How time flies. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Midwestern pop punk veterans Motion City Soundtrack's sophomore release, Commit This To Memory, which boasts some of their most beloved tracks and helped the group gain a fiercely avid fanbase. In honor of the milestone, the band has embarked on an extensive North American tour, being joined from date-to-date by an assortment of openers which include William Beckett, Vinnie Caruana, and The Early November.
Guitarist and lead vocalist Justin Pierre recently spoke with the Aquarian about the making of the memorable album and the excitement for the future (along with the upcoming release of their currently untitled sixth studio album, their first since 2012), while remembering what started this all in the first place: a love of music and fun.
How did the idea for doing a 10-year anniversary tour for Commit This To Memory come about?
I feel like—I don't know if this is the best answer to give or not—but I feel like the original idea came when we were nearing the…