Motion City Soundtrack are a five-piece band out of Minnesota who formed when most of its members where still in high school. Inspired by the hard-hitting, emotional punk-tinged indie rock of Superchunk and Sunny Day Real Estate, the group set out to concoct their own blend of energy and harmony. The resulting effort was noticed by the punk junkies holding court at Epitaph Records who quickly signed the band and released their debut in 2003. Their second album, Commit This to Memory , was produced by blink-182 vocalist Mark Hoppus. A third album was released in September 2007 debuting at #16 on the Billboard charts.