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DEBUT: Song From Motion City’s Justin Pierre


As the frontman for Motion City Soundtrack, Justin Pierre put out four albums, headlined the Warped Tour, and traveled the world — so it’s about time for a change of pace with a new side project, Farewell Continental, whose debut album — ¡Hey, Hey Pioneers! — arrives May 10. Download the new song “Dagger, Dagger: Terror Terror” here.

Farewell Continental, “Dagger, Dagger: Terror Terror” (DOWNLOAD)

The tune shares Motion City Soundtrack’s penchant for uber-catchy, instantly memorable hooks, but the pop sheen has more of an edge. British boy-girl bands like Ash and bis come to mind, as does the beloved but defunct Lawrence, Kansas, band the Anniversary – especially when Pierre trades lead vocals with Kari Gray.

Farewell Continental will hit the road for their first tour on May 11 in Cleveland. See below for full dates.

Farewell Continental tour dates:
5/11, Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)
5/12, Altoona, PA (The Archway Center)
5/13, West Chester, PA (The Note)
5/14, Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell’s)
5/15, Brooklyn, NY (Knitting Factory )
5/17, Washington, DC (Rock and Roll Hotel)
5/18, Allston, MA (Brighton Music Hall)
5/19, Buffalo, NY (Xtreme Wheels)
5/20, Pittsburgh, PA (Club Cafe)
5/21, Pontiac, MI (The Crofoot, Pike Room)
6/2, Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock)
6/7, Seattle, WA (Vera Project)
6/8, Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theatre)
6/10, San Francisco, CA (Bottom of the Hill)
6/11, Anaheim, CA (Chain Reaction)
6/12, Upland, CA (The Wire)
6/13, Silver Lake, CA (The Satellite)
6/14, Scottsdale, AZ (Martini Ranch)
6/16, Denver, CO (Marquis Theatre)
6/17, Kansas City, MO (Record Bar)
6/18, St. Louis, MO (The Firebird)
6/19, Chicago, IL (Schubas)