Motion City Soundtrack


motion city soundtrackBand name: Motion City Soundtrack


Label: None (Formerly Columbia Records)

Years active: 1997-present
Justin Pierre (lead vocals and guitar) Joshua Cain (lead guitar and backing vocals) Jesse Johnson (Moog, keys)  Matthew Taylor (bass) Tony Thaxton (drums)

  • 2003: I Am the Movie
  • 2005: Commit This to Memory
  • 2007: Even if It Kills Me
  • 2010: My Dinosaur Life

Mixing infectious pop hooks with punk and shoe-gaze riffs, Motion City Soundtrack is a Minneapolis five-piece pop punk band with a huge following.
MCS burst onto the scene in 2003 with their debut ‘I Am The Movie’ and after a spell on Epitaph Records found themselves signed with major label Columbia Records.

Best known for their use of the Moog synth, Motion City Soundtrack have created a unique sound which has won them fans the world over and given them a string of hits.


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