Motion City Soundtrack’s Justin Courtney Pierre releases new solo song “In the Drink”

Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Courtney Pierre has announced that he will be releasing a solo album, In the Dark, on October 12th via Epitaph Records. It will be his first musical release since Motion City Soundtrack’s break-up in 2016.

To celebrate the announcement, Pierre has released the title-track off the album, which can be streamed at the top of the post.

“At the end of the day I didn’t know what else to do other than write music. I think I flirted with the idea of become an accountant, but then my wife told me that’s not a reality. That’s work. And she was right…And I had been kicking around the idea of doing something like this for a while, anyway. I had just never pulled the trigger,” Pierre tells Billboard regarding his new project.

In addition, he has announced that he will be putting together a backing band and heading out on tour this fall/winter. Support will come from Pronoun for the first leg and Thin Lips for the second.

Check out the artwork and track-listing for In the Dark below, as well as Pierre’s upcoming tour dates.

pierre in the dark

In the Dark track-listing:

  1. Undone
  2. Anchor
  3. I Don’t Know Why She Ran Away
  4. Moonbeam
  5. Ready Player One
  6. I’m a Liar
  7. Sooner
  8. Shoulder the Weight
  9. In The Drink
  10. Goodnight Hiroyuki

Upcoming tour dates:

11/1          Chicago, IL                      Lincoln Hall
11/2          Detroit, MI                        The Shelter
11/3          Cleveland, OH                 Grog Shop
11/5          Allston, MA                      Brighton Music Hall
11/6          New York, NY                  Bowery Ballroom
11/8          Philadelphia, PA              The Foundry @ The Fillmore
11/9          Washington, DC              U Street Music Hall
11/10        Asbury Park, NJ              House of Independents
11/11        Pittsburgh, PA                 The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
11/13        Cincinnati, OH                 20th Century Theater
11/14        Milwaukee, WI                 The Rave Bar
11/16        Saint Paul, MN                Turf Club

11/27        Kansas City, MO             Record Bar
11/28        Denver, CO                     Larimer Lounge
11/30        Phoenix, CA                    Valley Bar
12/1          Anaheim, CA                   Chain Reaction
12/2          San Diego, CA                Casbah
12/4          Los Angeles, CA             The Echo
12/5          San Francisco, CA          Bottom of the Hill
12/6          Sacramento, CA              Goldfield Trading Post
12/8          Portland, OR                   Doug Fir Lounge
12/9          Seattle, WA                     The Crocodile
11/1 – 11/16 w/ Pronoun
11/27 – 12/9 w/ Thin Lips