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December 27, 2007
Incase you haven't been reading, Justin has been blogging lately. You can read his entries at the journal section on the MCS website. Among the various projects he talks about, he mentions that he will soon begin the "Antonia project" and will post videos on YouTube:
also, on december 29th heidi olsen and i begin shooting for "the antonia project" which will take us from minnesota to florida, wrapping on the 10th of january. i will post weekly blogs on youtube for each day of shooting, eventually leading up to the video itself. so look out for that starting sometime in january.

So stay tuned for that.

Justin also mentions that he will be at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah to perform a 30 minute set on January 20th. He says he will play around 3pm (right before Metric) and will most likely just be playing MCS songs (the festival's site actually says 3:50, so I don't know, if you are going just keep an eye out).
Posted December 27, 2007 10:31 am EST

December 19, 2007
Some new photos of Motion City Soundtrack by Brian Appio have been posted on There are group shots and individual band member shots.

Also, three new press photos of the band by Dan Monick are posted in the press kit section of Enjoy!
Posted December 19, 2007 9:14 pm EST

December 18, 2007
- The final two setlists for the fall tour are up in the concert archive (thanks to Angela and Steph for helping!) (see 12/15 and 12/16)

- Erik sent in a review of the Cleveland show on the 14th.

- Todd sent in a link to some professional photos he took at the show in St. Louis on the 11th. Go have a look!

- Calvin has some great professional photos from the Chicago shows (12/15, 12/16) and the Milwaukee show (11/23) over at
Posted December 18, 2007 11:02 pm EST

December 15, 2007
Well, since I made that news post yesterday, MCS has been removed from the front page list of bands on so I guess they are in fact NOT confirmed to be playing the festival.
Posted December 15, 2007 1:52 pm EST

December 14, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack was recently added to the lineup for the Bamboozle Festival, which will be May 3-4, 2008 at the Meadowlands Spots Complex in East Rutherford, NJ (it does not say yet which day or days MCS is playing). You can get more details and see the full lineup at
Posted December 14, 2007 5:12 pm EST

You can read an recent interview with Jesse at MTV Australia. He talks about what they do in their time off, Minnesota, their reception in Australia, and apple pie... go have a read!
Posted December 14, 2007 11:53 am EST

December 13, 2007
The articles and interviews just keep on comin' don't they? Well, here's another. This one is from Cleveland Scene and it has some quotes from Tony.
Posted December 13, 2007 10:15 am EST

December 12, 2007
There is an article posted in the Cleveland Free Times today that has some quotes from Justin. He talks about writing Even If It Kills Me and what was different about it from their other records.
Posted December 12, 2007 11:34 am EST

December 11, 2007
I've found a couple of new tour dates for early next year, in two places that MCS does not visit often! (actually, I think this is their first tour date in Mexico)

February 8, 2008
Venue: Hard Rock Live Ciudad de Mexico
City: Mexico City, Mexico

February 13, 2008
Venue: Pipeline Cafe
City: Honolulu, HI

Also, check out a recent interview with Matt over at
Posted December 11, 2007 11:15 am EST

December 7, 2007
Brittany and Justine sent in some pictures they took at the Anaheim show, you can see those in the gallery.

Also, Winnie Jaing sent in a link to her blog where she posted pictures from the Los Angeles show, so go check those out!
Posted December 7, 2007 2:41 pm EST

December 5, 2007
Thanks to Jason for sending in the setlist from December 3rd in Anaheim. It was the same as the setlist from San Francisco. Also, Brittany sent in a review of the show, which you can read in the concert archive section.

Also of note, Epitaph has posted the making of the "This Is For Real" video that was posted a while ago but taken down. Well, now you can enjoy it again by watching it on YouTube :)
Posted December 5, 2007 11:42 pm EST

December 2, 2007
Here's a recent setlist from the show on November 30th at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA. It looks like the only song change is "Hold Me Down" was removed and "Don't Call It A Comeback" was added.

Fell In Love Without You
My Favorite Accident
Time Turned Fragile
Last Night
Make Out Kids
This Is For Real
Don't Call It A Comeback
Hello Helicopter
The Conversation
Better Open The Door
Capital H
It Had To Be You
Everything Is Alright

Attractive Today
Broken Heart
The Future Freaks Me Out

Also, recently "This Is For Real" was featured by the channel AMC during the month of October. You can check out a feature they did with Justin on their site where they asked him about some of his favorite movies.
Posted December 2, 2007 3:35 pm EST

November 26, 2007
Happy birthday to Matt Taylor today! Hope it is a good one :)

Incase you haven't checked the mtvU Best Film on Campus site in a while, the winner was announced for the contest to direct the video for "It Had To Be You". You can check out the winner's treatment and see her ideas on the site. And by the way, Tony mentioned in his latest journal entry that the band will be shooting the video today!
Posted November 26, 2007 2:22 pm EST

November 22, 2007
Patrick recently posted his interview with Justin Pierre on the MCS boards, so go check that out! He conducted the interview at the November 18th show in Toronto.

For Australian fans, a single for "This Is For Real" will be released on Saturday, November 24th that will feature "Not Asking You To Leave" and "Plymouth Rock" as B-sides. It will be available at JB HIFI and all good independent retail.

Lastly, Hot Topic is giving away a Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Deluxe guitar signed by Motion City Soundtrack. Head to their website to enter the contest (enter before December 13, 2007).

oh and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA :)
Posted November 22, 2007 8:11 pm EST

November 20, 2007
mtvU and MonsterTRAK are sponsoring a contest where one lucky person will win a grand prize that includes a trip for two to Chicago to attend two Motion City Soundtrack concerts (December 15-16, 2007), a $500.00 gift card, two backstage passes to the concert on December 15, lunch with the band and MTVNOC representatives on December 15, 2007, and the opportunity to spend time with an MTVNOC representative and shadow their duties as they work at the Motion City Soundtrack concert on December 15th. To get full details and enter the contest go to Make sure you read the official rules carefully, the contest is only open to residents of the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old and are enrolled at an accredited United States college or university.
Posted November 20, 2007 11:24 am EST

November 18, 2007
There is a short, but interesting, interview with Josh and Jesse on Its focus is a reflection on this past year.
Posted November 18, 2007 1:57 pm EST

Posted November 15, 2007
If you want to see Motion City Soundtrack's appearance on the 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards you can now check out the video at They introduced the nominees for the Viral Woodie (which The Academy Is... won).
Posted November 15, 2007 8:12 pm EST

November 14, 2007
I had the pleasure of checking out MCS another time last night in Baltimore, MD (unfortunately my last time this tour :() The setlist was the same as the DC show, as was the setlist in Worcester, MA on Sunday (thanks Anh for sending that in).

I also uploaded my photos from Baltimore to the gallery (go to Live Shows, then 2007). And here is my video of Hello Helicopter... once again I was told to stop :( Better than nothing I guess!

Posted November 14, 2007 10:15 pm EST

November 12, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack will be performing on Steven's Untitled Rock Show on Tuesday, November 20th according to the show's MySpace page. The show airs at 7pm ET (4pm PT) on Fuse.
Posted November 12, 2007 1:41 pm EST

November 11, 2007
I just posted the setlist from Friday's show in New York in the concert archive (thanks to Nick Petitto for sending that in). It was identical to the DC setlist I posted a few days ago. I don't have the setlist from the New Jersey show, but I heard that a couple of songs were different including "Cambridge" and "Throw Down".

Also, MCS will be performing on Fuse's show The Sauce on Thursday, November 15! The Sauce airs at 6pm ET on Fuse.
Posted November 11, 2007 1:05 pm EST

November 9, 2007
The winners list for the mtvU Woodie Awards is up at Unfortunately MCS did not win for Best Video. But, they were there to present, and you can see a picture of them if you click where it says "Get a Preview" (it is number 17/26 in the photo set). The full show and behind the scenes coverage will be streaming next Thursday (November 15th) at 8pm at
Posted November 9, 2007 6:15 pm EST

November 8, 2007
Here is the setlist from last night's show in Washington, DC. I was at this show and it was amazing, and if you're contemplating whether or not you want to check out MCS this tour... please do! You won't regret it :)

Fell In Love Without You
My Favorite Accident
Time Turned Fragile
Last Night
Make Out Kids
This Is For Real
Capital H
Hello Helicopter
The Conversation
Better Open The Door
It Had To Be You
Hold Me Down
Everything Is Alright

Attractive Today
Broken Heart
The Future Freaks Me Out

I also uploaded a few photos to the gallery (go to Live Shows, then 2007).

And here is a video of the beginning of Last Night. Please excuse the quality... we were not allowed to take video and there was a guy in the front making sure we weren't, so I had to look like I wasn't.

Posted November 8, 2007 11:18 pm EST

November 8, 2007
Incase you were not aware, MCS's appearance on Conan O'Brien has been canceled due to the Writers Guild of America strike (Conan has been on repeats).

But, you can still check out the MTV Woodie Awards on November 15th at and hopefully MCS will win for Best Video!
Posted November 8, 2007 2:32 pm EST

November 6, 2007
There is an interview with Josh from last week posted at a blog called "Crossfade" out of Miami. One thing to particularly note from the interview is that it looks like MCS is planning to return to Hawaii and also visit Mexico.
Posted November 6, 2007 12:58 pm EST

November 1, 2007
Epitaph has posted a scan of the article featuring Motion City Soundtrack that is in the November 2007 issue of Blender. You can download it at

Blender has also posted an online copy of the article that you can read at that includes some bonus pictures.
Posted November 1, 2007 9:33 pm EST

November 1, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack will make their second apperance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien next Thursday (November 8th)! They will be playing "This Is For Real". Details are below (see their MySpace post for more info).

Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Thursday, November 8th
12:35 / 11:35c

FREE tickets to attend a live taping of Late Night with Conan O'Brien are available by calling the NBC Ticket Office at (212) 664-3056. The show is taped at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (GE Building) in New York City. The normal taping schedule is Monday through Friday from 4:15 - 6:30 PM. All days and times are subject to change, possibly without notice. You may request up to four tickets, and all audience members must be at least 16 years old. You may only book tickets once every six months, and you may not book tickets in conjunction with any other groups of people.

To receive a FREE standby ticket, arrive at the NBC Studios marquee on the 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza no later than 9:00 AM on the day of the taping you would like to attend. 75 standby tickets are handed out for each taping, and only one standby ticket will be issued per person. PLEASE NOTE: A standby ticket does NOT guarantee admission.
Posted November 1, 2007 4:41 pm EST

October 31, 2007
There is a new audio interview with Justin Pierre at He discusses a lot of MCS songs and even some personal topics, so head over there and listen to the clips!
Posted October 31, 2007 9:53 am EST

October 30, 2007
According to a press release, Motion City Soundtrack will be presenters at the mtvU Woodie Awards. The awards will air live from the Roseland Ballroom in New York on Thursday, November 15th at 8pm ET on mtvU and

Remember to keep voting for Motion City Soundtrack's video for "Broken Heart" to win for Best Video! Voting ends November 2 at 11:59 pm ET (that's this Friday!).
Posted October 30, 2007 9:05 pm EST

October 29, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack's video for "This Is For Real" will debut on MTV's Total Request Live (TRL) tomorrow (October 30th, 2007). TRL airs on MTV at 3:30 pm EST. After the show make sure you vote for the video!
Posted October 29, 2007 5:00 pm EST

October 26, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack will be returning to Japan in February 2008 for 3 shows with guests Cartel. Tickets will go on sale on November 17th.

The dates are:
February 17, 2008 Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro
February 18, 2008 Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro
February 19, 2008 Tokyo, Japan - O-East

Ticket price: 6000yen
Open 18:00 / Start 19:00

Visit for more details and ticket info.
Posted October 26, 2007 9:42 am EST

October 24, 2007
Here is the setlist from last night's show in Houston, TX:

Fell In Love Without You
My Favorite Accident
Better Open The Door
Last Night
Make Out Kids
This Is For Real
Capital H
Hello Helicopter
The Conversation
Point of Extinction
Time Turned Fragile
It Had To Be You
Everything Is Alright

Attractive Today
Broken Heart
The Future Freaks Me Out
Posted October 24, 2007 11:26 am EST

October 21, 2007
Here is the setlist from Friday's show in Duluth, MN at the Reif Center:

Fell In Love Without You
My Favorite Accident
It Had To Be You
Don't Call It A Comeback
Better Open The Door
Last Night
Calling All Cops
This Is For Real
Make Out Kids
Hello Helicopter
The Conversation
Capital H
Point Of Extinction
Time Turned Fragile
Everything Is Alright

Attractive Today
Broken Heart
The Future Freaks Me Out
Posted October 21, 2007 12:57 pm EST

October 19, 2007
Good news for all you Australian fans, Motion City Soundtrack will be playing the Soundwave Festival in Australia in February/March 2008. The dates are:

Saturday, February 23 - Brisbane, QLD - Riverstage & Parklands
Sunday, February 24 - Sydney, NSW - Sydney Park
Friday, February 29 - Melbourne, VIC - Showgrounds
Saturday, March 1 - Adelaide, SA
Monday, March 3 - Perth, WA - Steel Blue Oval

Other bands on the lineup include Incubus, the Offspring, Social Distortion, Killswitch Engage, Cartel, Boys Like Girls + many more. You can check out the whole lineup, get ticket information, and read news at
Posted October 19, 2007 9:49 am EST

October 18, 2007
Here is the setlist from the show last night at the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI:

Fell In Love Without You
My Favorite Accident
It Had To Be You
Don't Call It A Comeback
Last Night
Calling All Cops
This Is For Real
Make Out Kids
Hello Helicopter
The Conversation
Plymouth Rock (Lifter Puller cover)
Point Of Extinction
Time Turned Fragile
Everything Is Alright

Attractive Today
Broken Heart
The Future Freaks Me Out
Posted October 18, 2007 12:17 pm EST

October 16, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack has posted a new contest where fans will create videos of themselves lip syncing the song "This Is For Real" and upload them to YouTube.

Here are the details (from their MySpace blog):

1) Create a video of you lip syncing or dancing to "This Is For Real" by Motion City Soundtrack
2) Upload your video to YouTube
3) Tag your video with "Motion City Soundtrack Lip-Sync"
4) E-mail a link to the video, your name and your mailing address to

The best part is, EVERYONE who submits a video will win a free MCS poster!

Even better, three grand prize winners will win even bigger prizes as follows:
1) Most Played Video � Winner will receive a brand spankin' new Ipod Touch!
2) Bands choice � Winner will receive a Nintendo DS!
3) Fans Choice � The top rated entry on YouTube will receive a Nintendo Wii!

Contest ends TBA. All submissions must be made to and be for the song "This Is For Real" by Motion City Soundtrack. Please allow 6 weeks following the completion of the contest for prize redemption, if you do not receive your prize, please contact for more information. If under the age of 13, please get permission from Parent or Guardian before participating. All videos must be tagged with "Motion City Soundtrack Lip-Sync".

In other news, there is an article about Motion City Soundtrack in the November 2007 issue of Blender magazine (with Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls on the cover). Look for it on newsstands now!
Posted October 16, 2007 9:17 pm EST

October 14, 2007
There is a short article in the Grand Rapids Press today where the paper talks to Matt. You can read it online at
Posted October 14, 2007 1:00 pm EST

October 12, 2007
Just wanted to post an update about how Even If It Kills Me is doing on the charts. It is currently still on the Billboard 200 list at #117. Last week it was #76 and it debuted at #116.

The album is also at #9 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums list for the second week in a row after debuting at #1.

You can see the all the latest chart data for Even If It Kills Me on Billboard's website.
Posted October 12, 2007 1:05 pm EST

October 8, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack will be making an appearance at the store Sam Ash in Margate, FL as part of "Voxtoberfest" on October 30th. See details below.

Sam Ash & Vox Present VOXTOBERFEST

5460 West Sample Road
Margate, FL 33073
(954) 975-3390
Posted October 8, 2007 8:40 pm EST

October 7, 2007
AOL's PopEater Music Blog recently posted videos of 4 acoustic songs and an interview with Motion City Soundtrack. Go check it all out!


This Is For Real

Broken Heart

Time Turned Fragile

Attractive Today
Posted October 7, 2007 10:26 pm EST

October 5, 2007
The Motion City Soundtrack concert at Villanova is apparently still not finalized. According to an article in the school's paper, the school has still not finalized all the contracts with the bands. I'll keep an eye out and post if I see confirmation for the show anywhere.

Posted October 5, 2007 8:08 pm EST

October 3, 2007
The Hard Lessons have added the acoustic version of Motion City Soundtrack's song "Broken Heart" featuring Ko Ko Louise to their MySpace page for a limited time. So, if you weren't able to get it through the iTunes album presale here's your chance to listen to it for free!

Also, a reminder that the UK based rock magazine Big Cheese has a 4 page article on Motion City Soundtrack in this month's issue (issue 92), as well as a review of their new album, Even If It Kills Me. To order your copy from anywhere in the world simply go to and add it to your cart!
Posted October 3, 2007 2:33 pm EST

October 2, 2007
You can watch a video of Motion City Soundtrack discussing their new album on The International Music Feed website.
Posted October 2, 2007 3:48 pm EST

September 28, 2007
I posted about this last week, but don't forget to vote for Motion City Soundtrack at the 2007 MTVU Woodie Awards! They are up for the Best Video Woodie and need your support. To vote just click the image below and vote as many times as you like. Voting ends on November 2nd at 11:59pm EST so vote NOW! The awards will be airing on November 15th at 8pm on mtvU and will stream live on

Vote for Motion City Soundtrack for the 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards!
Posted September 28, 2007 4:16 pm EST

Motion City Soundtrack will be doing an instore signing at Soundclash Records in Norwich next Thursday, the 4th of October. See the details below.

October 4th, 2007 - 5:15pm
Soundclash Records
28 St Benedicts St
Norwich NR2 4AQ
01603 761004

And incase you haven't been checking out the journal section of MCS's site, they've actually started writing again, so go check it out!
Posted September 28, 2007 2:53 pm EST

September 26, 2007
Big CONGRATS to Motion City Soundtrack for debuting at #16 on The Billboard 200 charts. They sold 33,000 copies of Even If It Kills Me according to Nielsen SoundScan. You can see an article about this week's album sales at Billboard's website.
Posted September 26, 2007 3:23 pm EST

Lollapalooza 2007 downloads are now available on iTunes, including Motion City Soundtrack.

You can also watch 3 songs from MCS's Lollapalooza set at the AT&T blue room.

Posted September 26, 2007 3:06 pm EST

September 25, 2007
A new tour date has been added for the fall tour. Motion City Soundtrack will be playing at The Town Ballroom (formerly The Sphere) in Buffalo, NY on November 17, 2007. Tickets are $20 in advance and $24 at the door and will be on sale Saturday at

Also, there is an article about MCS in the latest issue of the UK magazine, Big Cheese Magazine (Issue 92 October 2007). The article is posted at in two image files so you can read it online: Pages 1-2, Pages 3-4.
Posted September 25, 2007 6:32 pm EST

September 24, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack will be doing an autograph signing tomorrow (September 25) in Manchester, UK at HMV Manchester 90. The signing is at 5:30pm. Please see HMV's website for all the info.

Also, a fan named Jamie was nice enough to send in a PDF of the Star Tribune article. It is kind of a big file so I will probably take it down eventually, so please save it now if you want it! Download the PDF (4,778 KB)
Posted September 24, 2007 3:12 pm EST

September 22, 2007
There is an interview/article with the band at, so go check that out. It may ask you to login after you have viewed it more than once, if so, just click on the free 7 day pass. Also, the site says that an article on the band will be running in tomorrow's (Sunday) paper. It will probably be the same article that is posted online, but I'm not positive.

Also, here's a long list of album reviews for Even If It Kills Me from various sources around the country if you'd like to see what people are saying about it.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison The Badger Herald
Washington State University The Daily Evergreen
Boston University The Daily Free Press
Rider University The Rider News
University of Maryland The Diamondback
Ohio University The Post
The Dallas Morning News
Central Connecticut State University The Recorder
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Daily Egyptian
The University of Toledo Independent Collegian
The New York Times
Dixie State College Dixie Sun
Posted September 22, 2007 1:29 pm EST

September 20, 2007
You might remember that in 2005 Motion City Soundtrack won the "Breaking Woodie" award at the mtvU Woodie Awards. Well, this year they are up for the Best Video Woodie, so please go vote for them!! Voting ends on November 2nd at 11:59pm EST so vote NOW! The 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards will air on November 15th at 8pm on mtvU and will stream live on

In other news, MCS is on the cover of the free Australian magazine The Drum Media. You can go to and click on "top story of the week" to download and read the article.
Posted September 20, 2007 7:10 pm EST

September 19, 2007
This makes me happy... MCS has finally joined! For those who don't know, this is a site where you can vote for the setlist for the shows you are going to. While the band might not play the exact setlist people vote on, it at least gives them an idea of what people want to hear. So please check it out and have fun! :)
Posted September 19, 2007 9:39 pm EST

You can check out a short Q&A with Justin about the album over at AOL's Popeater Blog. There is also a free MP3 download of "This Is For Real" and a link to AOL's full album listening party for Even If It Kills Me.

Also, the second Chicago tour date at the House of Blues on December 15th has officially been added. Tickets are on presale right now through Nokia Ticket Rush and will be on sale to the public on Saturday.
Posted September 19, 2007 8:14 pm EST

Here's the setlist from the MySpace Secret Show at the Knitting Factory in New York, NY (courtesy of the crazy Christy ;)

Fell In Love Without You
My Favorite Accident
Everything Is Alright
It Had To Be You
Capital H
This Is For Real
Better Open The Door
Time Turned Fragile
Point Of Extinction
Make Out Kids
Broken Heart
Hold Me Down
Throw Down

Attractive Today
The Future Freaks Me Out
Posted September 19, 2007 12:41 am EST

September 18, 2007
Today's the day! Even If It Kills Me has finally hit stores (well, some of the world got it earlier, but today it is out in the US!). Please go get the CD, you won't regret it. Plus there are some great deals this week, so you can save money. Target, Best Buy, and all have the CD for just $9.99. So go get it, and let me know what you think!
Posted September 18, 2007 11:02 am EST

September 14, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack has been announced for the next MySpace secret show. The show is Tuesday, September 18th at the Knitting Factory in New York, NY. Doors for the show are at 7pm. Entry is limited, so get there early and stay in line because the show is first come first served! Farewell and Eons are the opening bands. The Knitting Factory is located at 74 Leonard St New York, NY 10013, call (212) 219-3006 for more info.

The day before, Monday, September 17th, you can catch the band on Steven's Untitled Rock Show on Fuse. The show airs at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

Lastly, here is more information about the autograph signings taking place next week:

Wednesday, September 19th, 6pm - Boston, MA
Best Buy Store 1471
360 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115-2707

Thursday, September 20th, 6pm - King Of Prussia, PA
Hot Topic
Plaza at King of Prussia
160 N. Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Beginning Tuesday, September 18th, purchase Even if it Kills M from Hot Topic at the Plaza at King of Prussia Mall and receive a wristband that guarantees you a place in line to meet Motion City Soundtrack on September 20. One wristband per person. Space is limited. Call (610) 265-6610 for more info.

Friday, September 21st, 6pm - Long Island, NY
Chosen One Collectible Toys (next to Looney Tunes)
21 Brookvale Ave
West Babylon, NY 11704

This is a benefit signing to help the rebuilding efforts for Looney Tunes, which was recently destroyed by fire. Starting on Tuesday when the store opens, copies of Even If It Kills Me will be sold at Chosen One with a wristband to attend the event, and will be available there through throughout the signing.

Plus, all proceeds from the sale of the CDs will be donated to help Looney Tunes with their rebuilding efforts as a thank you from the band for their support over the years.

Thanks to Cody for sending in the information about the secret show!
Posted September 14, 2007 9:05 pm EST

September 12, 2007
A couple of appearances/signings have been added to Motion City Soundtrack's tourdates:

Wednesday, September 19th - Boston, MA
6pm - Appearance & Signing
Best Buy Store 1471
360 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115-2707

Thursday, September 20th - King Of Prussia, PA
6 pm - Appearance/signing
Hot Topic
Plaza at King of Prussia
160 N. Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Posted September 12, 2007 10:11 pm EST

September 11, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack is listed on the MySpace secret shows page as possibly playing the next "secret show". So, add them to your friends if you use MySpace so you can find out when/if it is announced!
Posted September 11, 2007 10:03 pm EST

Even If It Kills Me (the ENTIRE album) has just been posted on's "The Leak"... go check it out!!!

Post your thoughts and comments! What are your favorite songs?

Thanks to thegreatjames for directing me to it :)
Posted September 11, 2007 12:25 pm EST

September 10, 2007
According to the Motion City Soundtrack e-mail list, Even If It Kills Me will be up in its entirety on MTV's "The Leak" on and tomorrow (September 11).
Posted September 10, 2007 3:53 pm EST

More information has been posted about the mtvU Breaking the Video contest. Head over to to get all the information about the contest. There is a short video where the guys from Motion City Soundtrack go over the details and you can listen to "It Had to Be You" on the site so you can start forming ideas.

The winner of the contest will get to direct the video for "It Had To Be You" and will get $10,000 to use for it. Additionally, there is a cash prize of $2,000 to the winner. You can submit up to three different treatments and the submission deadline is October 15, 2007. Goodluck to anyone who enters and please check out to get all the full details and rules!

Oh, and don't forget to check out the official premiere of the video for "This Is For Real" on!
Posted September 10, 2007 10:10 am EST

September 9, 2007
The music video for "This Is For Real" has apparently been posted early by MTV. For now you can check it out on

Also, there is some making the video footage courtesy of Moonlight Film & Video Productions over at

Thanks to ninjajoe from the MCS boards for discovering the ifilm link!
Posted September 9, 2007 8:07 pm EST

September 7, 2007
According to the Epitaph street team, mtvU will be premiering the the video for "This Is For Real" on Monday, September 10th at 6AM EST. This will be an mtvU on-air, online, and wireless exclusive premiere.

Also, the schedule for VooDoo fest was recently announced. Motion City Soundtrack will be playing on the Playstation/ stage on Saturday, October 27 from 2:15-3:15pm. You can see the full schedule at the festival's website or see a PDF of the Saturday schedule.
Posted September 7, 2007 2:06 pm EST

Epitaph Australia has posted "Calling All Cops" on MySpace. Go give it a listen!
Posted September 7, 2007 9:09 am EST

September 6, 2007
Happy Birthday!Happy Birthday to Tony today. Hope it is great!! =)

Posted September 6, 2007 12:45 am EST

September 4, 2007
There seems to be a mini-site for Even If It Kills Me at Sony Music Japan. On the site they have some preview clips for the songs on the album, which you can find by clicking on Disco and then picking the album (or just use this direct link). Thoughts?
Posted September 4, 2007 11:26 pm EST

iTunes will be offering two bonus tracks for Even If It Kills Me: "Not Asking You To Leave" and "The Worst Part". Additionally, you will get the video for "Broken Heart" and a digital booklet. If you pre-order the album, you will get a third bonus track, the acoustic version of "Broken Heart" featuring Korin Louise Cox.
Posted September 4, 2007 10:56 pm EST

September 2, 2007
There's only about two weeks till the new album is out!! How exciting!

I've added a few more pre-order links to the homepage of the site. Some new special offers have popped up. If you pre-order from the Motion City Soundtrack online store the first 500 orders get a signed insert and you also get the opportunity to purchase a limited edition Even If It Kills Me t-shirt. If you pre-order from Smartpunk or Interpunk you also get a signed insert while supplies last. Of the three, MCS's online store is the cheapest option.

Also, if you're just trying to find the cheapest place to get it, it looks like Best Buy will have the CD on sale for $9.99. I'll keep you posted if I find anywhere that is cheaper.
Posted September 2, 2007 11:03 pm EST

August 28, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack's video for Broken Heart will receive a "First Look" on MTV's TRL (Total Request Live) today (Tuesday, August 28th). Check your local listings for when TRL will air in your area and then go vote for the video at's poll and make sure you pick that you LOVE IT!

You can also check out an article on MCS in the next issue of Alternative Press magazine (Issue #231/October 2007—with Chiodos on the cover) that should be in stores very soon.
Posted August 28, 2007 1:36 pm EST

August 27, 2007
According to a press release from today, MCS will be apart of the mtvU series "Breaking The Video". The series allows student filmmakers to pitch concepts and ideas for music videos to bands. "Breaking The Video: Motion City Soundtrack" will be accepting submissions beginning in mid-September through mtvU's online student filmmaker hub at The winner will get a budget and cash prize of approximately $10,000, plus the privilege of working with MCS on the video for "It Had to Be You".
Posted August 27, 2007 4:43 pm EST

August 24, 2007
Webisode #8 has been posted on YouTube by Epitaph... check it out!
Posted August 24, 2007 4:49 pm EST

August 21, 2007
Artist Arena (the MCS ticketing site) sent out an e-mail today saying that the Motion City Soundtrack show scheduled for December 7th, 2007 at the House of Blues Las Vegas has changed dates. The concert will now be held on December 6th at the same venue and all other show information will remain the same. All tickets purchased for the show on December 7th will be honored on the new date.
Posted August 21, 2007 12:25 pm EST

August 16, 2007 has posted a video interview with Josh, Tony, and Justin from Lollapalooza. Go check it out!

Thanks to Aaron for submitting this.
Posted August 16, 2007 4:09 pm EST

A new tourdate has been added for the fall tour on for November 16 at Villanova University's Jake Nevin Fieldhouse in Villanova, PA. I don't have any other information on the show but if I find anything I will update the tourdates page.
Posted August 16, 2007 10:36 am EST

August 14, 2007
The latest news update on mentions that MCS is currently in California shooting a video for "This Is For Real". The video is going to be directed by Jay Martin, who you may know for directing Death Cab For Cutie's "The New Year" video and the Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah" video.

Also, Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer has been announced as the other supporting band (along with Straylight Run) for the UK tour next month.
Posted August 14, 2007 9:24 am EST

August 9, 2007
In addition to the vinyl and cd singles for "This Is For Real" being released on September 3rd in the UK, a digital single will also be released. The single will have an acoustic version of "Broken Heart" with it (featuring Korin Louise Cox from the band the Hard Lessons). You can pre-order the digital single at

Speaking of pre-orders, a few days ago I added numerous pre-order links for Even If It Kills Me to the right side of the home page, so check those out. Many other sites are offering pre-orders, so if your favorite is not listed you might want to check on your own.

Lastly, check out MCS's online merch store for some new items and sales!
Posted August 9, 2007 9:16 pm EST

August 8, 2007
Webisode #7 has been posted on YouTube by Epitaph... I guess the websidoes are back :)

Posted August 8, 2007 10:27 am EST

August 6, 2007
Tickets for the Motion City Soundtrack fall headlining tour with Mae, Anberlin, and Metro Station are going to be on presale today. MCS has their own presale ticketing site which you can get tickets from (username: motion, password: soundtrack) or if those run out, you can get presale tickets through the Nokia Ticket Rush site (just sign up and they will give you a password and links to buy tickets).
Posted August 6, 2007 10:26 am EST

August 5, 2007 has posted yet another interview with MCS, this time from Lollapalooza yesterday. The band talks about how they will be shooting a video for "This Is For Real", touring in the fall, and Josh's wedding plans! Go check it out!
Posted August 5, 2007 12:50 pm EST

August 4, 2007
You can now pre-order the "This Is For Real" single on CD and limited edition signed 7" vinyl from (links at the bottom to buy them separately). There are two different 7" vinyl singles, a CD single, and an option to purchase all three. These singles will be released in the UK on September 3rd.

For those not in the UK, you can also pre-order the digital single from DownloadPunk, which will be available this Tuesday, August 7th.

You can check out the discography section of this site to see the tracklistings of all the singles.
Posted August 4, 2007 10:52 am EST

August 3, 2007
The full list of dates for the fall tour with Mae, Anberlin and Metro Station has been posted on MCS's street team site.

10/17/07 Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
10/19/07 Duluth, MN - The Reif Center
10/20/07 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
10/21/07 Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
10/23/07 Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
10/24/07 Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ
10/26/07 Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas
10/29/07 St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
10/30/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
10/31/07 Orlando, FL - House of Blues Orlando
11/2/07 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
11/3/07 Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
11/4/07 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues Myrtle Beach
11/6/07 Norfolk, VA - NorVa
11/7/07 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11/9/07 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
11/10/07 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
11/11/07 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
11/13/07 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
11/14/07 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
11/18/07 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
11/20/07 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
11/21/07 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
11/23/07 Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
11/24/07 Maplewood, MN - Myth
11/28/07 Seattle, WA - Showbox
11/29/07 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
11/30/07 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield Theatre
12/1/07 San Diego, CA - Soma
12/3/07 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues Anaheim
12/4/07 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
12/5/07 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
12/7/07 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues Las Vegas
12/8/07 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
12/9/07 Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
12/11/07 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
12/13/07 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
12/14/07 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
12/16/07 Chicago, IL - House of Blues Chicago

For information on where to get tickets for each show, see the tourdates section. There is a presale through MCS's ticketing site and there are also Nokia Ticketrush presales for many shows through

The current tour is almost over and tomorrow MCS will be in Chicago playing at Lollapalooza. Just a reminder that you can watch a webcast of their set at 3:30 pm CST tomorrow through AT&T's blueroom.
Posted August 3, 2007 10:48 pm EST

Tourdates are being posted for the fall tour with Anberlin and Mae on MCS's presale site. Head over to and register for the presale so you aren't left out! I'll be updating the tourdates page with the dates that are posted.
Posted August 3, 2007 2:31 pm EST

August 1, 2007
Last week posted a video interview with Josh and Justin, and this week they have added some really nice videos from the NYC show. Go to to check everything out. The three videos are the new songs from Even If It Kills Me.
Posted August 1, 2007 9:22 am EST

July 31, 2007
Happy Birthday!Today is Josh Cain's birthday.... happy birthday Josh! Have a good one. :o)

Posted July 31, 2007 12:05 am EST

July 29, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack has announced on their UK/Europe site that the support for the UK tour in the fall will be Straylight Run. One more support act will be announced in the coming weeks as well. One other note—The concert at the Glasgow Garage on September 29th has been moved to the ABC and tickets originally bought for the Garage will still be honored. Tickets can be purchased through

The band also posted some information about a "This Is For Real" single. Epitaph will release the song on September 3rd digitally and on CD and limited edition colored 7inch vinyl (two versions - gatefold and a second sleeve that fits with gatefold). Each format will feature separate exclusive B-sides (note: this information is just for UK fans).
Posted July 29, 2007 10:17 pm EST

An Omaha, NE tour date has popped up on The River 89.7's website. Here are the details:

October 20th - Sokol Auditorium
Tickets- $19.99 advance, $22 day of at the show (available at all Ticketmaster outlets starting Friday, August 10th at 10am)
All Ages, Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
Bands- Motion City Soundtrack, Mae, Anberlin, Metro Station

Yesterday MCS played the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. You can see a few pictures and read a review of their performance over at the Fujurock Express.
Posted July 29, 2007 3:19 pm EST

July 27, 2007 did an interview with Justin and Josh at the show in New York on Wednesday. They talk about the new album and the new songs... go watch the videos at!
Posted July 27, 2007 7:37 pm EST

Some dates for the fall tour are starting to come out. Currently two shows are listed on

12/03/07 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues Anaheim
Presale begins: Monday, 08/06/07 10:00 AM
On sale: Friday, 08/10/07 10:00 AM at

12/04/07 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
On sale: Friday, 08/10/07 10:00 AM at

Also, two shows are listed on
10/23/07 Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater More Info Coming Soon

10/26/07 Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas with Mae, Anberlin, Metro Station

Additionally, Christy saw a poster at Warped Tour in Detroit today that said MCS would be playing at the Fillmore in Detroit, MI on 11/21/07 with Anberlin and Mae. The poster said tickets for that show would go on sale on 8/10 as well, so it looks like most of these shows will be going on sale then.

More info as I find it! Check the tour dates section for an organized list.
Posted July 27, 2007 1:29 pm EST

July 26, 2007
The setlist from New York is now posted in the concert archive section, so go check that out (thanks to Aimee and Mike).

In other news, MCS is going to release "This Is For Real" as an iTunes single and that will be out on August 7th.
Posted July 26, 2007 10:57 pm EST

July 24, 2007
MCS has performed a Tegan and Sara song called "You Wouldn't Like Me" at a few shows. Here's a video of the song from YouTube that someone took at the St. Petersburg show.

Also, here's a review from inTuneMusic of last night's show in Philadelphia, looks like they played the cover song there too.

Posted July 24, 2007 2:36 pm EST

July 23, 2007
The setlists from Orlando and Atlanta were posted (thanks to Audrey and Chelsea for the pics!).

Lollapalooza is approaching and incase you haven't seen the schedule, MCS is playing on Saturday, August 4th from 3:30-4:30 on the MySpace stage. Then from 5-5:30 they will be doing a meet and greet at the MySpace tent.

Lollapalooza will also be webcasted live at AT&T's blue room. I'm not sure if their coverage will include MCS, but it's worth checking out incase. For more information see Lollapalooza's MySpace page.

Posted July 23, 2007 12:50 pm EST

July 20, 2007
You can read a new interview with Justin over at where he talks about the new album.

Also, there is a great article at where Justin talks about his lifestyle changes over the years.
Posted July 20, 2007 3:40 pm EST

July 19, 2007
A Motion City Soundtrack show has been announced for August 9th at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN. According to the calendar on their site, the tickets are $20 and will go on sale on Tuesday, July 24 at 5pm and will will only be available at the Varsity Theater Box Office. Additionally, the tickets are cash only and there is a 4 ticket limit per person.
Posted July 19, 2007 11:58 am EST

July 18, 2007
Justin talks about the stories behind three songs from Even If It Kills Me—"The Conversation", "Last Night", and "Hello Helicopter" over at AOL Music's PopEater blog. Check it out!
Posted July 18, 2007 4:20 pm EST

July 17, 2007
The video for Broken Heart is going to be featured on the show Oven Fresh on Fuse, which airs today at 3:30 pm EST (and again at the same time on Thursday). You can help Motion City Soundtrack by clicking the banner below to vote for the video as a keeper, and then tune in at the same time on Friday to watch the Oven Fresh "Keepers" edition where you'll find out if Broken Heart made the cut to be featured on Fuse in the weeks to come.

Vote for Broken Heart at
Posted July 17, 2007 1:46 pm EST

NBC San Diego did an interview with Jesse that you can check out at their website. He talks mostly about the tour and the new album. There are also pictures from the show if you click on the link where it says 'Images: Go Inside Sold Out MCS Concert'.
Posted July 17, 2007 9:44 am EST

July 15, 2007
The setlist from yesterday's show in Denver is up in the concert archive, thanks to Laura.

Also, I just uploaded a bunch of pictures to the gallery from west coast shows from Jessie. Enjoy!
Posted July 15, 2007 7:30 pm EST

July 14, 2007
There is finally a really clear live video for "Fell In Love Without You", thanks to Jessie!! You can go to YouTube to check it out or click play below!

Posted July 14, 2007 11:52 pm EST

Next week a special limited edition Broken Heart single will be released in Japan on July 18th. The single will have 5 songs and 3 music videos. The tracklisting (from Sony Music Japan's website) is:

1. Fell In Love Without You
2. Broken Heart
3. The Worst Part
4. The Future Freaks Me Out (Live)
5. L.G. FUAD (Live)

CD Extra music videos:
1. My Favorite Accident
2. Everything Is Alright
3. Hold Me Down

You can hear a 40 second clip of "Fell In Love Without You" at the Sony Music Japan page for the single (click the graphic to the left of the first track). If you want a Real Player Version the single's page in the Sony Music Shop has one.

If you live in the US and want to order the CD both and are carrying it as an import (and you can pre-order it). Beware that this is a limited edition single and the Sony Music Japan site says that it will only be produced for two months. If you want to order it I would order it soon.

In other news, Michael sent in some pictures from the Tempe, AZ show on Thursday. There is an awesome pic of Jesse's moogstand. Check them out in the gallery!
Posted July 14, 2007 1:03 pm EST

July 13, 2007
Ashley has uploaded a video from the San Francisco show that includes Throw Down and Fell In Love Without You. You can check that out at She also uploaded Fell In Love Without You separately on YouTube.

Also, Artoonie sent in a short review of the San Diego show, so check that out in the concert archive.
Posted July 13, 2007 8:23 am EST

July 11, 2007
Vote for Motion City Soundtrack over at MTV's Battle of the Videos blog. Currently Meg & Dia are winning so MCS needs your help!! Voting ends on Monday, July 16 at 3pm, so vote now! Click the banner below to go vote for them.

Vote for MCS at MTV's Battle of the Videos!!
Posted July 11, 2007 7:20 pm EST

Yesterday night's setlist from the Roxy Theatre show is now up in the concert archive (thanks again to Denisse).
Posted July 11, 2007 9:44 am EST

July 10, 2007
The setlist from Sunday's show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA is now up in the concert archive (thanks to Denisse :). There was no encore because Justin was losing his voice a little.

Also, here are some videos Anna shot at the show in San Francisco on Saturday.
Throw Down
Fell In Love Without You
Hold Me Down
Posted July 10, 2007 9:33 am EST

July 9, 2007
There's an article in The Arizona Republic today where Justin talks about the new album and the tour. You can read it online at
Posted July 9, 2007 6:21 pm EST

July 8, 2007
Here is the setlist from last night's show in San Francisco at the Great American Music Hall:

Capital H
Everything Is Alright
Throw Down
Mary Without Sound
Fell In Love Without You
Modern Chemistry
Time Turned Fragile
Better Open The Door
When You're Around
This Is For Real
Don't Call It A Comeback
Make Out Kids
My Favorite Accident
Broken Heart
Attractive Today
Hold Me Down
The Future Freaks Me Out

Perfect Teeth
Posted July 8, 2007 10:25 am EST

July 6, 2007
Here is the setlist from last night's show at El Corazon in Seattle, WA (courtesy of Christy ;)

Mary Without Sound
Capital H
Fell In Love Without You
Everything Is Alright
Feel Like Rain
Time Turned Fragile
Autographs & Apologies
Better Open The Door
When You're Around
This Is For Real
Don't Call It A Comeback
Make Out Kids
My Favorite Accident
Broken Heart
Attractive Today
Hold Me Down
The Future Freaks Me Out

Throw Down

If you have anything to send in from the show or want to write a review send it over to me at or use the submit links at the top.
Posted July 6, 2007 9:59 am EST

July 5, 2007
Epitaph has posted downloadable versions of the video for "Broken Heart". Head over to MCS's video player to get the video in MPEG and IPod formats.

Also, tonight is the first night of the summer tour, kicking off in Seattle, Washington. If you're going I hope you have fun and if you take pics of get the setlist send it in!
Posted July 5, 2007 11:09 am EST

June 26, 2007
For those who did not join the Boombox Generation... Epitaph has posted the video for "Broken Heart" YouTube (see below). MCS also has posted it on their site's intro page.

If you're looking for a place to purchase "Broken Heart" you can get it from iTunes, Napster, Downloadpunk, eMusic, and insound. In the UK/Europe you can get it on Europe iTunes (all European stores included), 7Digital, Napster, eMusic, Virgin Digital (UK), HMV Digital (UK), AOL,, Musicload, arvato (, MusicNet (several stores), 24/7 (several stores across Europe), Fnac, Jamba!, Akuma, and Virgin Mega Store France).

Or to purchase "Broken Heart" in the UK via SMS text TRACK to 78789 (tracks cost 1.50GBP when bought using SMS and usual operator costs).
Posted June 26, 2007 10:40 pm EST

June 25, 2007
Due to popular demand, a second concert has been added for Manchester, UK. The new date is September 24th at Manchester Academy 2 (this is in addition to the show on September 25th). You can get tickets for both dates at Tickline. For more information, see Manchester Academy's website.
Posted June 25, 2007 1:07 am EST

June 23, 2007
On June 26th Motion City Soundtrack's first single from Even If It Kills Me, "Broken Heart", will be released as a digital single in the USA, UK, mainland Europe, and Australia. The song can be purchased through digital outlets in the US like iTunes, Napster, Downloadpunk, eMusic, insound, and more. In the UK/Europe you will be able to find the track on iTunes (all European stores included), Napster, eMusic, Virgin Digital (UK), HMV Digital (UK), and more. For Australia the song will be available on iTunes.
Posted June 23, 2007 2:46 pm EST

June 22, 2007
MCS has been announced as a main stage band at the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience at New Orleans City Park in Louisiana. The concert will take place on October 26-28 and tickets will be on sale to the general public through ticketmaster starting on June 29. The lineup includes Rage Against the Machine, the Smashing Pumpkins, Wilco, Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes, and many more. You can see the full lineup at the Voodoo Music Experience official website.
Posted June 22, 2007 12:46 pm EST

Motion City Soundtrack's e-mail list sent out an e-mail about their new Boombox Generation site. The Boombox Generation is MCS's Street Team/E-Team. See an excerpt from the e-mail below:

"Wanted to let you know that we have a brand new Street Team / E-Team set up over at, just in time to get ready for the release of our brand new album, "Even If It Kills Me", which will hit stores on September 18. There are already tons of great missions, awesome prizes, and lots of great exclusive things ONLY for the BOOMBOX GENERATION!!!

You may be asking yourself, "oh yeah, what kind of cool stuff?" Well, for starters how about the opportunity to SEE/HEAR THE BRAND NEW VIDEO "BROKEN HEART"!!! That's right, we're giving members of the Boombox Generation the exclusive opportunity to hear a brand new song from our new record, and see the video before it's released to the public next week! Like the videos for "My Favorite Accident" and "The Future Freaks Me Out", we shot this video ourselves in Minneapolis with the help of a bunch of our friends and family... We had a blast doing it, and we hope you like it.

Soooooooo, don't wait! Hurry! Go to right now and sign up to be a Street Team / E-Team member and you will gain exclusive access to the new video. Then, after you realize how sweet it is to be a part of the Boombox Generation, you can earn points to redeem for great prizes like exclusive merchandise, phone calls from the band, tickets with backstage passes to our shows, and much much more."
Posted June 22, 2007 7:43 am EST

June 20, 2007
On June 19th Brett Gurewitz (owner of Epitaph Records) co-hosted the Punk Show with Mike Davies on BBC Radio 1. One of the tracks they played happened to be "Broken Heart" (the first single from Even If It Kills Me). You can listen to the show at If you are having trouble finding it, you can fast forward about 1 hour and 33 minutes in... clicking the 15 minutes button about 6 times should get you to 1 hour and 30 minutes in then just wait.

If you're looking to purchase "Broken Heart", has both the regular version and clean version available for a pre order, and a picture of what appears to be the single cover art. The single will be officially released at midnight EST on June 26.
Posted June 20, 2007 9:04 am EST

Motion City Soundtrack's splash page at has been updated with what appears to be the new Even If It Kills Me album art (shown below). The Epitaph newsletter for this week also says this:

"Broken Heart will be the first song you'll hear off their amazingly amazing, catch, fun, exciting new record Even If It Kills Me - Sept 18th. I won't hype it up too much, but MCS does NOT disappoint. The digital single will drop next week along with a sweet new video. Keep a look out for a new and improved album cover too. See them this summer with the Higher."

... which suggests that this is likely to be it. yay! What do you all think? Personally I like it MUCH better than the previous version that Epitaph had put up.

Even If It Kills Me
Posted June 20, 2007 12:57 am EST

June 19, 2007
The official Motion City Soundtrack online store is having a sale, this week only! All clothing (including bags, gloves, scarves, etc.) is on sale for 25%. Head over to to take advantage.
Posted June 19, 2007 9:19 am EST

June 194, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack has announced 10 tour dates for September and October:


Tickets for these shows go on sale tomorrow morning, June 15th. You can purchase tickets via 24hr CC hotline 0871 2200 260, or purchase them online at All tickets purchased for the June dates in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, and London will be honored for the new dates. If you need a refund you can do so at point of purchase.

You can read the full notice in their MySpace blog.
Posted June 14, 2007 4:31 pm EST

June 13, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack is on the lineup for a radio show on August 11 at Coors Amphitheatre in Colorado called KTCL's Big Gig. The lineup also includes Social Distortion, Blue October, Jack's Mannequin, Plain White T's, Single File, and I Hate Kate. Tickets are on sale now at for $15-30. For more information see KTCL's website.
Posted June 13, 2007 2:14 pm EST

June 12, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack has announced (in a MySpace blog) that the upcoming UK tour dates they had scheduled for next week will be postponed until September. The new dates will be announced in a few days and tickets purchased for the June concerts will be honored in September. Additionally, the band says that they will be able to add more shows to the tour, including some places that they have not played before. You can read part of the message below:

Due to scheduling issues with the new album we regretfully have to announce that we are moving our June tour dates to September. We apologize for this delay, and please know that we are disappointed that we cannot make it over as originally planned.

These shows will be rescheduled for September and we'll announce these new dates in a few days, in fact, before end of this week. All tickets purchased will be honoured for the September shows, and if you cannot attend the new scheduled date you will be able to get a refund at the point of purchase with full booking fee. And while it's a bummer we can't come in June, moving to September will enable us to add more shows in more markets; markets that we're very excited about playing for the first time!
Posted June 12, 2007 2:02 pm EST

The Lollapalooza Schedule has come out, and Motion City Soundtrack will be on the MySpace stage from 3:30-4:30pm on Saturday, August 4. You can check out the full schedule on Lollapalooza's website.

Also, a limited number of single day tickets are now available at for $80, so if you are only looking to go that one day I'd get them soon.
Posted June 12, 2007 9:23 am EST

June 5, 2007
A few new tour dates have been added:

7/15/2007: Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck $20 (on sale 6/9 at 10AM)
7/16/2007: Little Rock, AK - Juanita's $16 (on sale 6/9)
7/17/2007: Nashville, TN - Rocketown $16 (on sale 6/9 at 10AM)
7/19/2007: St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater $18 (on sale 6/8 at 5PM)

note: presale tickets for these shows are at (username: motion, password: soundtrack)
Posted June 5, 2007 10:20 pm EST

June 4, 2007
Someone at Southern Methodist University (SMU) did a short interview with Justin when the band played there on May 1. You can read the interview at
Posted June 4, 2007 9:50 am EST

June 3, 2007
Happy Birthday!Happy birthday to Jesse Johnson today! Hope you have a good one :)
Posted June 3, 2007 12:33 am EST

May 30, 2007
According to the Epitaph newsletter, Jesse will be doing an ICHAT on this Thursday's edition of The Sauce on Fuse.
Posted May 30, 2007 8:05 am EST

May 26, 2007
Happy Birthday!Let's all wish Justin Pierre a very happy birthday today! :)
Posted May 26, 2007 12:05 am EST

May 25, 2007
An article posted on revealed that the first single from Even If It Kills Me is "Broken Heart". The song will be released on June 26th through digital outlets and a music video will debut a few days before that on Very exciting news! The article also says more tour dates will be announced soon.

Posted May 25, 2007 6:50 pm EST

May 24, 2007
A while ago we all voted for Motion City Soundtrack in the AOL Sessions Undercover poll. There was some bugs in the poll which allowed us to just vote over and over again by holding the button down, which I think might have made AOL not consider MCS the winner. Well, they have since improved the poll, and you can still vote multiple times, you just have to manually vote, which makes things more fair. So please go vote for MCS whenever you are bored! They're only losing by 10% right now (they have 6% and This Providence has 16%). Go vote!! -- AOL Sessions Undercover
Posted May 24, 2007 1:47 pm EST

May 22, 2007
Unfortunately MCS has had to back out of Dillo Day for medical reasons. You can read an article about this here and see an excerpt from the article below.


Expected Dillo Day performer Motion City Soundtrack has cancelled its performance on Saturday, Mayfest organizers said.

Managers for the Minneapolis-based pop-rock band told event organizers that the band's lead singer, Justin Pierre, was dealing with "medical problems," and that the band would be cancelling its entire tour, said Liz Korutz, director of concerts for Mayfest and a Medill senior. The band's Web site lists four tour dates in the United Kingdom starting in June and 17 dates in the U.S. for the rest of the summer, including an appearance at Lollapalooza on Aug. 4.

Before they received the notice, Mayfest organizers were still planning for three of the band's members to perform an acoustic set around 1:30 p.m., said Korutz, a former Daily staffer. Festival organizers still plan on having an act perform at that time.


Let's wish the band the best!
Posted May 22, 2007 9:29 am EST

May 20, 2007
Even if it Kills Me will be released in Australia on September 15, 2007, according to an update on the Shock Records website.
Posted May 20, 2007 12:19 pm EST

May 19, 2007
The concert originally scheduled for tomorrow (May 20) in Columbus as part of Ohio State's Rock the Block has been cancelled. Here is the message posted on OUAB's site:

***OUAB Apologizes but due to a medical emergency with the band Motion City Soundtrack will not be performing on May 20. If you have any questions or concerns please direct them to the Ohio Union Information Center on or after Monday, May 21***

Let's wish the band the best and hope that things are okay with them.
Posted May 19, 2007 9:23 pm EST

May 18, 2007
MCS has been added to the lineup for Northwestern University's (Evanston, IL) Dillo Day concert on May 26. You can read an article about the concert at the Daily Northwestern's website. The article mentions that the concert organizers are still making final arrangements and signing contracts with the band though. Also, the article indicates that the performance might be acoustic. See some excerpts from the article below:

The schedule has not been finalized, but Francis and Motion City Soundtrack will perform sometime between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on May 26, representatives said. They will join rapper Lupe Fiasco and alternative band Cake, which are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively.


Organizers said they may be working on the concert lineup until Dillo Day itself. Whereas the university has already signed off on contracts for Cake and Lupe Fiasco, Mayfest only began working on contracts with Francis and Motion City Soundtrack this week and final arrangements are not yet complete.

Announcing performers without finalized contracts is unorthodox, but "for all practical purposes, all have been confirmed," said Medill senior Liz Korutz, Mayfest's concert director and a former daily staffer.


Meanwhile, Motion City Soundtrack's acoustic performance will cater to the "rock-emo-alternative" crowd, Korutz said. She compared them to emo band Mae at last year's Dillo Day, but, she added, Motion City Soundtrack is "more popular."
Posted May 18, 2007 1:25 pm EST

May 16, 2007
You can check out an interview Matt and Josh did at Bamboozle on They talk about the how the Even If It Kills Me cover artwork that Epitaph posted was not the final cd cover and that the tracklisting posted is probably going to wind up being right. They also give reasoning for moving the album release date up to September 18. Go check it out!
Posted May 16, 2007 4:55 pm EST

May 9, 2007
Yes, it is true, Even If It Kills Me will be coming out on September 18th instead of July 17th. A lot of people are upset/confused/wondering why the album release was pushed back 2 months... Matt wrote on the MCS boards about it just to clear everything up so you can go check that out. He says that they wanted to hurry and have the record come out on July 17th, but that it was becoming difficult. By pushing the album up they can take their time a little more. So there ya go!
Posted May 9, 2007 11:53 pm EST

On there is an update indicating that the cover art and tracklisting posted on on May 2 (and taken down later) might not be final. They also indicate that the album will be out on September 18 rather than July 17, so maybe they have pushed it back? Here is what their update says:

"Hi everyone, hope all is well. Anyone catch The Great American Freedom Machine at Bamboozle over the weekend? We heard that they were pretty good, but we also heard that they ripped off a lot of our material. Damn them!

Speaking of Bamboozle, we heard that there were a lot of rumors floating around regarding our new album. Well, we just want to set the record straight: To put it simply, the album will be out on Tuesday, September 18. Any artwork, track listings, or other info regarding Even If It Kills Me that you may have heard, seen, or read is not necessarily what you will find come September 18. Maybe, but not necessarily. Everything is still in the works... That's the truth and nothing but the truth kids!

Lastly, almost all of the presale tickets that went on sale yesterday are gone. There are a few tickets left in a couple of markets, but they'll surely be gone any minute now, so don't wait. Go a here to take advantage of the presale.

Thanks much (and as always) for your support!

Matt, Tony, Jesse, Josh, Justin"
Posted May 9, 2007 9:24 am EST

May 6, 2007
Some people have been wondering who the support will be for the shows in the UK in June. According to the Mean Fiddler's ticketing site, OK Go will be the opener. I am unsure if that is right because of OK Go's tour schedule in the US. I'll keep you posted.

Speaking of the UK, Kerrang! magazine is reporting that "This Is For Real" will be released as a single on June 25th. Not sure if this is only a UK release or if it will be a single in other countries as well.

People have confirmed that Motion City Soundtrack did play under the name "The Great American Freedom Machine" last night at the Bamboozle. If you were there send in a review, I think everyone would love to hear about it!

Lastly, we have 17 pictures from Give It A Name London now up in the gallery (thanks to Nagwa :), so go check them out! They are under Live Shows > 2007.
Posted May 6, 2007 10:17 am EST

May 3, 2007
Presale tickets for the summer tour should be available tomorrow (May 4) at 3pm venue time on MCS's ticketing site:

You'll need to register for the login username and password ;)
Posted May 3, 2007 6:51 pm EST

May 2, 2007
Epitaph has posted the tracklisting and album cover for Even If It Kills Me. The album information also indicates that this will be a CD + DVD. The release date for Even If It Kills Me is July 17 for the US and July 16 for Europe.

Check it out at MCS's page at for all the info.

Even If It Kills Me tracklisting
Even If It Kills Me cover01. Fell In Love Without You
02. This Is For Real
03. It Had To Be You
04. Last Night
05. Calling All Cops
06. Can't Finish What You Started
07. The Conversation
08. Broken Heart
09. Hello Helicopter
10. Where I Belong
11. Point Of Extinction
12. Antonia
13. Even If It Kills Me
Posted May 2, 2007 4:27 pm EST

The show on Friday, May 4 will be at Ithaca College, not Cornell. It is a part of "IC Kicks Back" on the Campus Center Quad from 2-6pm. You can find more information at

Also, is reporting that MCS will be playing some UK shows in June. Tickets will go on sale on May 5th at 9:00. More info on these shows as I find it.

6/18/07: Birmingham, UK - Carling Academy 2 (on sale 5/5)
6/19/07: Glasgow, UK - Glasgow Garage (on sale 5/5)
6/20/07: Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy 2 (on sale 5/5)
6/21/07: London, UK - Mean Fiddler (on sale 5/5)
Posted May 2, 2007 8:31 am EST

May 1, 2007
See the e-mail from MCS's e-mail list pasted below :)

Hi everyone! As you know, the brand new Motion City Soundtrack album, entitled "Even If It Kills Me," will be released this Summer on July 17. To coincide with the band's third and most-anticipated Epitaph Records' release, the band has announced a Summer tour in intimate venues throughout the country! As well, the band will also be taking part in this Summer's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, and Lollapalooza in Chicago!

Supporting the headlining tour will be Sherwood, The Higher, and The Forecast. Tickets for the all of the band's headlining dates will go on sale Saturday, May 12. There will be a special presale starting on Saturday, May 5 in coordination with our friends at Myspace! Be sure to become a friend today by going to and look for bulletins later this week with more information on how to get tickets first!

with special guests: Sherwood, The Higher, and The Forecast

July 05 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
July 06 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
July 07 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
July 08 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
July 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre
July 11 - San Diego, CA - Soma
July 12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Clubhouse
July 14 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
July 20 - Orlando, FL - The Social
July 21 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft at Center Stage
July 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
July 24 - Boston, MA - Axis
July 25 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
July 28 - Mt. Fuji, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
Aug 01 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
Aug 02 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave II
Aug 04 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Aug 06 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Aug 07 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Posted May 1, 2007 8:45 pm EST

Go check out to see a special preview of webisode #6! So, who's dance is your favorite? *laugh*
Posted May 1, 2007 11:15 am EST

Sorry for the short notice... but Motion City Soundtrack will be headlining a show with Phantom Planet tonight (May 1) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX for their "Code Red Concert". Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the Mane Desk for $5 and the show is at 8 pm in McFarlin Auditorium.

You can check out an article with all the details at
Posted May 1, 2007 9:51 am EST

April 30, 2007
If you look at the "Gab" section of the Bamboozle's website, you'll see this:

"Today is Monday, April 30th, that means we only have five days to figure out all the fakers who remain at large. If Thursday is supposedly Bearfort, than who is The Death Of...and The Great American Freedom Machine. Everything is going to be alright from what I hear, loose lips won't sink my ship....You all have no idea how much fun awaits you in East Rutherford."

Interesting word choice huh?

Posted April 30, 2007 6:47 pm EST

April 29, 2007
James sent in the setlist for yesterday's show at Give It A Name in London:

Attractive Today
Everything Is Alright
Make Out Kids
Time Turned Fragile
This Is For Real
My Favorite Accident
The Future Freaks Me Out

Also, if you haven't noticed by now, MCS has signed their latest news bulletin on their site with "xoxo - TGAFM", which has lead many people to speculate that they could be playing the Bamboozle festival next weekend under the name The Great American Freedom Machine (anyone have other ideas of what it could stand for?!?). MCS played surprise sets at Skate and Surf festival day 3 in 2004 and Bamboozle day 2 in 2005 so it could happen. Who knows, I guess we'll see! And by the way, they also said to stay tuned for "some big announcements" next week.... hopefully that means tour dates... or something bigger!
Posted April 29, 2007 7:54 pm EST

April 26, 2007
Nagwa and Cristel sent in some pictures from the Paris show, you can check those out in the gallery under Live Shows > 2007. Nagwa also sent in a fan photo with Tony and she has a bunch of videos for you to enjoy from the show up on YouTube. Cristel also has videos from the show posted on YouTube, so check those out!
Posted April 26, 2007 7:50 pm EST

April 25, 2007
According to the Hard Lessons website, the venue for the Ithaca, NY show is the Cornell University Arts Quad (oddly enough, these two bands also played there last August).

Also, the concert in Columbus on May 20 is a part of Ohio State University's "Rock the Block." Stay tuned for more details and keep checking OUAB's site.
Posted April 25, 2007 8:42 pm EST

April 24, 2007
According to the Hard Lessons MySpace page, the venue for the show in Ohio on May 20 is Newport Music Hall. Keep checking the venue's website at for more information as its announced.

Also, here is the setlist from today's concert in Paris, France at the Give It A Name Festival:

Better Open The Door
Everything Is Alright
Make Out Kids
Time Turned Fragile
Attractive Today
My Favorite Accident
This Is For Real
The Future Freaks Me Out

and a video of "This Is For Real":

Thanks to Nagwa for both of the above... she also has some videos of MCS playing Paris last September up on YouTube, so check those out if you're interested.
Posted April 24, 2007 7:40 pm EST

April 23, 2007
Webisode 5 is now up!

Go check it out at
Posted April 23, 2007 8:42 pm EST

The fifth webisode should be up soon (or maybe it is up now and I am blind?)... this is posted on

Hey Guys & Gals,

Long time since we last spoke. Everyone here at TEAM MCS has appreciated everything you've done. We wanted to give you all a sneak peak of our FIFTH WEBISODE on one day before we make it public.

Head on over there and see what MCS has been up to.

For those of you in Ohio... it looks like MCS might be making a stop there soon. On the Hard Lessons MySpace page, it says they will be playing a show with Motion City Soundtrack in Columbus, OH on May 20. I'll keep you posted if I find details.

Lastly, go check out some new pictures in the gallery from last weeks shows at Bradley and Loyola. To find them, click on Live Shows then 2007.
Posted April 23, 2007 7:30 pm EST

April 22, 2007
Here is the setlist from last night's show (April 21) at the Power Fest in Amsterdam :

Better Open The Door
Everything Is Alright
Capital H
Don't Call It A Comeback
Make Out Kids
Time Turned Fragile
Attractive Today
My Favorite Accident
Hold Me Down
This Is For Real (new song)
The Future Freaks Me Out

Thanks to Duckie and Maia for the setlist :)
Posted April 22, 2007 4:42 pm EST

April 19, 2007
Beth and Justin have posted a preview of their web podcast, "Adventuring with Peenytees and Roonytoons"... check it out below and e-mail them your questions at

Posted April 19, 2007 9:16 pm EST

April 18, 2007
Steph sent me a video she took from the Loyola show of the new song MCS played, supposedly titled "This Is For Real". Check it out and share what you think! (I like it :)

Steph also said the Loyola setlist was identical to the Bradley one (see news below) but with the new song plus Throw Down as an encore.

One last bit of news... according to the Hard Lessons MySpace page, they will be playing a show with Motion City Soundtrack in Ithaca, NY on May 4. More information to be announced.
Posted April 18, 2007 2:46 pm EST

Chris sent in some pictures from the Bradley show, check those out in the gallery under Live Shows > 2007.

And as Derick commented a couple posts down, MCS played a new song at the Loyola show last night supposedly called "This Is For Real". Anyone have the setlist? Next up they are heading to Europe this weekend, hope you all enjoy those shows!
Posted April 18, 2007 1:47 am EST

April 17, 2007
Even If It Kills Me webisode #4 is now up at Go check it out and comment on what you think!
Posted April 17, 2007 3:03 pm EST

Thanks to Steph, we have the setlist from this past Sunday's concert at Bradley University:

Better Open The Door
Feel Like Rain
Boombox Generation
Don't Call It A Comeback
Everything Is Alright
Perfect Teeth
Make Out Kids
Time Turned Fragile
Modern Chemistry
Capital H
Attractive Today
My Favorite Accident
Hold Me Down
The Future Freaks Me Out

We also have a picture of the setlist in the Concert Archive section, so check it out.

Tonight MCS is playing at Loyola University, have fun if you're going and send some stuff in! :)
Posted April 17, 2007 9:30 am EST

April 15, 2007
As Derick mentioned in the comments a few posts down, Gym Class Heroes are no longer on the bill for the concert at Loyola on this coming Tuesday, April 17. No worries though, Motion City Soundtrack is still confirmed to be playing. Just thought I would pass that along.

If anyone is going to the show at Bradley University today send in the setlist, pictures, or concert reviews. And have fun!
Posted April 15, 2007 3:02 pm EST

April 12, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack is now officially confirmed to play Lollapalooza 2007. The lineup is up at (the festival's official website). You can click on lineup and scroll the list and they also have a PDF poster with the lineup in it. You can check out MTV News for more information on the festival.
Posted April 12, 2007 9:46 am EST

April 11, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack was announced as part of the lineup for Lollapalooza 2007 today. The festival will take place August 3-5, 2007 at Grant Park in Chicago, IL. Tickets are on sale now at You can see the full lineup over at Pitchfork.

Note: The full lineup will be announced officially tomorrow (April 12) and the lineup being reported today by various sources comes from this Lollapalooza ad (I circled MCS, but it is kinda hard to see because of the flash).

Lollapalooza 2007 ad
Posted April 11, 2007 9:38 pm EST

April 9, 2007
Woohoo, 2 updates in one day :) I'm writing again to tell you that webisode #3 is finally up on Motion City Soundtrack's Even If It Kills Me site. Go check it out at (if you can't find it... click the square on the left with 3 in it). The webisode mainly features some of the guest vocals that will be on the album. Post comments with what you think!
Posted April 9, 2007 2:03 pm EST

March 31, 2007
A few people have been asking about tickets for the Loyola University show with Gym Class Heroes on April 17th at the Gentile Center. Student and general public tickets are now on sale at the Loyola Campus Life Union Board (CLUB) website. You can also get tickets in person at the Centennial Forum Student Union (CFSU) information desk in Mertz Hall.

Tickets for the Bradley University show on April 15th with the Starting Line went on sale last week at and Ticketmaster outlets. Students can get tickets in person at the Robertson Memorial Field House.

And in other news, I think Motion City Soundtrack won the AOL Sessions Under Cover poll, since they are no longer on the list and the votes were re-started. So good job voting everyone!
Posted April 9, 2007 11:54 am EST

March 31, 2007
Everyone go vote for Motion City Soundtrack on AOL Sessions Under Cover to be the next band to do Under Cover. They are currently in third place, so let's help them out!
Posted March 31, 2007 12:47 am EST

March 28, 2007
AOL Music's MCS page says: "Come back here on Friday evening to watch exclusive behind-the-scenes episodes of Motion City Soundtrack creating their upcoming album Even If It Kills Me."

Not sure if that means it will be a new webisode or just new other footage.... I guess we'll see on Friday!
Posted March 28, 2007 7:48 pm EST

March 25, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack will be playing with the Starting Line at Robertson Memorial Field House (Bradley University) in Peoria, IL on April 15th.

Tickets go on sale to the public for $20 on April 5th at 10 AM CDT at and Ticketmaster outlets.

If you're a Bradley University student you can get tickets for $5 at the field house beginning April 2nd.

Thanks to Steph for the info!
Posted March 25, 2007 11:07 pm EST

March 23, 2007
Happy birthday to MCS's merchie Beth today! :o)
Posted March 23, 2007 11:44 am EST

March 22, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack will NOT be playing a show at Kent State, as previously thought. The concert was supposed to be in March, but the band had scheduling conflicts (as they are currently finishing up their new album, Even If It Kills Me). You can read an article about this at the Stater Online.
Posted March 22, 2007 1:44 pm EST

March 18, 2007
You can be a part of Motion City Soundtrack's new cd, Even If It Kills Me... here's a MySpace bulletin from the band on how:

"We are looking for our amazing fans to be part of our new album photo shoot this coming Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 in NYC!

Here's what you need to do to be considered:

(1) Come down to Pier 59 Studios by 11a.m.:
Pier 59 studios @ Pier 59
NY, NY 10011
Studio #7

(2) You must be 18 and over and bring valid photo ID to prove it.
(3) Be available from 11am EST to 2pm EST (could go longer...)
(4) Be yourself!

Note: You must be willing to sign a model release form.

Thanks so much in advance!


Thanks Sara for the info!
Posted March 18, 2007 10:23 pm EST

March 17, 2007
As many of you know (or don't), Justin Pierre has a short film called Karen. If you're interested in seeing it, it will be showing at the Oak Street Cinema at the March 2007 Fearless Filmmakers Screening Event on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available beginning at 6pm and are $9 for GA, $7 for students, and $5 for MN Film Arts Members. Oak Street Cinema is located at:
309 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-3134

For more information on the event, check out and There will also be a panel with the filmmakers to follow.

And here is a short desctiption of Karen, taken from
Is the snow always whiter on the other side of the street? Karen spends her day off catching up with some old friends, but it is the friend that she is about to meet that will change her bleak view of her world. Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Pierre recently put down his guitar and picked up a camera. The result was a 18 minute 16mm short he titled Karen. Justin is currently recording with Motion City Soundtrack and Cars frontman Rick Ocasek, but will be back behind the camera this spring when he co-directs the music video "Big Drag" for Limbeck. Justin is represented by the William Morris agency. Producer Shane Nelson became a producer/director to score chicks. For more information on Shane Nelson please visit
Posted March 17, 2007 10:34 am EST

March 15, 2007
MCS has added a tour date for Zurich, Switzerland at Abart Music Club on 4/25... for tickets go to or You must be 16 years old or accompanied by an adult to attend.
Posted March 15, 2007 9:06 pm EST

March 14, 2007
MCS will be on FUSE tonight at 7pm EST (I assuming this will be during Steven's Untitled Rock Show), according to the Epitaph newsletter ... here is what it says (thanks Anna for the info :)

Have you been wondering when Motion City Sountrack will emerge from their creative caves and come into the daylight? Tune into FUSE on March 14th at 7pm EST/4pm PST to catch the first MCS interview since they began recording their anticipated album, "Even If It Kills Me."
Posted March 14, 2007 1:35 pm EST

March 12, 2007
Webisode #2 is now up on go check it out! :)
Posted March 12, 2007 12:57 pm EST

March 11, 2007
According to the Gym Class Heroes MySpace page, Motion City Soundtrack will be playing a show with them at Loyola in Chicago on April 17. Not sure who is opening, when I find more information I'll post it (thanks Steph!)

April, 17 2007 at Gentile Center @ Loyola University
6460 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL, 60626
Cost : $5 Students/$15 Public
w/Motion City Soundtrack

In other news, a new MCS fansite launched today, so go check out for some cool media and other stuff!

Also, I got two new affiliates this week, so check them out!

Plain White T's Fans - Plain White T's fansite
Man Of The Hour BR - fansite for Man of The Hour, a radio show presented by Patrick (webguy for Simple Plan) and Sebastien Lefebvre (guitarist from Simple Plan)
Posted March 11, 2007 10:32 am EST

March 7, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack has launched a new website to keep the fans updated about the new album, Even If It Kills Me. So far there is not much up, but they have the first webisode up and a few small pictures. Go and check it out at!
Posted March 7, 2007 7:43 pm EST

March 6, 2007
July 17, 2007 - Even If It Kills Me

YES! We have a release date and title for the new album! This is such exciting news. Motion City Soundtrack posted their first webisode today, and you can watch it at The webisode shows them working on their new album and Justin talks about writing lyrics. At the end the album name and release date is revealed. There is even a little bit of new material in it, so check it out!

In site news, I added a countdown to our homepage so you can countdown to the new album! Also, I decided to add a photo gallery to the site. Pictures are going to be a lot more organized now. All the live show photos and fan photos will now go in this gallery. I added a fan photos section for Beth photos too, so if you have one with her send it in and I'll upload it. If you have any pictures to contribute send them to and if you need credit be sure to include your name and I will write that you submitted them. Let me know what you think.
Posted March 6, 2007 10:45 pm EST

March 3, 2007
I've added some great affiliates this week, so check out these sites: (Fall Out Boy fansite)
Drop-a-Heart (Fall Out Boy fansite)
Boys Like Girls Fans (Boys Like Girls fansite)
Paramore Fans (Paramore fansite)
Posted March 3, 2007 10:34 am EST

March 2, 2007
This contest has been going on for a few weeks, and the last day to enter is March 5th, so I thought I'd post it. Vans is giving away a pair of Vans customized by the band, and also autographed posters and CDs. Head over to the Vans website to enter. Goodluck!

Some things I have been pondering for this site are maybe adding a photo gallery and maybe having a media section where you all can submit wallpapers and icons and things like that. We'll see.... give me some feedback if ya want :)
Posted March 2, 2007 6:36 pm EST

March 2, 2007
Most of you know who MCS's merch girl Beth is by now (if not, you can check out our interview with her here). Well, her and Justin are going to be doing an advice podcast called 'Late Night with Peenytees and Roonytunes', probably launching in a few months. In the meantime, you can send them questions at It is going to be a webcast advice column, so you send them a question, and they'll give you their answer. Keep checking Beth's site for updates, the podcasts (when they begin) will be available there.
Posted March 2, 2007 9:27 am EST

February 28, 2007
Just added a FAQ section to the site. I'm going to be adding more questions the next couple of days, and if you have one you'd like to see on there leave me a comment and I'll see what I can do.
Posted February 28, 2007 10:40 pm EST

February 26, 2007
MCS has been updating everyone on the recording of their new album. You can check out their journal on their official site for updates. They've just finished up doing a bunch of songs with producers Adam Schlesinger and Eli Janney and will be working with Ric Ocasek starting March 1. Josh also mentioned that Max from Say Anything, Rachel from Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer, and Shawn from the Matches have done some guest vocals on the album. Very exciting!

A couple more European festivals MCS will be at have been added to the tour page, so check that out if you live over there. One festival is in the Netherlands and another in Germany.

Lastly, I've updated the site a little. I got my first affiliate, go visit Shiloh's Hot Hot Heat fansite at I'm also looking for a few more affiliates. If you are interested e-mail me at and let me know. I am looking for sites for bands with a lot of good content, and it would be preferable to affiliate with sites of bands with a similar fanbase (maybe even bands that have toured with MCS).
Posted February 26, 2007 9:10 pm EST

February 3, 2007
More good news for all of you European fans.... Motion City Soundtrack is going to be playing the Groez Rock Festival in Meerhout, Belgium on April 27, 2007. For more information keep checking the festival's official site at and their MySpace page. According to the concert's site, tickets will soon be available at Check our tour dates section for more info and for other MCS 2007 tour dates.
Posted February 3, 2007 9:35 pm EST

January 27, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack is currently working on their new album in New York with various producers. Here is an update that is posted on their website at

"Hi all! New York City in January? Yes, that's where we are, and it is where we will remain for the next couple of months... Miami? LA? Nope, we picked the Big Apple to spend our Winter months tanning. Why you ask? Because we're here working on our new album, that's why! That's right, we're wrapping up the writing process this coming weekend, and then we'll hit the studio next week. We're so stoked to be working with people that we've always admired as not only musicans, but as producers as well. Part of the record will be co-produced by the tag team of Adam Schlesinger (of Fountains Of Wayne) and Eli Janney (of Girls Against Boys), and part of the record will be produced by Ric Ocasek (of The Cars). Needless to say, it's going to be a fun adventure over the next couple months.
Xoxo - Team MCS"

In other news, it looks like the band will be playing a show at Kent State University sometime this semester (possibly their annual FlashFest on April 19?), according to a mention in an article in the school's paper. An older article had the concert scheduled for January 27, but it has since been removed from their events calendar, so I am thinking they re-scheduled. I'll post more information if any comes out.
Posted January 27, 2007 9:34 pm EST

January 17, 2007
Motion City Soundtrack will be playing the Give It A Name festival in April. Their first date is in Paris, France April 24, and they will also be playing the London and Birmingham shows April 28-29. For details on GIAN in Paris visit and for details about London or Birmingham see or
Posted January 17, 2007 9:34 pm EST

January 15, 2007
Anna and BethI just posted the interview with Beth Raebel (Motion City Soundtrack's merch girl). Big thanks to Anna for doing the interview and of course to the MCS Board for coming up with questions!
Posted January 15, 2007 9:32 pm EST

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