Motion City Soundtrack to Release New Track on Billboard Today! (@MotionCitySoundtrack @Billboard)

Courtesy of Big Picture Media

Motion City Soundtrackhave released an exclusive stream of their track“Severance”onBillboard.comtoday,Oct. 15th! Drexel University’s MAD Dragon Records (MDR)andMotion City Soundtrackare pleased to announce the final release of theMaking Movesseries, with Motion City Soundtrack releasing two brand new tracks of their own,“Severance”and“Major Leagues”.Making Moveshas featured a series of 7-inch releases by emerging artists, produced and curated by the members of Motion City Soundtrack. TheMaking Movesproject is released jointly on MAD Dragon Records and Motion City Soundtrack’s recently launched record label,The Boombox Generation. Motion City Soundtrack will close out the inspiring series by releasing theirMaking Moves7-inch onNovember 6th, 2012.This release will contain two single tracks on 7-inch vinyl, as well as a bonus track released with the digital package. Check out their track“Severance”onBillboard, here: http://bit.ly/SY9sg3.

 

In addition, theMaking Moves: Special Limited Edition Box Setis now available for pre-order. The box set will include, all six 7″ records including releases The Company We Keep, Brick + Mortar, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Goldrush, The Skies Revolt and the series curator, Motion City Soundtrack. The box set will also include a limited editionMaking Movesposter, USB drive with a 90 minute documentary film “The Making ofMaking Moves”, digital versions of all songs and much more! To purchase the full limited edition box set, please visit:http://bit.ly/U6Wxj2.

 

Members of Motion City Soundtrack,Justin Pierre(Vocals/Guitar),Joshua Cain(Guitar/Vocals),Jesse Johnson(Keys),Matt Taylor(Bass/Vocals) andTony Thaxton(Drums/Vocals),produced all of theMaking Movesartists’ recordings between November 2011 and January 2012. The sessions took place at Drexel University’s studios in Philadelphia, PA with Drexel’s Music Industry Program alumni and undergraduate students,Lenny Skolnick,Dave PetitandJustin Chapmanengineering the sessions. Students from Drexel’s Film & Video program documented the recording process for the documentary “The Making ofMaking Moves” DVD that is included in the limited edition box set.

 

The idea for theMaking Movesproject came together at the annualSouth By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW)in March 2011. According toJohnson of MCS,“Last year, I was at SXSW with the band I manage, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, and Terry Tompkins[Associate Teaching Professor of the Music Industry Program and Managing Director of the Music Industry Program Entities at Drexel University]attended their showcase. Johnson said, “After a few emails and phone calls, the Making Moves project was hatched; it went from simply doing an A Great Big Pile of Leaves seven inch to Motion City Soundtrack curating the series.”Taylorof MCSadds,“I’m hoping that people will be inspired by the collaboration and the many different factions involved with the series. We came together with a common goal of releasing music that we’re excited about. We want those who hear it to share in this excitement with us.”

Motion City Soundtrack’s upcoming release for theMaking Movesseries, which is supported in part by the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel University, will consist of two new unique tracks from the pop-rock legends themselves, as well as a bonus cover track.Ed AckersonatFlowers Recording StudioinMinneapolis, MNdid additional engineering and mixing.

Kicking off the 7-inch with“Severance”,Motion City Soundtrack display their un-denied ability to write a catchy pop hit. The track starts out slow and lilting before unexpectedly shifting into a more furious pace-complete with soaring guitar riffs- which shows off the band’s punk roots. This pace is continued in“Major Leagues,”thanks to Thaxton’s swift drumming and Pierre’s careful attention to vocal melodies and intonation. “Major Leagues” attests to Pierre’s ability to write lyrics that are not only meaningful but are sonically pleasing as well. The 7-inch closes with the bands unique rendition ofRilo Kiley’s “Pictures of Success”.

 

Pierre stated, “It was really fun to team up with and throw around ideas with the Drexel University student engineers, videographers, and A&R.”

 

Motion City Soundtrack will release theirMaking Moves7-inch vinyl and digital download on November 6th, 2012 – pre-order it now athttp://bit.ly/SY6Qz1.The limited edition box set will be released on November 20th, 2012 and pre-orders are available now athttp://bit.ly/U6Wxj2. MCS will be heading out on a full US fall tour with support from Jukebox The Ghost and Now, Now (tour dates below). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit:www.MotionCitySoundtrack.com.

For more information onMaking Moves, please visit:http://makingmoves.maddragonmusic.com/

 

Also, visit:

Drexel.edu/westphal/undergraduate/MIP/

Track Listing:

01. Severance

02. Major Leagues

03. Picture of Success

 

Headlining Tour Dates:

* w/Jukebox The GhostandNow, Now

10/16Granada Theater Lawrence, KS

10/17Summit Music HallDenver, CO

10/19Wilma Theater Missoula, MT

10/20El Corazon Seattle, WA

10/21Hawthorne TheatrePortland, OR

10/23Ace of SpadesSacramento, CA

10/25House of Blues West Hollywood, CA

10/26Glass HousePomona, CA

10/27Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ

10/29La Zona RosaAustin, TX

10/30House of Blues Dallas, TX

11/1 Beacham Theater Orlando, FL

11/2 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA

11/3 Tremont Music HallCharlotte, NC

11/4 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA

11/6 Irving Plaza New York, NY

11/8 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.

11/9 Paradise Rock ClubBoston, MA

11/10Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ

11/11Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA

11/13Mod Club Toronto, ON

11/14St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI

11/16Newport Music HallColumbus, OH

11/17The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI

11/18Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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