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.
In the Dark track-listing:
- I Don’t Know Why She Ran Away
- Ready Player One
- I’m a Liar
- Shoulder the Weight
- In The Drink
- 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