Nate Reuss – “Grand Romantic”
“Grand Romantic is definitely my top album of the year. I’m a sucker for sad lyrics hidden within catchy, upbeat tunes. I’m also a sucker for Nate Ruess’ unique voice, especially when paired with Beck’s vocals and instrumentation.” –Melissa
Knuckle Puck – “Copacetic”
“This album is what State Champs’ ‘The Finer Things’ was for me in 2013. Every track hits harder than the last, and keeps me going when all I want to do is give up. I’ve always said Knuckle Puck were the next big thing in pop-punk, and they’re proving it more and more with each album they release. ‘Copacetic’ drove Knuckle Puck to dominate the genre this year, and they proved it with a killer tour to support an absolutely incredible album.” –Tori Continue reading Looking Back: Our Favorite Albums of 2015
Minnesota five piece Motion City Soundtrack debuted their first video for Lose Control (aside from the lyric video to TKO) from their upcoming sixth album Panic Stations. Produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.). Continue reading Motion City Soundtrack Debut New Video
Motion City Soundtrack returned to the UK for the first time in two years for this year’s Slam Dunk festival. We sat down with Matt Taylor and Jesse Johnson on the first leg of Slam Dunk Festival in the city of their very first UK show eleven years ago.
What can you tell us about your documentary, I Am The Movie: The Movie?
MT: It’s in celebration of ten years of I Am The Movie, our first record, and it’s basically a bunch of old footage from our camera and a few other peoples’ cameras, but we used to tour back in the old days with these giant cameras.
JJ: Like the big video tapes you know?
MT: So, it was all pulled from video tapes, but it is just, like, a bunch of van shenanigans, farting, all that fun stuff! And then a few songs in there, too. It’s a good trip down memory lane for us. Continue reading Motion City Soundtrack Interview @ Slam Dunk Festival
Motion City Soundtrack were one of the most anticipated bands of Slam Dunk festival due to their infrequent UK shows, packing in the fans and filling up most of the main stage. When the lights dropped, the room turned into a frenzy.
They opened their set with ‘Better Open The Door’ from 2005’s Commit This To Memory and played songs from every album except their newest release, 2012’s Go. Instead, their 11 song set contained nothing but fan favourites, ranging from old hits like ‘My Favourite Accident’ through to later singles like ‘Her Words Destroyed My Planet.’ Continue reading Slam Dunk Festival Leeds 2014: Motion City Soundtrack Set Review