Pass the fucking eyeliner because My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has dropped another two unreleased demos on Soundcloud to get us through isolation.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that Gerard Way will singlehandedly be the reason we make it through this isolation in one piece (minus some angsty emo bangs that we’ll inevitably end up cutting while listening to The Black Parade). He really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Way took to Instagram to share two tracks PS Earth and Crate Amp_01 from the demo sessions of his debut solo album Hesitant Alien.
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Hey all, here are a couple more unreleased demos. Link in bio and description below. Hope that you are doing well. ⠀ ⠀ PS Earth This one was recorded at the tail end of the Hesitant Alien demo sessions, just Doug and I. I liked it well enough at the time, felt kind of 90’s, didn’t end up putting any vocals on it though. I like the bridge a lot. Looking back at the whole thing, I like it, but not sure if I’m going to finish it. Guitar, bass by me. Programmed drums by Doug. Crate Amp_01 This is the start of the Crate amp jam. Like I mentioned in the other post about the Crate amp jams, I wasn’t sure when Doug was in record-mode, because I was in the live room with the amp, so I just started playing. I feel like doing more of these Crate amp jams. I think we can get it to sound even more messed up. At one point, I think in a later track, Doug tried to do this thing where he put a glass bottle over one of the mics, to make it sound more messed up and kind of underwater. Oh and when I bought this amp, I also bought an old Peavy, which is another kind of amp that is cheap and you saw a lot of metal bands using in the 80’s. That one sounds pretty messed up too, and I think it also has built in distortion. The amps sound pretty different from each other though. I can’t remember which guitar I was playing for certain, but I am pretty sure it was the BC Rich Mockingbird Lindsey got me for Christmas, which I love. BC Rich is another one of these companies gear heads get snobby about, and the 80’s saw a lot of metal bands, all kinds of metal bands, use them. Thrash, hair metal, just all kinds of metal. The Warlock was everywhere. Years ago I heard about this successful musician buying up a ton of a certain kind of guitar, to corner the market on them, so I thought I would do what he was doing, but in the complete opposite direction, and buy up a ton of guitars no one really wanted and that wouldn’t really increase in value. Just to be a clown. I ended up not doing that, as that would have been a gross misuse of funds simply to make a joke, but I did eventually get one. I like the shape a lot. It sounds metal af.
The two new tracks follow the four songs he released under the project name Distraction or Despair earlier this month.
“Hey all, with all this uncertainty I just wanted to start uploading some unreleased stuff,” Gerard said earlier this month. “Just so people can check it out and have something to listen to. Just felt like sharing.”
So far, all of the tracks have been previously recorded, unreleased demos but it sounds like our boy Gerard Way has been bitten by the music bug again, so here’s hoping we’ll be seeing new My Chemical Romance music by the time this isolation is over.
We may not have been able to cry our eyes out to Welcome To The Black Parade at Download Festival earlier this year, but at least Gerard Way is keeping us busy with a soundtrack to our self-isolation parties.
It’s Gerard Way’s world and we’re just living in it.
You can check out the new tracks on Gerard Way’s Soundcloud below.