The Austin 100: Fire Is Motion Recommended if you like The Decemberists, Local Natives and Real Estate.

The Austin 100: Fire Is Motion

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Fire Is Motion is performing at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Union, New Jersey

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: Fire Is Motion's music conjures up its share of reference points, from the moody low-end rock rumble of Saintseneca to the hang-on-every-word emotionalism of its home-state peers in Pinegrove. But its most important feature by far is the immediacy and infectiousness of Fire Is Motion's songcraft — which, in the case of "Ringside," involves escalating the intensity from an agreeable folk-rock amble to straight-up, shouting-into-a-canyon majesty.

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