06 September 2014 @ 10:37 pm
Blog Post: Gerard  
New Shirt, New Project

Something I wanted to do this album was to invite some of my favorite and most personally influencial comic artists to create shirts and posters. Well the first one is complete!

Gilbert Hernandez, one part of the legendary family that created Love And Rockets was kind enough to agree to being a part of this project with me.

My first exposure to Love And Rockets was through my best friend in elementary school, Anthony. His sister, Sharon was a drummer and a photographer, and she went to SVA in New York (years later, she would help me get into SVA by photographing my portfolio). I looked up to her tremendously.

She knew Anthony and I were really into comics- his favorites were Wolverine and Iron Man, I was a general X-Men fan, but my favorite was Longshot. But Sharon introduced us to Underground or Indie comics, and the one that had the most impact was Love And Rockets. I remember asking, “What’s it about? Do they have powers?” and she told me no not really, it’s about life, and music, and what happens to these friends. It took me a minute to fully grasp the concept of a comic book that didn’t involve super powers, but once I did I was hooked on all of it, and found out about some really cool music too.

So this is a big honor for me to be able to have Gilbert make the art. And I also get to color the poster! Hopefully that part comes out good and we can stick to it- I’m still learning the digital color thing. But the idea is to have the shirts and posters available online as well as on tour. I wanted to do one of these posters per tour, and sold at the shows. So I think when we look back in a year there will have been some very cool art along the way.

Here is a look at the mockup

19 August 2014 @ 04:20 pm
Blog Post: Gerard  
"Hesitant Alien" available for pre-order NOW!!

Gerard’s debut album, Hesitant Alien, lands September 30th and you can pre-order the exclusive deluxe bundle now.

The Hesitant Alien Deluxe Bundle includes a t-shirt, a limited edition Hesitant Alien handmade zine (only 5k printed), and the album. The first 2,000 orders will also receive a Hesitant Alien button pack. All orders will get an instant download of the new songs “Action Cat” and “No Shows.” Click HERE to pre-order now.

Hesitant Alien is also available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

Watch the new music video for “No Shows” now at http://hesitantalien.gerardway.com [below]

Be seeing you.

For "No Shows" lyrics go here.
03 August 2014 @ 08:49 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
The Zine - 7/29/14

One of the things I learned over the years is that projects grow and change, and you need to be prepared to change with them, providing a new structure for them to stand on.

About 4 months ago, one of the ideas kicking around was a special edition version of Hesitant Alien, and like usual- it was ambitious (maybe a little overly so) and elaborate. Lola played a key element in it, but as time went on and deadlines loomed, the complex nature of the boxed set required more lead-time than we had. And I would rather get my music out there than wait around for factories to turn around art-objects. I also felt that, for this particular album, since I had already done so many things differently than in MCR, I would also handle the launch differently.

Easy peasy pumpkin peasy.

Read the rest here.
25 March 2014 @ 01:04 pm
Blog Post: Frank  
3.25.14 RSD!

harrow(ing) everybody,

details, i have a few...but excitement, i have loads.
so i'm happy to say there will be a 'for jamia..' 7inch re-release happening! my friends at B.CALMPress and my other friends at Photo Finish Records are teaming up to rerelease my first single for my second favorite holiday, RECORD STORE DAY! i got the test press in and it sounds amazing... i think it might even sound a little better than the 1st press. not sure why that would be, maybe i'm just psyched to have it out again. anyway, on April 19, 2014 head over to your favorite local record store and pick it up along with the other incredible releases exclusive to the event. actually wait, i just had a better idea... maybe you should head to your local record store THIS week and ask its surly owner to make sure they order a copy of 'for jamia...' by frank iero for RSD, and THEN head back there on 4.19.14 to purchase it. yea that's the ticket!

the RSD exclusive version is on pitch black vinyl, features slightly different artwork, is limited to 500 copies, and will only be available at participating record stores while supplies last. i just gotta say, it's pretty rad to have the record out again and super amazing to be able to work with Photo Finish and Record Store Day on the project.

in conclusion, i hope you are all well. there is lots more in the pipeline, but for now i will try not to let anything slip until the time is right. i'm gonna go build a shelf and work on some music real quick. xofrnk.
28 January 2014 @ 10:05 am
Blog Post: Frank  
1.27.14 'My Icy Valentine' -2014 Limited Edition

hell-oh dears,

so for a while now people have been asking if and when i might start releasing some prints of my photography and artwork... and after some thought and work i finally have an answer:

on wednesday january 29th B.CALM Press and i will be releasing my first solo giclee fine art print.

limited to only 25 pieces, 'My Icy Valentine' -2014 is something very special to me. i took this photo almost exactly a year ago, and it has been one of my favorite images i have had the privilege of capturing. i've wanted to do this for some time now and i am proud to finally be able to share it with you.

we have printed 'My Icy Valentine' on acid free velvet fine art stock, a 100% cotton archive quality paper. i hand signed, numbered, and embellished all 25 prints with acid free acrylic ink. all pieces will be quality checked and packaged in house, and will be available for shipping worldwide.

sales will go live at 6pm est. for more detailed information on ordering please visit the B.CALM Press Webstore.

enjoi. xofrnk
21 January 2014 @ 08:53 am
Blog Posts: Frank  
1.19.14 'B.F.F.' artwork...

here is the cover art for 'B.F.F.', available worldwide at all online digital music retailers on tuesday february 25, 2014.

it's kind of my favorite thing ever...


photo by jamia iero, design by frnkiero.

1.19.14 '2.5mg just ain't enough for me.'

(we may wanna grow old. but we don't wanna grow up.)
yea it may be a lie to tell everyone i'm fine when i get so tired of all my tired plans
so i won't hesitate to make all the big mistakes cause i get so excited when my sky falls down.
my smile is a wasteland, my 'sorry's are a wasteland
my body breaks from all the weight on my shoulders.
my love is a wasteland, my forgiveness is a wasteland
i felt all the aches a heart could take. i'll be goddamned.
i'm so tired of all this quiet.
yet i still hesitate in hopes that i'll save some face.
i wanna grow old, but i don't wanna grow up.
no wonder i wander, and i wonder just who i am.
my smile is a wasteland, my 'sorry's are a wasteland
my body breaks from all the weight on my shoulders.
my love is a wasteland, my stomach is a wasteland.
i felt all the aches my heart could take. i'll be goddamned.
- 2013, frnkiero.

1.20.14 new merch up now on B.CALM PRESS.

bonjour mes amis,

i made some new merch items and put them up on B.CALM PRESS. i think you will look devastatingly handsome in them.

enjoi. xofrnk.

merch )
21 December 2013 @ 06:38 pm
Blog Posts: Frank  
12.19.13 home again...

travel is fun, but i've missed my heart.

12.20.13 baby it's cold outside, shouldn't you be wearing something cool as fuhk?

available now, while supplies last:

brand new tshirt

and pullover hoodie.
21 February 2013 @ 08:25 am
Blog Post: MCR  
posted by MCR on Feb 21, 2013 06:26am

The My Chemical Romance Hang Man Shirt is now available in Hot Topic stores.
17 December 2012 @ 10:47 pm
Number Three Official Audio and Number Four Cover Art  
The World Is Ugly )

The Light Behind Your Eyes )

Number Four Cover Art (click through to pre-order):

29 November 2012 @ 09:45 pm
New Merch  
Number Three T-Shirt (Hurricane Sandy Relief)

100% cotton slim fit black t-shirt featuring the "NUMBER THREE" design. All profits for this t-shirt will be donated to help the victims of hurricane Sandy.

No Luck But Bad Luck Boatneck Raglan

Black cotton custom boatneck women's raglan featuring the "No Luck But Bad Luck" graphic.
23 November 2012 @ 08:24 am
Blog Post: MCR  
Friday November 23, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS Number Two is out now and available in the Official Online Store and through digital retailers like iTunes and Amazon.

Number Three is available for pre-order in the vinyl format in the Official My Chemical Romance Store.

Title: Number Three A-side: The World Is Ugly

B-side: The Light Behind Your Eyes

Release date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
06 November 2012 @ 11:40 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Tuesday November 6, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

The Conventional Weapons Box Set is now sold out. However, you can still get each vinyl separately.

See below for track listing and release date information:

Title: Number One
A-side: Boy Division
B-side: Tomorrow's Money
Release date: Out now in the Official Online Store or digitally via Amazon or iTunes.

Title: Number Two
B-side: Gun.
Release date: Black Friday, November 23, 2012. Available for Pre-order here.

Title: Number Three
A-side: The World Is Ugly
B-side: The Light Behind Your Eyes
Release date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Title: Number Four
A-side: Kiss The Ring
B-side: Make Room!!!!
Release date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Title: Number Five
A-side: Surrender The Night
B-side: Burn Bright
Release date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
30 October 2012 @ 05:20 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Tuesday October 30, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

The first of the CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS series is out now and available in the Official My Chemical Romance Store individually or as part of the CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS Box Set. Digital downloads will be available in retailers like iTunes or Amazon.

Number Two featuring the tracks:
B-side: Gun.
Release Date: Black Friday, November 23, 2012.

Number Two is available for pre-order individually in the vinyl format or as part of the CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS Box Set the Official My Chemical Romance Store.
29 October 2012 @ 01:20 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Monday October 29, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

Conventional Weapons Number Two is coming. Somewhere on MyChemicalRomance.com is the cover for Number Two. See if you can find it...

Or, just go here.
03 October 2012 @ 10:32 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Wednesday October 3, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

New merch has been added to the Official My Chemical Romance Online Store including the Pure Fucking Evil T-Shirt and 2013 Calendar.

Visit the online store now
17 September 2012 @ 04:20 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Monday September 17, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS is a 10- song series of previously- unheard material to be released over the next five (5) months. The double- sided singles will be available worldwide in both digital and 7" vinyl format. Vinyl will be available at most independent music retailers in countries worldwide.

track listing, images, and ordering details behind cut )
20 August 2012 @ 09:50 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
school sucks, start a band.
Monday August 20, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

Gear up for the school year with some new MCR goods.

The MCR has just added a brand new item: “school sucks, start a band. hooded varsity jacket” sold exclusively in the online store.

Also from now until Sept 7, when you buy any MCR t-and get a second one
for 40% off.

Head to the MCR store now!
01 June 2012 @ 01:39 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
"Our Lady of Sorrows" Hoodie is now online store!
Friday June 1, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

The Record Store Day "Our Lady of Sorrows" Hoodie is now available in the MCR online store.

This design is a reissue of the very first MCR hoodie.

Click here for more info!
14 May 2012 @ 07:36 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Shirts For A Cure At Bamboozle
Monday May 14, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

My Chem and Shirts for a Cure have created a limited edition shirt available exclusively at the Bamboozle festival. 100% of proceeds from the sale of this shirt will to go help the ongoing battle against breast cancer. Shirts are available at the Shirts For A Cure Booth located in the North Beach pod at the festival.
MCR will be playing at Bamboozle on Saturday, May 19.
06 April 2012 @ 01:51 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Record Store Day: "Our Lady of Sorrows" Hoodie
Thursday April 5, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

In celebration of Record Store Day (April 21st), MCR will be releasing another classic design, "Our Lady of Sorrows" Hoodie. This design is a remake of the very first MCR hoodie.

Check with your local record store for availability.

The hoodie will also be made available in the online store following Record Store Day.