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Justin Courtney Pierre Bio

Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Courtney Pierre's debut solo record In The Drink is available now via Epitaph.

Produced by Motion City Soundtrack guitarist Joshua Cain, In The Drink finds Pierre at his most unfiltered, embracing everything from anthemic pop to moodier and more darkly charged material. Pierre plays all instruments on the album except for drums, which are performed by David Jarnstrom (Gratitude, BNLX).

In 1997 Pierre co-founded Motion City Soundtrack, the widely celebrated rock band whose last album Panic Stations hit the Billboard 200. Although Pierre had initially planned to focus on domestic life after the band went on hiatus in 2016, he soon felt compelled to revisit the hundreds of voice memos, lyrical scribblings, and melody ideas he’d compiled since age seven. “There is a part of me that just needs to make stuff, so with whatever free time I had I’d be writing and then I’d clean the house and then I’d write some more,” Pierre recalls.

Recorded sporadically over the course of seven months, In The Drink was self-funded and a true labor of love. “I wanted to make a record that sounded like the kind of albums I listened to as a teenager in the early ’90s, and I think we succeeded and failed in exactly the right ways,” says Pierre.

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  1. 11.1.2018
    Chicago, IL
    Lincoln Hall
  2. 11.2.2018
    Detroit, MI
    The Shelter
  3. 11.3.2018
    Cleveland, OH
    Grog Shop
  4. 11.5.2018
    Allston, MA
    Brighton Music Hall
  5. 11.6.2018
    New York, NY
    The Bowery Ballroom

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Justin Courtney Pierre

Justin Courtney Pierre

Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Courtney Pierre's debut solo record In The Drink is available now via Epitaph.

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Hey gang, I’ll be hanging out at The Fetus this Thursday, playing a few tunes with some of the members of my band. Come on down and get weird with us! https://electricfetus.tuneportals.com/NewsItem/7927

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FYI (& please spread the word) 1. I am touring with a full rock band. 2. In The Drink clocks in around 28 minutes.… https://t.co/7hFXVArmYH

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That’s a funny misperception people have of me. No, I totally breathe, just like you! I just do it really fast. Gro… https://t.co/Z1sjRUmBit

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Hey gang, just letting you know I've finally sorted out a VIP UPGRADE package based on the feedback you gave me. This does not include a ticket, but it does include one hell of a good time. So, if you like to party, and have a disposable income, go nuts! 😘 https://www.kingsroadmerch.com/justin-courtney-pierre/view/bundle.asp?id=2969&cid=3203

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