We hope that you have been enjoying the Making Moves series of releases so far from The Company We Keep, Brick + Mortar, Goldrush, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, and The Skies Revolt.
It’s now our turn.
On November 6th (hint: you may be able to pre-order this now…) we will release a limited edition purple vinyl 7” with brand new unreleased songs “Severance” (A Side) and “Major Leagues” (B Side). The 7” comes with a digital download card that gets you a third song, our cover of Rilo Kiley’s “Pictures of Success”. This release will also be available via iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital services on November 6th.
You can check out “Major Leagues” now via RollingStone.com.
In addition, there is a limited edition (only 200 copies) box set available now for pre-order that includes a custom made box for the series, all six (6) artists’ 7” releases, a USB that includes the “making of Making Moves” documentary, and limited edition poster. The box set will be released on November 20th.
For more information about the project and all of the bands involved check out the video trailer for Making Moves. We’ve had a great time working with all of the bands, the students, and the faculty of Drexel University and Mad Dragon Records.
See you all out on the road starting in a few days.
- Motion City Soundtrack
Please meet The Skies Revolt, the 4th band in the Making Moves single series.
Hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, we found these five lads via twitter.
Says Josh Cain: I wanted to find a band that I had never heard before to work with for the Making Moves project. I tweeted that I was looking for suggestions of new, unsigned bands. I received hundreds of suggestions and I went through them all. The Skies Revolt really stood out to me when I listened to their songs. They have this very cool mix of heavy, electronic and party music - like Devo meets NIN. Plus it was refreshing to see a band living their own manifest destiny - they were releasing music, making videos, touring - all on their own dime.
Skies Revolt are flat out creative: (a) check out their choose your own adventure game; (b) check out their new music video for “It’s All in the Reflexes” which they produced in it’s entirety using claymation, animation, and yes, explosions; (c) check out their self-released album in the form of a comic book in which each song has a corresponding page with graphic arts and captions of the lyrics of the songs.
The Skies Revolt - Dave Prindle, Nathan Smith, Rusty Vining, Bobby Dowell, and Jarred Irby - came to Philadelphia after Thanksgiving to work with Josh Cain and Justin Pierre and the Mad Dragon team of engineers on their recordings.
Follow The Skies Revolt on twitter.
Check out The Skies Revolt new songs on Making Moves due out later this year on Mad Dragon Records and The Boombox Generation.
Motion City Soundtrack