It can feel like immaculate pop records come from another state, or maybe an airless planet where microscopic production details can be fussed over by robots in some hermetically sealed studio—in other words, it's easy to believe that these albums can't be homegrown. But rock quintet Motion City Soundtrack hail from Minneapolis and have been cranking out slick, hummable power pop in your own backyard for 13 years, trading overnight success for a process of steadily gaining popularity. The work is paying off: The... More >>>