Metro Station to Release New EP 'Middle of the Night'
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December 02, 2014
Metro Station, the pop rock / electronica band responsible for the infectious and wildly popular hit 'Shake It,' is back and better than ever. The group, led by Mason Musso, devoted as much studio time as possible to recording and perfecting new music between plenty of private gigs and live dates, including performances at the American Music Awards, SXSW and Sundance. Itching to get back on the road and in front of their fans, Metro Station is gearing up for not only the release of its 5-track EP Middle of the Night in late summer but also a multi-city tour in early fall.
The first single off the EP, a high-energy track titled "Every Time I Touch You", takes fans on a classic Metro Station ride - with an updated twist. With a dance-pop sound, the band still manages to stay true to its rock roots and incorporate plenty of synth. "I Still Love You," the EP's only ballad, exposes a more raw and sensitive side of Musso, the longtime creative force behind Metro Station. Another fan favorite is sure to be "I Don't Know You," a catchy and upbeat track with cross-genre appeal that you can't help but sing along to.
Metro Station itself is by no means new to the scene, though its recent rebirth has breathed new life into the group. The band's storied career began in Los Angeles in 2006. Within a year of formation, Metro Station released the song "Seventeen Forever" on MySpace and found themselves included on MySpace Music's Unsigned Band's charts, no small feat for the time. Metro Station signed with Columbia Records and RED Ink Records in late 2006 and released its self-titled debut studio album the following year. "Shake It" and its immediate explosion on the charts came shortly thereafter, peaking in the top ten of three US charts. Over the years, Metro Station has shared the stage with bands like Motion City Soundtrack, All Time Low, Cobra Starship, Fall Out Boy and Boys Like Girls as well as headlined their own tours like the popular Disco Balls & Blow Up Dolls with Cash Cash, White Tie Affair and Tyga.