Our beloved drummer Tony Thaxton has decided to leave the band. We really hate to see him go, but we fully support him in his choice and wish him the absolute best in the future. Tony’s contribution to the band over the last 11+ years was immeasurable, both on the stage and off. We’re really glad to have been able to share some truly amazing times with such a great drummer and friend. He will be missed.
Here are a few words from Tony:
“I’m afraid the time has come for me to move on from Motion City Soundtrack. This was an extremely, extremely hard decision to make,...
For those of you who haven't heard yet, AP.net favorites A Great Big Pile of Leaves recently finished recording their second full-length record. We couldn't be in the studio with the band, but we do have for you today a video that they put together for us. Head to the replies to check out some footage of the guys recording the album, including some clips of new songs and a preview of Justin Pierre's guest vocals.
It appears as though tickets were on sale for a Motion City Soundtrack show on November 11 at Irvine Plaza in New York City with support from Jukebox The Ghost and Now, Now. We haven't heard if this is a full tour yet, but of course we will update the story whenever we can.
You can listen to Justin Pierre (Motion City Soundtrack) give an incredibly revealing interview about his struggles with drug addiction and the hardships the band faced while making Go on the new Men's Health Podcast.
You can stream two new Motion City Soundtrack songs - "Circuits and Wires" and "Boxelder" - here. There are also videos that describe the making of the songs. Go comes out June 12 via Boombox Generation / Epitaph Records.
We haven't had one of Eda's awesome Bored On Sunday discussions in a while, so I figured I'd whip one up for a discussion topic on a slow-moving Sunday. My question today is, which bands that we cover on AP.net should be on the radio today? Although it seems like a distant past, it wasn't all that long ago that pop-punk bands like All Time Low, Yellowcard, Fall Out Boy and many others graced the airwaves and MTV (when MTV played music videos). I've outlined a few songs that have come out recently that I think would have been on the radio back when these types of bands were more common. Take to the replies to discuss which songs and bands you think should be on regular rotation.