Justin Courtney Pierre unveils “I Don’t Know Why She Ran Away,” a Lo-Fi Science Fiction tale in the style of Charlie Kaufman. Directed by Shane Nelson, “I Don’t Know Why She Ran Away” has everything – a protagonist you will both love and hate, romance, awkward comedy, a dramatic love triangle, and a killer soundtrack.
“One of my favorite movie trailers of all time is for Jean Luc Godard’s Masculin Féminin. It simultaneously tells you everything and nothing about the film, utilizing the entire Chantal Goya song Tu M’as Trop Menti. The goal was to recreate the feeling of this trailer using footage from projects Shane Nelson (Director) and I had done in the past, as well as shoot new footage in order to help tell the story. It’s a lighthearted look at an incredibly dark period of time in my life when I first got “sober,” and my wife and I first met, but the roles are all jumbled,” says Justin Courtney Pierre on his inspiration for the trailer.
Watch “I Don’t Know Why She Ran Away” now:
In 1997 Justin Courtney 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 and 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 The Drink will be released via Epitaph Records on October 12.
JUSTIN COURTNEY PIERRE 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