SPIN Exclusive: New Motion City Soundtrack Video!

Here is the new video from Motion City Soundtrack for “A Lifeless Ordinary” from SPIN Magazine!

The song is featured on the bands 2010 album My Dinosaur LifeJustin Pierre, the bands frontman, talked to SPIN recently about his amazingly clever one-take video for the song. He revealed that the video took 19 takes to get it right, which makes complete sense considering the amount of extras and the cramped space around the backyard pool. Here is what he had to say,

“I haven’t had this much fun in long time,” Pierre says of the video, which he worked on with indie director Shane Nelson, “Minneapolis’ best kept secret…. Making this video reaffirmed my belief that you should just trust yourself, and do things you like with people you like. Exactly what I had in my mind came out onscreen.”

Pierre talks about his influences for the video,

 “I wanted it to have the coolness and stupidness of Weezer, the absurdity of the Flaming Lips, and the nonchalance of Pavement, like, ‘We really don’t give a shit. It combines all these things that I like, all these little nuggets of ridiculousness.”

Click the image below to watch the video and be sure to let us know what you think!

And don’t forget to check them out LIVE in a city near you!  Confirmed dates below:
November        3rd        Fillmore                                   Detroit, MI
                        4th        Sound Academy                       Toronto, ON
                        5th        Starland Ballroom                   Sayreville, NJ
                        6th        Lupo’s                                      Providence, RI
                        8th        House Of Blues                       Boston, MA
                        9th        Nokia Theatre                         New York, NY
                        10th      Electric Factory                       Philadelphia, PA
                        12th      Sonar                                       Baltimore, MD
                        13th      Amo’s Southend                      Charlotte, NC
                        14th      Variety Playhouse                   Atlanta, GA
                        16th      Revolution                               Ft. Lauderdale, FL
                        17th      House Of Blues                       Orlando, FL
                        19th      Palladium                                Dallas, TX
                        20th      Warehouse Live                      Houston, TX
                        21st      Stubb’s BBQ                            Austin, TX

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