Motion Set is the ninth Major Stars LP and their first on Drag City since 2010's Return to Form, with Decibels of Gratitude appearing in 2012. Every Major Stars record responds in one way or another to the one before, and to that end, the first taste of Motion Set is a full throttle shredder. The pulsing energy of lead single, "For Today," sears through your eardrums with shocks of potent vitality and electrifying spirit. In a band built to achieve moments of six-string nirvana, vocalist Hayley Thompson-King provides a sufficiently versatile presence with sirenesque flights, a reedy, Nico-like introspection and gritty, pugnacious flourishes to match the full complement of riffs being flung about. Major Stars have been capturing and distilling lightning into bottles for a couple of decades, with each record reaching beyond what they know and delighting in what feels good to locate their desire for exploration, obliteration and rock in the present moment. Motion Set nullifies the past while standing on its vanishing shoulders, reaching ever beyond, and it's coming for you!