Motion City Soundtrack discography

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Motion City Soundtrack discography
Motion City in DC.jpg
Motion City Soundtrack performing in Washington, D.C. in 2012
Studio albums 6
Live albums 1
Music videos 15
EPs 5
Singles 19
Split EPs 5

The following is the discography of Motion City Soundtrack, an American rock band that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1997. The band's line-up consisted of vocalist and guitarist Justin Pierre, lead guitarist Joshua Cain, keyboardist Jesse Johnson, bassist Matthew Taylor, and drummer Tony Thaxton. Over the course of their nearly twenty-year career, the group 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, made notable use of the Moog synthesizer.

Their first album, I Am the Movie, was originally self-released in 2002 before the group signed to Epitaph, which re-released the album in 2003. Their breakthrough album, Commit This to Memory, arrived in 2005; it achieved the highest sales in the band's discography, selling over 500,000 albums worldwide.[1] Their third record, Even If It Kills Me (2007), also achieved commercial success. The band briefly signed to major label Columbia for their fourth album, My Dinosaur Life (2010), which represented their best performance on U.S. charts, peaking at number 15 on the Billboard 200.[2] They rejoined Epitaph for Go in 2012 and Panic Stations in 2015, both of which represented large drop-offs in sales and chart performance. The group broke up in 2016.

The band's discography consists of consists of six studio albums, one live album, nineteen singles, five extended plays, and five split EPs. The group also produced fifteen music videos, and appeared on numerous compilation albums.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[2]
US Ind.
[3]
US Alt.
[4]
US Rock
[5]
AUS
[6]
UK
[7]
2003 I Am the Movie
  • Released: June 24, 2003
  • Label: Epitaph
42
2005 Commit This to Memory
  • Released: June 7, 2005
  • Label: Epitaph
72 2
  • US: 285,000[8]
2007 Even if It Kills Me
  • Released: September 18, 2007
  • Label: Epitaph
16 1 5 5 52 113
  • US: 33,000[9]
2010 My Dinosaur Life
  • Released: January 18, 2010
  • Label: Columbia
15 3 3 50 191
2012 Go
  • Released: June 12, 2012
  • Label: Epitaph
46 8 8 21 84
2015 Panic Stations
  • Released: September 18, 2015
  • Label: Epitaph
141 22 18 28 80
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
2013 Spotify Sessions

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details
2000 Kids for America
  • Released: 2000[11]
  • Label: Modern Radio Records / Self-release
2000 Back to the Beat
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Modern Radio Records / Self-release[12]
2007 Live at Lollapalooza 2007: Motion City Soundtrack[13]
  • Released: 18 September 2007
  • Label: Lolla Records / IODA
  • Format: Live EP
2008 Acoustic EP
  • Released: 6 May 2008
  • Exclusive to iTunes Store
  • Format: Digital EP
2012 Making Moves 7"
  • Released: 6 November 2012
  • Label: Mad Dragon Records
  • Format: Vinyl, Digital EP

Splits[edit]

List of splits
Title Extended play details Other artist(s)
Motion City Soundtrack / Schatzi[14]
  • Released: April 22, 2003
  • Label: Doghouse
  • Formats: 12" vinyl, CD

Schatzi

Matchbook Romance / Motion City Soundtrack
  • Released: September 7, 2004
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: 10" vinyl, CD

Matchbook Romance

Motion City Soundtrack / Limbeck'
  • Released: September 21, 2004
  • Label: Vinyl Nerd
  • Formats: 7" vinyl

Limbeck

Wait So Long / Disappear
  • Released: November 22, 2011
  • Label: Banjodad
  • Formats: 7" vinyl

Trampled By Turtles

(Sort Of) A Song for Patsy Cline / It's (Sort Of) A Pleasure to Meet You
  • Released: December 1, 2015
  • Label: Hopeless
  • Formats: 7" vinyl

The Wonder Years

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[15]
US
Alt

[16]
AUS
[17]
UK
[18]
UK
Indie

[19]
"Promenade / Carolina" 1999 Non-album single
"The Future Freaks Me Out" 2003 156 I Am the Movie
"My Favorite Accident"
"Everything Is Alright" 2005 Commit This to Memory
"Hold Me Down" 2006
"L.G. FUAD"
"Broken Heart" 2007 Even if It Kills Me
"This Is for Real" 48 154 6
"It Had to Be You" 2008
"Fell in Love Without You" (Acoustic) Even if It Kills Me — Acoustic EP
"Disappear" 2009 My Dinosaur Life
"Her Words Destroyed My Planet"
"A Lifeless Ordinary (Need a Little Help)" 2010
"True Romance" 2012 Go
"Timelines"
"Inside Out" 2013 Non-album single
"TKO" 2015 Panic Stations
"Lose Control"
"It's a Pleasure to Meet You"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[15]
US
Alt

[16]
AUS
[6]
UK
[7]
"When "You're" Around" 2005 Commit This to Memory
"Attractive Today" 2006
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Capital H" (Live)
"Red Dress" (Live)
2004 Mountain Dew Presents: Dew Music Showcase[A]
"My Favorite Accident" (Acoustic) In Honor: A Compilation to Beat Cancer[20]
"Pop Song 89" 2005 Punk Goes 80's[21]
"Truth Hits Everybody" ¡Policia!: A Tribute to the Police[22]
"The Worst Part" 2006 Sound of Superman[23]
"Always Running Out of Time" 2010 Almost Alice[24]
"Waiting" Lost Out in the Machinery – The Songs of the Rentals[25]
"Here Comes the Sun" 2011 Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 3[26]
"Left and Leaving" 2014 Friends[27]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2003 "The Future Freaks Me Out" Andrew Carranza[28]
"My Favorite Accident"
2005 "Everything Is Alright" Christopher Mills, Chris Grismer[29]
2006 "Hold Me Down" Matt McDermitt[30]
"L.G. Fuad" Josh Thacker[31]
2007 "Broken Heart" Jesse Cain[32]
"This Is for Real" Jay Martin[33]
2008 "It Had to Be You" Lauren Simpson[34]
"Fell in Love Without You" (Acoustic) Jesse Cain[35][36]
2009 "Disappear"
2010 "Her Words Destroyed My Planet" Isaac Rentz[37]
"A Lifeless Ordinary (Need a Little Help)" Shane Nelson[38]
2012 "True Romance" Jesse Cain
2015 "Lose Control" Dan Huiting
"It's a Pleasure to Meet You" David Prindle

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mountain Dew Presents: Dew Music Showcase was a promotional CD consisting of live performances recorded on March 19, 2004 at La Zona Rosa in Austin, Texas. It was released with the July 2004 issue of Alternative Press (issue 191).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonah Bayer (October 1, 2015). "Rank Your Records: Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Pierre Rates the Band's Five Albums". Noisey (Vice Media, Inc.). Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Motion City Soundtrack – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Motion City Soundtrack – Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Motion City Soundtrack – Chart History: Alternative Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Motion City Soundtrack – Chart History: Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Peak chart positions for albums in Australia:
  7. ^ a b Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: M – My Vitriol". zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ Taylor Morgan (February 13, 2015). "Motion City Soundtrack Delivers Pop Punk Nostalgia in Anaheim". OC Weekly. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ Courtney Harding (October 6, 2007). "Chart Motion". Billboard. New York City: Prometheus Global Media. 119 (40): 46. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  10. ^ Gil Kaufman (January 27, 2010). "Hope For Haiti Now Tops Billboard Albums Chart". MTV News. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Motion City Soundtrack discography". Motion City Soundtrack website. Retrieved 2009-02-03. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Motion City Soundtrack - Back to the Beat". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  13. ^ "Live at Lollapalooza 2007: Motion City Soundtrack August 5, 2007". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  14. ^ "Motion City Soundtrack/Schatzi – Motion City Soundtrack". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "Motion City Soundtrack – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Motion City Soundtrack – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  17. ^ "The ARIA Report: Issue 926 (Week Commencing 3 December 2007)" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. p. 2. Retrieved March 29, 2016. 
  18. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: M – My Vitriol". zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved March 29, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Archive Chart: 2007-09-09". UK Indie Chart. Retrieved March 29, 2016. 
  20. ^ "In Honor: A Compilation to Beat Cancer – Various Artists". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Punk Goes 80's – Various Artists". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  22. ^ "¡Policia!: A Tribute to the Police – Various Artists". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Sound of Superman – Various Artists". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Almost Alice – Various Artists". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  25. ^ Lost Out in the Machinery – The Songs of the Rentals (track listing). Various Artists. Ki/oon. 2010. KSCP 936. 
  26. ^ "Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 3 – Various Artists". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 3 – Various Artists". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9". Epitaph Records. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  29. ^ "Everything Is Alright". MTV. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  30. ^ "Hold Me Down". MTV. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  31. ^ "Commit This to Memory (Deluxe Edition) Liner notes". Epitaph Records. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  32. ^ "Broken Heart". MTV. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  33. ^ "Motion City Soundtrack Shoot Video". Rocklouder. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  34. ^ "It Had to Be You". MTV. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  35. ^ "Fell in Love Without You". MTV. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  36. ^ "Disappear Video Premiere". Motioncitysoundtrack.com. 2009-11-19. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  37. ^ ""Her Words Destroyed My Planet" Video Premiere! | The Official Motion City Site". Motioncitysoundtrack.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  38. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: New Motion City Soundtrack Video!". SPIN. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 

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