Farewell Continental

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Farewell Continental
Farewell Continental in Washington, DC.jpg
Farewell Continental perform at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, DC in 2011
Background information
OriginMinneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, Indie rock, Emo[1]
Years active2007–present
LabelsPaper + Plastick
Associated actsMotion City Soundtrack, Small Towns Burn a Little Slower, Mourner, Liar in Wait, Party House, Deleter, And We Danced, The Company We Keep
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersJustin Pierre
Kari Gray
Thomas Rehbein
Jim Adolphson
Josh McKay

Farewell Continental is an American rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, formed in 2008. The group is the side project of Motion City Soundtrack frontman, Justin Pierre. The group also features keyboardist and vocalist Kari Gray, guitarist Thomas Rehbein, bassist Jim Adolphson and Josh McKay.[2] They have released two EPs and a full-length LP through Paper + Plastick Records.[3]


The group began as in 2007 consisting of Justin Pierre and Thomas Rehbein. Pierre was in the middle of recording the album, Even If It Kills Me with his other band, Motion City Soundtrack and decided to make something considerably less poppy.[4] In early 2008, they added three additional members, Kari Gray, Jim Adolphson and Josh McKay to round out the lineup.


The group did a short tour in February 2011 with The Jealous Sound, as well as a full US tour with Gold Motel in the summer of 2011.


  • Justin Pierre – vocals, guitar (2007–present)
  • Kari Gray – vocals, keyboards (2008–present)
  • Thomas Rehbein – guitar (2007–present)
  • Jim Adolphson – bass (2008–present)
  • Josh McKay – drums (2008–present)



  1. ^ "Hey, Hey Pioneers!". Allmusic. Allmusic. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  2. ^ Karan, Tim. "Farewell Continental unveil true identities, set release date". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "Paper + Plastick Vinylography". Paper + Plastick. Paper + Plastick. Archived from the original on May 13, 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  4. ^ Pettigrew, Jason. "Farewell Continental". Alternative Press. Alternative Press. Retrieved May 17, 2012.