Back to the Beat was the first significant EP release by the Minneapolis based pop punk band Motion City Soundtrack. The EP was recorded in Sound In Motion Recordings and released by Modern Radio Records and includes tracks that were later re-released. "Throw Down", "Back to the Beat" and "Capital H" were re-released on a split EP with Schatzi. "Capital H" was re-released on Motion City Soundtrack's first album I Am the Movie. At the time of recording, the band members differed from the Motion City Soundtrack line-up formed in 2002. They were Joshua Cain on guitar and vocals, Austin Lindstrom on bass guitar, Joel Habedank on drums and Justin Pierre on lead vocals, guitar and keyboard.