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Gerard Way’s Debut Album Now Has A Release Date

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Rock Sound 30 July 2014 at 14.06

The ex-My Chemical Romance man has finally confirmed the day you'll be able to get your hands on 'Hesitant Alien'. 

And the magical date is....... September 29.

Pre-orders will be availbel from August 19 over at And yep, if you pre-order, you'll get an instant download of 'Action Cat' and another song, 'No Shows'.

Speaking of recording the album with producer Doug McKean, Gerard has said:

“I wanted to make the small things sound big. My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people.”

On his lyrical inspiration this time around, he's said:

“[They were] a struggle, beginnings, finding a newness in the mundane and the abstract. I looked to the Britpop poets like Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn, drawing upon everyday life. I also experimented with the abstract, and looked at Frank Black's work both with the Pixies, and as a solo artist. There was no concept and no call-to-arms.”

The tracklisting for 'Hesitant Alien' is as follows:

Action Cat
No Shows
Casting Shadows
Zero Zero
Drugstore Perfume
Get The Gang Together
How’s It Going To Be
Maya The Psychic

Gerard will make his live solo debut at Reading & Leeds festivals this August. 

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