GERARD WAY RECORDS ‘BEAUTIFUL’ SONG FOR KEVIN SMITH MOVIE, TUSK
Track will play during closing credits.
Kevin Smith had this to say of the song during an interview:
"It’s an old English folk song written in the 1600s entitled ‘Oh, Waly, Waly’ and sometimes called ‘The Water is Wide’. At one point in Tusk, the Michael Parks character sings a few verses, so I thought it might be nice to end the film with the song itself. Gerard turned the piece into this achingly beautiful, haunting declaration of undying, hopeless love."
Smith continued: “If you’ve ever been in that kind of love, this song will crush you. It’s such a heartbreaker, you can’t help but well up with tears. You could play this track at a wedding or at a funeral and it would be equally appropriate in both places. I love it.”
Explaining how Way came to be involved in the movie, Smith said: “I’ve always been in love with Welcome to the Black Parade and my daughter is a massive My Chem fan who learned to play the bass guitar because she wanted to be Mikey Way.
"I reached out to Gerard and asked if he wanted to do the closing track. The man came over, watched the flick, and went to work. He’s such a tremendous guy with talent to burn. Plus? He’s from New Jersey. Naturally, that’s always a plus in my book."
Let this be a declaration and a threat.
This is how I wanted to write this, just having played a show, with everything on fire. My insides, my brain, and in the pit of my heart it burns. There are some things I need to say and there are some things you need to know.
We started this band for ourselves, to bear our souls, purge our own personal demons, and reclaim our innocence. When you are told you are not good enough your entire life sometimes the only thing you can do is scream “fuck you” at the top of your lungs. This band was started and will end with three virtues: Honesty, Sincerity, and Loyalty. You will hear these three words in any interview we give because it is what we stand for. Right now we’re in Detroit, the rock city, and I’ve put this off for too fucking long…something is happening.
There is a change.
Not in music but in ourselves and in you. There are bands that have more to say to you than selling t-shirts from their personal clothing company. So frequently, especially when a band signs to a major label, they say “I want to change music. This is going to be the next Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
This is bullshit.
People cannot change music, its music that changes people. It is bigger than you and me put together. It’s a neutron bomb with the detonator set on “kill” waiting for you to push the button.
This is an evolution and you can be part of the change or stuck eating your own shit on a quest for fire.
We were never on an endless search for it, like some Holy Grail or Noah’s fucking Ark. If I wanted respect I would be a father. I would have children and raise them to take care of me when I’m old and hooked up to machines that keep me alive. Music is a message. The message is more important than the messenger. People ask us what we have to say and my answer is to find out for yourself. This is not a copout. If you find out for yourself it means more to you.
If for one minute you think you’re better than a sixteen year old girl in a Green Day t-shirt, you are sorely mistaken.
Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word.
You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.
We are coming to your town.
We are taking back what’s ours.
We’re all in this together…
My Chemical Romance
It looks like another limited run of 500 copies of the For Jamia EP vinyl will be available at select retailer/s on Record Store Day.
For information about participating retailers near you, check the official Record Store Day website.
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If the winner does not respond with their shipping information within the next 48 hours, another winner will be drawn.
Not to worry if you didn’t manage to snag the prize this time around, there are lots more giveaways planned including a copy of Killjoys #1 signed by Gerard!
Transcript of the Electric Century article from Alt Press 309
Elevator Going Up
As a member of My Chemical Romance, Mikey Way helped burn the rulebook in the post-emo rock world. Now he’s heading toward the next level of his musical evolution in this Electric Century.
By Jason Pettigrew
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I Lied video just posted by the official Electric Century youtube channel.
Frank Iero - "B.F.F." video premiere - Alternative Press
"[B.F.F.] began when my daughter Lily started singing this song she wrote over and over again at the top of her lungs whenever her and her siblings would get into a fight," Iero told us. "One day I sat down with her and a guitar and we figured out the melody and finished the song together."
He continued, “While I was tracking some stuff for my upcoming record in my home studio, the kids kept asking my wife what daddy was up to downstairs. So I thought what better way to show them than by recording Lily’s song together. We tracked everything ourselves at home and when it was done, we sent it to the amazing Ed Rose who mixed the track and then to Alan Douches for mastering.”
Iero remained true to his DIY ethos with the creation of this video—his first ever venture into the world of music video production.
"We cleared out a room, set up a tripod, and over a 3 day period filmed us performing the song. I then edited the footage together myself into the video you’re about to see. So now at the ripe old age of 3.5 Cherry and Lily are releasing their first single, having their first music video premiere on AltPress.com, and preparing for their and their brother’s college education all at the same time, and I’m basically the proudest dad in the history of the world."
Exclusive: Electric Century Reveal Dark Inspiration Behind ‘I Lied’
'There is no happy ending,' band tells MTV News about their first single.
Last week, when former My Chemical Romancebassist Mikey Way spoke with MTV News about his new band,Electric Century, he told us that he had chosen the name because it represented “change.”
"When people first used the term ‘Electric Century,’ it represented the shift from steam power to electricity, and it changed the entire universe," he said. "And, for me,thisis a complete change in my life.”
And he wasn’t kidding. Because on Monday, Electric Century unveiled their first song, a soaring slice of synth-pop called”I Lied”that is most definitelya departure from anything in Way (or his songwriting partner Dave Debiak’s) past … not to mention a hint of what’s to come.
Read the rest @ the source
Video for the song premieres tomorrow on the AltPress website.
I won’t be posting the audio here as Frank’s initial post about the song release seemed to imply that is something he really doesn’t want anyone to do.
“all proceeds from the sales of this recording will go directly into Lily, Cherry, and Miles Iero’s respective college funds (so no piracy please…you will literally be stealing from a baby).”
I encourage you all to purchase the song if you can and please respect his wishes by not posting it until the official video goes up tomorrow.