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Minor Motion's Album Release Block Party

TINTON FALLS, NJ: On Saturday May 28 in South Philly, Minor Motion filled an alley with family, friends, and  fans for their new album Ins & Doubts. The block party started off with good food and someon's iTunes library acting as the DJ. Neighbors came out to watch, dance barbecue and support the live entertainment taking place. Three hours after the party started the band took the stage and let loose fan favorites and new singles from their latest EP.
Minor Motion is made of Shawn Kyle on vocals, a guy who claims his expertise in "linguistics and melodic monophonic mouthings." Sebastian Hove the drummer who is a "specialists in striking membranes and abusing metal disks." Mark Bucci, the guitarist with a "Ph.D. in medicine focusing on six stringed remedies for de-funked inequities." Ryan Galbraith is the upright bass player that gives listeners the "laid back groove pilot of the love-strung quartetophone." And Alberto De Icaza, the other guitar player who is a "mysterious harmonic messiah and finger illusionist." The band started out with three members, the vocalist and the two guitarist and has grown to include Galbraith and Hove.
Minor Motion's chemistry is in line with their sound, which is fun and cool. They play around on stage and manage to not miss one beat, a sign that these guys truly love what they're doing. They engage their fans and are not afraid to update fans on members lives, like the fact that Galbraith just got married, and be candid about the emotions behind their song lyrics; before one song Kyle warned the audience that he might get emotional singing it and by the end of the song it was clear he had.
The party took place on Ernest St., a small alley situated off South 9th St. Surprisingly, majority of the supporters at the block party weren't from Philly, but New Jersey, which is where a few of Minor Motion's members live and attended college. Kyle, Bucci, and de Icaza graduated from Bloomfield College earlier in the month. The college grads dedicated part of the album release/block party to a graduation party as well.
After the band finished up with their popular single, "The Knucklage," they left stage and joined their friends for drinks and dancing. Check out more of this alternative/indie/soul band on Facebook and Myspace and download some of their live songs here.

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