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Update: Music Video for It Had To Be You
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 by Molly
Happy Birthday Matt!
Happy birthday to Matt Taylor today! Hope it is a good one :)
Posted November 26, 2007 12:07 am EST by Molly
Interview with Justin + a few other bits of news
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 by Molly
mtvU and MonsterTRAK Ultimate Internship contest
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 by Molly
Short interview with Josh and Jesse
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 by Molly
mtvU Woodie Awards video
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 by Molly
Another setlist update + my pics and video from Baltimore
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 by Molly
Steven's Untitled Rock Show
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 by Molly
Recent Setlists + The Sauce
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 by Molly
mtvU Awards Results
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 by Molly
Setlist from Washington, DC show
Here is the setlist from last night's show in Washington, DC. I was actually 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 by Molly
Conan O'Brien appearance canceled
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 by Molly
Interview with Josh
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 by Molly
Read the Blender article online
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 by Molly
Conan O'Brien Appearance
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 by Molly
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