Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) Shares More Previously Unreleased Solo Tracks

Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) has shared two more previously unreleased tracks including “PS Earth” and “Crate Amp_01.” You can stream those below:

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Hey all, here are a couple more unreleased demos. Link in bio and description below. Hope that you are doing well. ⠀ ⠀
 PS Earth This one was recorded at the tail end of the Hesitant Alien demo sessions, just Doug and I. I liked it well enough at the time, felt kind of 90’s, didn’t end up putting any vocals on it though. I like the bridge a lot. Looking back at the whole thing, I like it, but not sure if I’m going to finish it. Guitar, bass by me. Programmed drums by Doug. Crate Amp_01 This is the start of the Crate amp jam. Like I mentioned in the other post about the Crate amp jams, I wasn’t sure when Doug was in record-mode, because I was in the live room with the amp, so I just started playing. I feel like doing more of these Crate amp jams. I think we can get it to sound even more messed up. At one point, I think in a later track, Doug tried to do this thing where he put a glass bottle over one of the mics, to make it sound more messed up and kind of underwater. Oh and when I bought this amp, I also bought an old Peavy, which is another kind of amp that is cheap and you saw a lot of metal bands using in the 80’s. That one sounds pretty messed up too, and I think it also has built in distortion. The amps sound pretty different from each other though. I can’t remember which guitar I was playing for certain, but I am pretty sure it was the BC Rich Mockingbird Lindsey got me for Christmas, which I love. BC Rich is another one of these companies gear heads get snobby about, and the 80’s saw a lot of metal bands, all kinds of metal bands, use them. Thrash, hair metal, just all kinds of metal. The Warlock was everywhere. Years ago I heard about this successful musician buying up a ton of a certain kind of guitar, to corner the market on them, so I thought I would do what he was doing, but in the complete opposite direction, and buy up a ton of guitars no one really wanted and that wouldn’t really increase in value. Just to be a clown. I ended up not doing that, as that would have been a gross misuse of funds simply to make a joke, but I did eventually get one. I like the shape a lot. It sounds metal af.

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Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) Shares Previously Unreleased Solo Songs

Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) has shared four previously unreleased tracks including: “Welcome To The Hotel,” “Success!,” “Crate Amp,” and “Phoning It In.” You can find those below, along with an Instagram post from Way in which he explained his reasoning for sharing the songs.

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Hey all, with all this uncertainty I just wanted to start uploading some unreleased stuff. Just so people can check it out and have something to listen to. Just felt like sharing. I think I have a bunch of this stuff, as Doug and I have been recording little bits here and there over the years. Some of these, like Phoning It In, were things that I planned on releasing as singles, and I may still do that at some point when I finish them, but I figured why not. It feels good to share. Who knows if some of this stuff would have ever come out? Oh yeah, the music is on my soundcloud, which I haven’t really used in ages. The link is in my linktree, along with a link to the Covid-19 Response Fund. In case you are wondering, this is a picture of my vocal cords, from when I went to see the ear/nose/throat doc before embarking on this my chem journey, to make sure everything was in order. He said, “It’s a little red, but looking good”. I’m calling all of this stuff Distraction Or Despair, since that seems to be the two things I keep shifting between. Probably a lot of other people too. But I think only some of the tracks are tied to an “album” of that name. I’m just winging it, keeping it casual. May add some notes to the tracks. Hope everyone is safe and healthy. Rock on. #hesitantalien

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Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) Covers Simon And Garfunkel’s “A Hazy Shade Of Winter”

Gerard Way has shared a cover of Simon And Garfunkel’s “A Hazy Shade Of Winter,” which he recorded with Jarrod Alexander and his former My Chemical Romance bandmate Ray Toro. The track is featured in the trailer for the Netflix adaptation of Way’s “The Umbrella Academy” comic.

Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) Shares New Christmas Song “Dasher” Feat. Lydia Night (The Regrettes)

Gerard Way has released a new Christmas song titled “Dasher.” The track features Lydia Night (The Regrettes) and a lyric video for it can be found below. Way commented:

“‘Dasher’ is about a girl who falls in love with a reindeer. The reindeer thinks she’s pretty great too. They have adventures, they talk about life. The song is also about the magic sometimes hidden in the mundane.”

Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) Premieres New Song “Getting Down The Germs”

Gerard Way has premiered a new song titled “Getting Down The Germs.” Way co-wrote the track with his My Chemical Romance bandmate Ray Toro and he had the following to say about it:

“I had really been wanting a song that featured the flute prominently for quite some time. It sits in there perfectly, like it was made to pay the song a visit. The whole song reminds me of wiggling squiggling wormy germs. It’s a very calm affair that shows a peek into where I may be heading musically. I hope you enjoy it. It was fun to make.”