Frank Iero And The Future Violents Announce New EP “Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place”, Stream Cover Of R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion”

Frank Iero And The Future Violents will be releasing a new EP titled “Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place.” The effort’s first single, a cover of R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion,” can be streamed below. Here’s the full track listing:

01. “Violence”
02. “Sewer Wolf”
03. “Losing My Religion”
04. “Record Ender”

My Chemical Romance, The Darkness, Quicksand, Etc. Members Cover The Ramones’ “I Believe In Miracles”

Boris Pelekh (Gogol Bordello, Hey Guy) has brought together a group of various musicians to cover the Ramones’ “I Believe In Miracles” to raise money for a GoFundMe page that was launched in support of Partners In Health. In addition to Pelekh, the performance also features: Justin Hawkins (The Darkness), Frank Turner, Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today), Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Tom Higgenson (Plain White T’s, Million Miler), Brett Anderson (The Donnas), Michael Miley (Rival Sons) Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero and the Future Violents), Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas (MuteMath, Pink Dust), and Nathen Maxwell (Flogging Molly).

Pelekh, whose mother works as a staff nurse at New York Presbyterian/Queens hospital, commented:

“It was roughly around late March 2020 when her hospital became a central hotspot of the pandemic in NYC, and her unit was repurposed for COVID-19 patients.

The situation was growing more and more grim by the day, as I would get reports from her every night. It became very tough for me to simply isolate at home and not try and help somehow. Since I play guitar in a very influential punk-rock band; Gogol Bordello, I decided to grab a bunch of friends from other beloved rock and punk bands to come together virtually, and make a multimedia version of a hopeful and anthemic punk-rock song. I wanted to raise people’s spirits and help fund a charitable organization dealing with COVID-19.

My mom always complained about the lack of PPE in her hospital, so I went out searching for a charitable organization that specifically funded PPE and other medical equipment for healthcare workers. I found the highly reputable Partners In Health who were very closely aligned with my objective and were working on an international level.

I picked one of the most timeless punk bands from Queens; Ramones. Their song ‘I Believe in Miracles’ could not be a better fit. Partners In Health loved the idea and we quickly affiliated to get this video to be a fundraiser for PPE and other medical equipment across the world. With all set in place, the individual band members sent me their parts, and I threw together this multimedia collaboration of Ramones’ ‘I Believe in Miracles.’

#rockforhopeproject’s motto is simple, ‘If you’re not in the position to give, share this video with someone that is.’”

[via Loudwire]

Watch GWAR Kill Frank Iero And The Future Violents In New Video

Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) has premiered a new video for “Medicine Square Garden” from his Frank Iero And The Future Violents project. The clip, which features members of GWAR, can be seen below. The track appears on the band’s latest album “Barriers.”

Iero commented:

“It was apparent to me early on while writing Barriers that ‘Medicine Square Garden‘ was its most important track. It was the cornerstone upon which the rest of the record and band was formed. If we lost the battle on that song, the rest didn’t stand a chance.

‘Medicine Square Garden‘ pushed the most boundaries, scratched the most itches, and terrified me far beyond any other song I had written. So when we crossed off every box in Chicago at Electrical Audio and listened back with smiles knowing we had accomplished our goals, a new objective soon emerged: Get the label to see our favorite song as a single, and let us make the video of my dreams.”

“‘Medicine Square Garden‘ is not your typical single. It’s a five and a half minute attempt at answering the question, ‘What if Prince wrote a Sleep song?’ Oh and if that’s not batshit enough for you, I already had the video in my head.

So armed with crudely drawn set designs and a typed-up description of a witchy calisthenics workout meets a Robert Palmer alien massacre, I submitted my pitch to the label. This was my vision from the beginning and no one told me I was crazy. What a world.”

Frank Iero And The Future Violents Premiere “Basement Eyes” Video

Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) has premiered a new video for “Basement Eyes” from his Frank Iero And The Future Violents project. The track appears on the band’s latest album “Barriers.”

Iero commented:

“dear phrendz

we are proud to present you with our latest music video. It is for the song basement eyes and was directed by the talented David Brodsky and Allison Woest for My Goodeye Visuals. This song is very much about beginnings and ends. Many incredible feats have begun in a basement or a garage, and I personally have started almost every musical or creative project of my career in a basement somewhere. I have learned to play instruments, started bands, painted, filmed videos, played shows, written and even recorded records there. It is my preferred creative space and the nucleus of where inspiration and ideas get formed into living breathing pieces of art.

The song Basement Eyes was written there, and is about the feeling you get when starting something new and the fire that burns inside the creative mind. that fire pushes us forward, it urges us to continue making things, not for the hope of fame or glory, or the pursuit of monetary reward… but because it is a necessity for survival. the saddest thing about getting older is watching that fire go out or dull in other peoples eyes.

Living a creative life we tend to gravitate toward other like minded people. real recognizes real. sometimes you start bands together or collaborate in some way, sometimes just being around one another is enough, and even though these partnerships may be fleeting, you tend to continue in a strange orbit occasionally meeting again somewhere along the way. Time passes, and life happens, and i have seen people i hung out in basements with neglect their fires. like a body needs vitamins and nutrients, our souls need to create… and when that fire is extinguished, the hunger dies.

Basement Eyes is a song about that experience, now with a video that we filmed in my basement. enjoi.”

Frank Iero And The Future Violents Premiere “Great Party” Video

Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) has premiered a new video for “Great Party” from his Frank Iero And The Future Violents project. The track is from the band’s latest album “Barriers.”

Iero commented:

“Sometimes when you write songs for an album you have a hard time placing where they should go in the tracklisting, or what would be a good visual representation for them. Other times it’s like the universe opens up its playbook and tells you exactly how every piece fits into this giant puzzle.

I knew immediately when we finished writing ‘Great Party’ that it needed to be a single off the record and that we needed to make a video for that song. When I wrote the treatment for it I could see the whole thing playing out in my head, and I knew that our friends needed to be cast in it! I saw this weird gathering that you couldn’t tell if it was an AA meeting or the worlds bleakest birthday, and I knew our friend Dani from Surfbort had to be the one to light the fuse that would turn everything on it’s head. I really love this video, it may have turned out even better than I first imagined it.”

Blink-182, Slayer, Bikini Kill, Rise Against, Etc. Set For 2019 Riot Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Riot Fest. The event will take place at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL on September 13-15 and the headliners include: Blink-182, Slayer (final Chicago/Milwaukee show), Bikini Kill, The Racounters, and Rise Against.

Here’s the full lineup:

Blink-182
Slayer (final Chicago/Milwaukee show)
Bikini Kill
The Racounters
Rise Against
The Flaming Lips (performing “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots“)
Jawbreaker
Ween (performing “The Mollusk“)
Bloc Party (performing “Silent Alarm“)
Die Antwoord
Patti Smith And Her Band
Taking Back Sunday (performing “Tell All Your Friends“/”Louder Now“)
Rancid
Violent Femmes
Descendents
Manchester Orchestra
The B-52s
Dashboard Confessional (performing “The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most“)
The Story So Far
Avail (performing “Over The James“)
The Struts
Against Me! (performing “Reinventing Axl Rose“/”Transgender Dysphoria Blues“)
Pvris
Pennywise
The Starting Line
Cock Sparrer
Streetlight Manifesto
Anthrax
Neck Deep
Bob Mould
Hot Snakes
American Football
Guided By Voices
Ride
Lucero
Testament
Andrew W.K.
Senses Fail (performing “Let It Enfold You“/”From The Depths Of Dreams“)
The Get Up Kids
Village People
Less Than Jake
Hot Water Music
Glassjaw (performing “Worship & Tribute“)
Gwar
The Selecter (performing “Too Much Pressure“)
Anti-Flag
Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets
Turnover
The Damned Things
Cursive
Turnstile
Surfer Blood
The Ergs!
Save Ferries
Frank Iero And The Future Violents
White Reaper
Grandson
H2O
Don’t Know How But They Found Me
Hot Mulligan
The Hu
Teenage Bottlerocket
Prof
Cherry Glazerr
Dave Hause & The Mermaid
This Wild Life
The Garden
Drakulas
Dead Swords
Can’t Swim
Caroline Rose
The Beaches
Mat Kerekes
Angel Du$t
Microwave
Pkew Pkew Pkew
Sincere Engineer
Skating Polly
No Parents
Ultra Q
Lando Chill
Cleopartrick
Elder Brother
Thin Lips
Chaos Chaos
Kali Masi
Yours Truly
Ganser
Ramona
Hooray, My Parents Are Here!
The Port-A-Hotties
Anustart
Final Wave

Frank Iero And The Future Violents Premiere “Young And Doomed” Video

Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) has premiered a new video for “Young And Doomed” from his Frank Iero And The Future Violents project. The track is from the band’s new album “Barriers,” which will be released on May 31.

“Barriers” Track Listing:

01. “A New Day’s Coming”
02. “Young And Doomed”
03. “Fever Dream”
04. “The Host”
05. “Basement Eyes”
06. “Ode To Destruction”
07. “The Unfortunate”
08. “Moto-Pop”
09. “Medicine Square Garden”
10. “No Love”
11. “Police Police”
12. “Great Party”
13. “Six Feet Down Under”
14. “24k Lush”

Tour Dates:

03/25 Houston, TX – House of Blues (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
03/26 Houston, TX – House of Blues (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
03/28 Austin, TX – Emo’s (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
03/29 Austin, TX – Emo’s (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
03/30 Dallas, TX – House of Blues (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
03/31 Dallas, TX – House of Blues (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/01 Lubbock, TX – Charley B’s (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/03 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/04 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/05 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/06 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/07 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/09 Bakersfield, CA – 1933 Event Center (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/11 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/12 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/13 San Francisco, CA – Warfield (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/14 San Francisco, CA – Warfield (feat. Taking Back Sunday)
04/24 Lima, PER – CC Festiva
04/26 Santiago, CHL – Club Subterraneo
04/27 Buenos Aires, ARG – El Teatrito
04/28 Sao Paulo, BRA – Fabrique Club
05/01 Monterrey, MEX – Cafe Iguana
05/02 Mexico City, MEX – Sala
05/29 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
05/30 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
05/31 Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at the Outer Space
06/01 Pawtucket, RI – The Met
06/02 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06/04 Harrisburg, PA – The Capitol Room at The Harrisburg
06/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
06/06 Detroit, MI – El Club
06/07 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
06/08 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
06/10 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
06/11 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
06/13 Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
06/14 Orlando, FL – The Social
06/15 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
06/16 Columbia, SC – The Senate
06/18 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
06/20 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
06/21 Washington, D.C. – Union Stage
06/22 New York, NY – Rocks Off Cruise
06/29 Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach (Warped Tour)
07/05 Hradec Kralove, CZE – Rock for People
07/13 Upcote Farm, UK – 2000 Trees
07/18 Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival
07/21 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater (Warped Tour)