, we ask you to come out and sing along with us one last time in 2016”