Motion City Soundtrack have a new video for the song ‘Lose Control’ ahead of their 10th anniversary Australian shows.
The song is a lead-in to the sixth Motion City Soundtrack album ‘Panic Stations’, due in September.
The ‘Lose Control’ video was directed by Dan Huiting (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, Colin Stetson) and features singer Justin Pierre discovering his supernatural power to kill everything he touches.
“When I first heard “Lose Control”, I thought of a sort of “super hero” origin story, where a person learns they have a superpower,” Huiting said in a statement. “Only for Justin, he learns he can kill things that he touches. We also thought it would be cool to incorporate a woman that he meets that can reverse all the things he’s killed. Some of the narrative elements are a bit opaque because we didn’t want to just explain everything. It was really nice to collaborate with Justin on this, who has a really good sensibility about filmmaking in general.
According to Justin Pierre, “Dan Huiting has been doing great work for as far back as I can remember. It was a riot to work with him and his crew. Everyone worked hard AND played hard. I nearly broke my ankle running up and down the street with Emily but it was absolutely worth it. I rate this experience 5 out 5 stars. Would highly recommend.”
‘Panic Stations’ will be released through Epitaph Records. The label explains, “Panic Stations, was named after nautical structures that act as warning posts in the oceans. Many of the songs reference water and the ocean, and there is an overarching idea of letting go and not being immobilized by your own thoughts. The new material was recorded live in June of 2014 and was produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, The Living End)”.
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This to Memory 10-Year Anniversary Tour Dates
August 28, Sydney, Manning Bar
August 29, Brisbane, Max Watts
August 30, Melbourne, 170 Russell
September 2, Adelaide, The Gov
September 3, Perth, The Rosemount
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