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Chat with Jesse
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 by Molly
Check out
No MCS news, just posting because we have a new affiliate... so if you like The Audition, go check out :)
Posted May 28, 2007 10:20 pm EST by Molly
Happy Birthday Justin!
Happy Birthday!Let's all wish Justin Pierre a very happy birthday today! :)
Posted May 26, 2007 12:05 am EST by Molly
First single ("Broken Heart") to be released June 26
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 by Molly
Vote for MCS for AOL's Sessions Undercover!
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 by Molly
Motion City Soundtrack CANCELLED for Dillo Day.. possibly more?
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 by Molly
Even If It Kills Me release date for Australia
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 by Molly
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 by Molly
Motion City Soundtrack to play Northwestern's Dillo Day/Mayfest
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 by Molly
Interview on
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 by Molly
Reasons for the change in release date...
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 by Molly
Even If It Kills Me coming out September 18?
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 by Molly
Support for the UK tour; EIIKM Single; Bamboozle; GIAN London Pics
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 by Molly
Presale tickets for the summer tour
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 by Molly
Even If It Kills Me Album Cover + Tracklisting!
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 by Molly
Ithaca College Show on Friday; UK tour dates
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 by Molly
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 by Molly
Even If It Kills Me Webisode #6 posted
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 by Molly
MCS show in Dallas... TONIGHT!
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 by Molly
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