Motion City Soundtrack are returning home to their longtime label Epitaph to release their fifth full-length studio album ‘Go’ on June 12th. The new album is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘My Dinosaur Life’ (Columbia, February 2010) and was recorded over an extended period of time this past winter at Flowers Studio in their hometown of Minneapolis, MN with Ed Ackerson co-producing alongside the band. The first single off the new album is ‘True Romance’. The album is currently available for pre-order at EpitaphStore.com.
On ‘Go’, Motion City Soundtrack – Justin Pierre, Josh Cain, Matt Taylor, Jesse Johnson and Tony Thaxton – really felt they could stretch out during the recording process due to the fact that they had no label to report to, a creative freedom they hadn’t experienced since recording their debut album ‘I Am The Movie’ in 2002. In addition, the band entered the studio after their ‘4 Albums, 2 Nights, 7 Cities’ tour, where they played their entire catalog.
“We are all extremely excited to be back on Epitaph records. Brett and company have truly been a second family to us over the years, both personally and career-wise. We are beyond ecstatic about our new album and the fact that its new home is going to be Epitaph Records,” stated frontman Justin Pierre.
The release will be followed up by their first series of U.S. headlining dates this year with Henry Clay People and The Front Bottoms support through the 1st. Confirmed dates below and you can also catch Motion City Soundtrack on May 19th at Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park, NJ and the Slam Dunk Festival in the UK May 26th and 27th.
June 14th at Casbah / San Diego, CA
June 15th at Troubadour / Los Angeles, CA
June 16th at Slim’s / San Francisco, CA
June 18th at In the Venue / Salt Lake City, UT
June 19th at Bluebird Theatre / Denver, CO
June 21st at The Firebird / St. Louis, MO
June 22nd at Lincoln Hall / Chicago, IL
June 23rd at River’s Edge Festival / St. Paul, MN
June 25th at Grog Shop / Cleveland, OH
June 26th at Water Street / Rochester, NY
June 27th at Union Transfer / Philadelphia, PA
June 30th at Middle East Downstairs / Boston, MA
July 1st at Ottobar / Baltimorte, MD
July 5th at Summerfest / Milwaukee/ WI
‘Go’ Track Listing:
1. Circuits and Wire
2. True Romance
3. Son of a Gun
5. Everyone Will Die
6. The Coma Kid
8. The Worst Is Yet to Come
9. Bad Idea
10. Happy Anniversary
11. Floating Down the River