The music video for "Tear You Apart" was directed by Joaquin Phoenix. It was filmed in a middle school in Hollywood. The dance was held in a gym. The band's HQ was in the ballet studio of the school.
The scene where Lydia runs out is fake—she does not run into a hallway but instead, at the time of production, she ran into an alley.
A note was sent out via MySpace asking for extras. Only a small amount of them were actually highschoolers; the call was for people who were either 15-20 or looked like they were 15-20. No one was paid, and filming was done around 3am the following day.