Frank Iero and The Future Violents are making their way to Bogart’s on Friday, June 7th.You may know Frank from his previous solo work or his bands Leathermouth, Pency Prep, Death Spells, or of course the big one, My Chemical Romance. Frank Iero's latest solo iteration, which now features members of Thursday and Murder By Death, will be releasing their kickass new record Barriers (Which was produced by recording legend Steve Albini) on May 31st via UNFD.
Iero’s third album Barriers is a rumination of sorts on life and living and the obstacles (a.k.a. “barriers”) that get in the way. Barriers is 14 songs that not only tackle the existential journey of his heart and mind, but help him redirect his musical path.
“I never expected to do one solo record in my lifetime,” he chuckles, “let alone three. Every time I start a new record, I say to myself ‘This is it. This is the end. This is the last one.’ It got me thinking about how we set up these obstacles around ourselves. Sometimes they’re for protection and sometimes they’re to keep people out, and sometimes we even set them up so that we fail and we find solace in that failure. But whenever I find something that scares the shit out of me, that’s when I know I have to do it! And so these songs are about experiences that were either walls I wanted to break down or walls that I’d built up around myself in order to protect myself. But these songs were also things that I’d never attempted before but had always wanted to try.”