Motion City Soundtrack has shared their new video for "Lose Control" . The song is off the band's sixth studio album, Panic Stations, out September 18 via Epitaph.
The video for "Lose Control" 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.
Director Dan Huiting states:
When I first heard "Lose Control", I thought of a sort of "super hero" origin story, where a person learns they have a superpower. 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.
Singer Justin Pierre expands:
"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.”
Watch the “Lose Control” video below:
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 at Seedy Underbelly North (formerly known as Pachyderm Studios) in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.
Pre-order Panic Stations on CD and vinyl atfound.ee/MCSPanicStationsStore or at iTunes http://found.ee/MCSPanicStations. Motion City Soundtrack will co-headline a tour this fall with The Wonder Years; State Champs and You Blew It! join as support. Tickets are on sale now.
The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, State Champs and You Blew It! Live Dates
October 17th - Webster Hall - New York, NY
October 18th - Webster Hall - New York, NY
October 20th - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
October 22nd – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
October 23rd – The Fillmore - Detroit, MI
October 24th – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
October 25th – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
October 27th – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
October 28th – Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
October 30th – Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA
October 31st – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
November 2nd – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
November 3rd – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
November 5th –House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
November 6th – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
November 7th – SOMA – San Diego, CA
November 8th – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
November 10th – Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
November 11th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
November 12th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
November 13th – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
November 14th – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
November 16th – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
November 18th – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
November 19th – Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
November 20th – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
November 21st – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
November 23rd – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
November 24th – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
November 25th – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
November 27th – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ