Motion City Soundtrack


Motion City Soundtrack is an American rock band that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1997. The band's line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Justin Courtney Pierre, lead guitarist Joshua Cain, keyboardist Jesse Johnson, bassist Matthew Taylor, and drummer Tony Thaxton. Over the course of their career, the group has toured heavily and released six studio albums, the majority on independent label Epitaph Records. The band's sound, at times described as pop punk or emo, makes notable use of the Moog synthesizer. Pierre mainly handles the band's lyrics, which often touch on themes of anxiety, alienation, relationships, and self-destructive behavior.

The band was founded by Cain and Pierre, and it took several years to form a stable lineup. I Am the Movie, the group's debut album, was released in 2003. Their commercial breakthrough, Commit This to Memory, arrived in 2005, and its follow-up Even If It Kills Me (2007) was similarly successful. For many years, the band was a staple of the Warped Tour. They briefly signed to major label Columbia for My Dinosaur Life (2010), but rejoined Epitaph for Go in 2012. Their most recent effort, Panic Stations, was released in 2015. The group disbanded the following year, but they announced a reunion in 2019.


Crooked Ways

July 31, 2020

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Even If It Kills Me (10th Anniversary Edition)

September 18, 2017

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Panic Stations

September 18, 2015

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It's A Pleasure To Meet You

August 31, 2015

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Lose Control

August 3, 2015

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June 16, 2015

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Spotify Sessions

October 1, 2013

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Inside Out

September 17, 2013

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Go (Deluxe Edition)

June 12, 2012

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Wait So Long / Disappear

November 22, 2011

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My Dinosaur Life

January 1, 2010

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Her Words Destroyed My Planet

December 1, 2009

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Even If It Kills Me

September 30, 2008

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Commit This To Memory (Deluxe Edition)

June 20, 2006

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Commit This To Memory

June 7, 2005

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I Am The Movie

June 24, 2003

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