Another slice of new Frank Iero has surfaced. This time, there's not an intestine in sight. Which is... good.
The debut FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration album 'stomachaches' will be released on August 25 through Hassle in the UK. You can pre-order it now from iTunes, Banquet Records, or the Hassle webstore.
Speaking of The Cellabration, Frank has this to say:
“In late 2012 I started to experience an increase in my already painful digestive issues and my creative side started to wither under the weight of not ever feeling well,” commented Iero. “I turned my basement office into a makeshift studio and every time I felt the pain coming on I'd go downstairs and hammer out an idea. After a few months I started to take a look at what I was making, I had for the first time in my life written a large grip of songs completely alone and without any expectations or plans of what they would be for. I've always been in bands writing songs with friends in order to play shows or record a future record. But this was different. These songs, they were all mine. They started inside me as these wretched stomachaches and I had to dig them out of me in order to survive. They were my disease and ultimately became my cure.”
“When I finally took a step back and looked at the body of work I had created I began to notice some common threads. The stories told on this record all seem to touch upon a yearning for love and acceptance, and a longing for a place in which you feel you may finally belong. Sometimes finding solace in the realization that you might not in fact belong anywhere, and drawing a certain power from that.”
'stomachaches' track listing:
all i want is nothing
she’s the prettiest girl at the party and she can prove it with a solid right hook
stage 4 fear of trying
where do we belong? anywhere but here