Motion City Soundtrack are gearing up to drop their new album, Go, tomorrow [June 12], and it's a flawlessly crafted blend of poignant lyrics and varied instrumentation. Spinning through these eleven tracks, it's also hard to miss the heavy themes and gorgeous contradictions presented along the way. On the one hand, there's the bright percussion and driving pop-rock of "Circuits and Wires," and the jangling acoustics and lovestruck flair of "True Romance." Then, there's the pretty and nostalgic "Timelines," the tell-it-like-it-is "Everyone Will Die," and the sinister yet moving "Happy Anniversary." These dueling forces make a sensible unit when considering the album's title, though.
As lead guitarist Joshua Cain told us, this album encompasses "the idea of going, leaving, [and] kind of moving on in your life" as well as the idea of being "excited [and] in the moment." Cain continues, "[Go] also means five in Japanese, this is our fifth record, and there are five of us. It just felt right, and we wanted to do something a little different with this record. ['Go'] is a little different from what we’ve done in the past, but [also] kind of [a reflection of] what we’ve done in the past."
With one listen, we think you'll agree that they've fulfilled their mission. Stream it in full right here, and then go grab it when it drops tomorrow via iTunes.