If #TBT was a music video, MOTHXR’s “Touch” nails it.  Complete with fingerless leather gloves, an arcade brawl, and no shortage of eyeliner, the video serves as a one-way ticket back to all things 80s.  The much needed nostalgia is brought to you care/of MOTHXR, featuring actor and artist Penn Badgley (Greetings From Tim Buckley, Margin Call, Gossip Girl), bassist/producer Jimmy Giannopoulos (LOLAWOLF, Reputante), guitarist Simon Oscroft, and keyboardist Darren Will.

The video, premiering today via Noisey, shows the foursome engaged in a high intensity arcade game battle set to a soundtrack lacking in no shortage of eighties styled electro pop paired with unignorable symphonic synths.  The song is the first track off upcoming full-length debut album Centerfold out everywhere on February 26th, 2016.  You can preorder Centerfold on November 20th, 2015 on Itunes, Google Play, Amazon and CD & merch bundles are available at merchnow.com!

Of the meaning of the video, the band states, “This video has nothing to do with the song. It’s about video games and mascara. The song is about sexual orientation. We like to play with all of those things some.”   Basically, don’t dive too deep; It’s just a temporary trip back to an androgynous decade.

MOTHXR Tour Dates:

Nov. 21 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival*
Nov. 23 – London, United Kingdom – Borderline*
Dec. 12 – Monterrey, Mexico – Live Out Festival*

Tour w/Polica

April 14 – Madison, WI @ High Noon
April 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
April 16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
April 18 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
April 20 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
April 21 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
April 22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 23 – New York, NY @ Warsaw
April 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
April 26 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
April 28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
April 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
April 30 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
May 1 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
May 4 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live
May 5 – Columbus, OH @ Basement
May 6 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
May 7 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
*festival dates