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Frank Iero and the Patience have a new EP

That’s right, Frank Iero and the Patience will be releasing brand new material less than a year after their 2016 debut album (since the name change), Parachutes.

The new songs will collectively be known as the Keep The Coffins Coming EP which will hit the shelves on 22nd September this year via Hassle Records who released Parachutes last year. The collection also features artwork designed by Krokodil guitarist and BBC Radio 1 Rock Show’s Daniel P Carter.

Frank said: “When we were done touring .stomachaches., I talked to my manager Paul about what we should do. I had my bucket list and one of the things on there was to work with Steve Albini. Paul asked how long I’d wanted to work with Steve and I was like, ‘Since I was, like, eleven!’ I wanted to make a Steve Albini record. Paul said he’d call him and I was like, ‘You can’t do that… that would be weird. Don’t do it.’ And he was like, ‘That’s my job!’ He called him, Steve said he could do it and he had three days. Next phone call I made was U-Haul; I fuckin’ packed the U-Haul up and drove the band to Chicago. I got to record an EP with my friends and one of my heroes in this giant firehouse building in Chicago. The EP is this missing link between .stomachaches. and Parachutes. It’s everything I wanted it to be. It’s fuckin’ awesome!”

Preorder the EP on limited edition 10″ vinyl or digital at the Hassle Records store right here.

Frank Iero and the Patience are also set to hit a seriously extensive UK tour through September and October, check out the dates:

Wed 20 Sep 2017 Newcastle Uni – Tickets
Thu 21 Sep 2017 Liverpool Arts Club – Tickets
Fri 22 Sep 2017 Leeds Key Club – Tickets
Sun 24 Sep 2017 Manchester Academy 3 – Tickets
Mon 25 Sep 2017 Brighton Concorde 2 – Tickets
Tue 26 Sep 2017 Bristol Fleece – Tickets
Wed 27 Sep 2017 London Tufnell Park Dome – Tickets
Fri 29 Sep 2017 Wiesbaden Schlathof – Tickets
Sat 30 Sep 2017 Lindau Club Vaudeville – Tickets
Sun 01 Oct 2017 Leipzig Taubchenthal – Tickets
Tue 03 Oct 2017 Zurich Dynamo – Tickets
Wed 04 Oct 2017 Vienna Arena – Tickets
Thu 05 Oct 2017  Nuremburg Dynamo – Tickets
Fri 06 Oct 2017 Cologne Gebaude 9 – Tickets
Sun 08 Oct 2017 Cardiff Globe – Tickets
Mon 09 Oct 2017 Norwich Waterfront – Tickets
Wed 11 Oct 2017 Edinburgh La Belle Angele – Tickets
Thu 12 Oct 2017 Aberdeen Garage – Tickets
Fri 13 Oct 2017 Glasgow Garage – Tickets
Sun 15 Oct 2017 Sheffield Plug – Tickets
Mon 16 Oct 2017 Nottingham Rescue Rooms – Tickets
Tue 17 Oct 2017 Colchester Arts Centre – Tickets
Wed 18 Oct 2017 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms – Tickets
Thu 19 Oct 2017 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – Tickets
Fri 20 Oct 2017 Aldershot West End Centre – Tickets

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Frank Iero and the Patience – Parachutes

Following the name change of the band from the cellabration to the Patience, many fans of the band have been a bit stumped as to what the new name for the group will mean for the music. If Parachutes is anything to go by, it means it’s a step up in the punky and downright angsty feel to the tracks.

The record opens with World Destroyer, holding a colossal build-up riff before alternating calm and storm passages before the melodic hardcore chorus comes in. In a sense, it seems like this record may be a mix of Leathermouth with the previous material we know from this band. The emotion seems to be less restrained somehow as the piece seems fuller than most on Stomachaches. The second track, titled Veins! Veins!! Veins!!! seems to have an air of the more theatrical My Chemical Romance days about it especially in the lead vocals, not to mention the screamed or layered backing vocals in different sections.

On the flipside of the delving into more hardcore influences comes They Wanted Darkness which for the first half sits as a well-written, emotional alt rock track before it dissolves into the punky chaos that is coming to characterise this album so well. This is furthered with I’ll Let You Down, which has a similar composition except this time the chaos is more controlled and seems to only be Frank’s vocals that lose the restrained feel until right at the end where it all dissolves again.

As with the musical style, the vocal style varies a lot throughout Parachutes. Often it is at odds with the music in terms of a melodic vocal on a punky instrumental or vice versa, but this builds the feel of the album. A good album has traces of the same vocal style behind all of the varied vocals and Frank Iero has definitely got that covered throughout.

There are so many standout tracks on the record, so much so that it would be impossible to pick a couple to name. The styles are so diverse and The Patience seem to have a pretty perfect mastery over everything they’ve included on the record. The only thing any track has over another is the fact the pre-album releases seem to be more bold than the rest of the songs in terms of lyrics, but that is the only noticeable difference between many of them.

Overall, Parachutes is a pretty stunning album. The Patience seem to have been reborn with the more band-centred writing than the first record, and it suits them perfectly. With a blend of country, hardcore, roots punk and alt rock influences, this release acts as a fusion and indicates a real confidence in where they are now and where they see themselves in the future.

Sidenote: As you’re most likely aware, the band were involved in a pretty serious incident last week involving a lorry crashing into their van. If you enjoy this album when you have a listen on Spotify or YouTube, please spare the few pounds/dollars if you can to support The Patience, they need your support more now than ever.

frank iero and the patience keep the coffins coming

Frank Iero And The Patience Premiere New Single “Remedy”

Frank Iero And The Patience recently released their new single Remedy. This was premiered as part of Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show and was chosen to be Rockest Record by the DJ. The track is scheduled to come from the band’s second album Parachutes due on October 28th via Hassle Records.

The track can be listened to now:

The band have also announced that they will be supporting Taking Back Sunday on their upcoming tour this coming February. Dates are below:

Saturday 11th February Belfast Limelight
Sunday 12th February Dublin Vicar Street
Tuesday 14th February Glasgow O2 ABC
Wednesday 15th February O2 Ritz
Thursday 16th February London O2 Kentish Town Forum
Friday 17th February Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 18th February Norwich UEA
Monday 20th February Cologne Luxor
Tuesday 21st February Berlin Lido
Thursday 23rd February Munich Ampere
Friday 24th February Stuttgart Club Cann
Saturday 25th February Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg

The album can now is available for preorder via iTunes and via the band’s official store

 

Frank Iero Announces Tour With Taking Back Sunday

Frank Iero and the Patience will be the main support for Taking Back Sunday’s tour of UK in February 2017. Full dates for the show are listed below:

Saturday 11th February Belfast Limelight
Sunday 12th February Dublin Vicar Street
Tuesday 14th February Glasgow O2 ABC
Wednesday 15th February O2 Ritz
Thursday 16th February London O2 Kentish Town Forum
Friday 17th February Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 18th February Norwich UEA
Monday 20th February Cologne Luxor
Tuesday 21st February Berlin Lido
Thursday 23rd February Munich Ampere
Friday 24th February Stuttgart Club Cann
Saturday 25th February Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg

Tickets for the tour go on general sale September 16th

Frank Iero and the Patience will also be releasing their second album Parachutes via Hassle Records on 28th October. The record was produced by Ross Robinson and Steve Evetts in California this year. Fans can listen to debut single I’m A Mess available now.