PREMIERE: Look inside the making of Motion City Soundtrack’s ‘Panic Stations’

photo: Andrew Wells

We here at Substream are huge fans of Motion City Soundtrack—so much so that we put them on the cover of our new issue, available now. Furthermore, we think that Team MCS made one hell of a record with the recently released Panic Stations, with songs ranging from lyrically poignant (“I Can Feel You,” “Days Will Run Away”) to musically powerful (“Gravity,” “It’s A Pleasure To Meet You”) to downright poppy (“TKO,” “Lose Control”). So we convinced the guys to give us a quick look inside the recording process for Panic Stations, which they made last summer with producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, the Hold Steady). Check it out below, and pick up Panic Stations right now via Epitaph Records.

Motion City Soundtrack is currently in the midst of a co-headlining tour with the Wonder Years, featuring State Champs and You Blew It!; the remaining dates are below:

November 2nd – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
November 3rd – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
November 5th –House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
November 6th – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
November 7th – SOMA – San Diego, CA
November 8th – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
November 10th – Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
November 11th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
November 12th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
November 13th – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
November 14th – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
November 16th – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
November 18th – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
November 19th – Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
November 20th – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
November 21st – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
November 23rd – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
November 24th – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
November 25th – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
November 27th – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ