10 May 2014 @ 09:34 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
May 9, 2014 - The Zine



These days, with record releases come "special editions", and it is looking like my yet untitled album will get one of these. I have long wanted to do a physical zine, since I used to make them in high school and I miss them, collecting them, discovering them.

So, one of the things I am experimenting with is the possibility of a physical zine, Issue 1 being included in it. Print run limited to the special. Subsequent issues will follow, most likely on a quarterly basis, and most likely available at shows. I'd like to see what this evolves into, as I am sure it will change over time. Right now it includes everything from science fiction to photographs and observations, which obviously we can produce through social media, but I would like people to have an analog experience, similar to the way we listen to albums on vinyl. The idea is to only print material that is unpublished on the web. There are even posibilities of it turning into some sort of comic anthology at times, then reverting back to zine, then finding something else to become.

These are some color options I was playing with. The title, The Baby Animal Hospital, is final at this moment.
 
 
10 May 2014 @ 09:25 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
May 8, 2014 - Style Guides



So, one of the things I do when starting a new project is create a book that encapsulates the energy of it. This contains reference, experiments, drawings, stickers- really anything that helps give others and myself a clear picture of what is going on up there in my head. They usually begin crudely, and gain refinement as time goes on. Some ideas get abandoned, while others can take over a whole project, or create an entirely new one.
 
 
07 May 2014 @ 10:50 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
May 7, 2014


Millions
 
 
28 February 2014 @ 05:51 pm
Blog Post: Frank  
2.28.14 pocket treasure...



i love putting on a shirt or jacket i haven't worn in awhile and finding pocket treasures. an old reciept, a crumbled up piece of paper with a note scribbled on it, maybe a movie ticket from a few years ago. are they insignificant pieces of garbage? or relics of a former life, begging to remind you that there was in fact a world you existed in before you woke up this morning?

at times it can be easy to get wrapped up. to take things for granted, to forget our surroundings or the small experiences of our past... but make no mistake, these neural connections, no matter how tiny, are important to the person you are and the person you may become. nothing is trivial, everything matters even if it's been pushed to the back of your mind for a little while. i enjoy being made aware of that from time to time.

we are who we are, because of who we were and where we've been. xofrnk.
 
 
26 February 2014 @ 02:51 pm
Blog Post: Frank  
2.25.14 iB.F.F.!

harpy release day one and all! B.F.F. is now available worldwide through all reputable online music distributors.

such as...

BUY B.F.F. on AMAZON BUY B.F.F. on Itunes BUY B.F.F. on GOOGLE PLAY

the official video we made is also streaming now on the Alternative Press website. so click the picture and check it out! (Mod Note: Linking to the video on the B.Calm YT channel instead.)



thank you so much to everyone that helped this project along, waited up late for the release, or was interested enough to take a look and a listen. it means the world, and we appreciate it from the tops of our hearts.

please enjoi! xofrnk,lly,chrry,mls
 
 
24 February 2014 @ 05:16 pm
Blog Post: Frank  
2.24.14 1 day til B.F.F.!

hello friends,

tomorrow our song B.F.F. will be released digitally through all online music distributors worldwide, and at 12pm est our video will premiere over on the alternative press website. thank you so much to everyone that made this possible. we're very excited. xofrnk,lly,chrry,mls.

 
 
15 February 2014 @ 01:17 pm
Blog Posts: Frank  
2.13.14 ouch (you fucker).



dear cherry angioma,

hey buddy, you may have a cute and endearing name that resembles one of my lovely daughters, but doctors orders... you have been officially evicted.

as quickly as your freeloading ass came and made my face your handsome home, you were just as promptly stuck with a (larger than necessary) needle, sliced, burned, and sent off to a lab at columbia university. no, this was not a pleasant experience for anyone. so goodbye and good riddance old friend (more like foe), I wish you horrendous travels and a shitty rest of the year.
indeed one day frnkiero must die...but not of eyelid cancer, that just sounds stupid.

xofrnk

2.14.14 harpy valentimes dey sirs and mad(a)m(s)en,


(not mine.)
howdy friednz, it is that time of year again...

fat cherubs shooting poison arrows. half dead roses and cocoa stock tearing the roof off the joint.

love love love sweet terrible love.

a sensually sick and horrific beast.
we yearn to love and to be loved...and at times we hate what it makes us do.
to those of you in love this year: congratulations, there is nothing greater.
to those of you all out of love: congratulations, there is nothing holding you back.

love love beautifuly powerful love.

you have found me and you have killed me.
and you made me better than i could have ever imagined to make myself.

love love sweet generous love.

you gave me everything so i got you this card...it sings 'do you think i'm sexy?' when you open it...

oh and these chocolates...they're bittersweet, i think they're supposed to be used for baking.

shit, i should be better at this. xofrnk.

p.s. if you google image search the words 'fuck you', this image of a little girl with her middle finger on fire pops up. harpy velntimes dey. frnkiero.2014
 
 
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
 
 
12 December 2013 @ 09:48 am
Blog Post: Frank  
12.10.13 'for jamia...' RELEASE DAY

dear friends, today is finally the day. my versions of both 'be my baby' and 'walk the line' are now available digitally at all online music retailers. amazon, itunes, spotify, google play...you name it and its probably there. just artist search 'frank iero' and odds are you'll fnd that shit ready for a purchase. thank you so much to everyone that helped make this release possible, especailly my amazing wife; without whom there would be no point.

ok that's alll. happy happy, hope you enjoi. the most sloppiest of x's and tightest of o's -frnk.


Click each image to take you to iTunes for purchase.



Mod Note: I apologize for the delay in posting this. Apparently I opened everything in tabs to post and then forgot I hadn't actually posted.
 
 
04 December 2013 @ 07:42 am
Blog Post: Frank  
12.1.13 'the devil is in the details....'

hell-oh dears,

as promised the following are the details for my first release:

i recently recorded 2 songs for my wife's birthday. i have decided to release these songs and dedicate my first ep to her. she is the love of my life, and has been my best friend and the most incredible partner i could have ever asked for. she inspires me and deserves more than i could possibly give her.

a few years ago, on december 10, my wife and i found out we were going to be parents for the first time. a blessing we had long hoped for. that date will forever be imbedded in my psyche as the day my life changed forever...for the better. seems to me like the perfect day to begin our latest chapter...

friends and foes, i welcome you to B.CALM PRESS.
xofrnk.


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29 November 2013 @ 09:32 pm
Twitter Post: Gerard  



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28 November 2013 @ 09:17 am
Blog Post: Frank  
11.27.13 happy thanksgiving. xofrnk.



'for jamia...' by frnkiero.
2 songs, digital and limited vinyl release.
available december 10, 2013.
more details to come.
xofrnk.
 
 
25 November 2013 @ 01:07 pm
Blog Post: Frank  
11.24.13 and now we may begin... 'the long road home.'

 
 
04 November 2013 @ 09:42 pm
Blog Post: Frank  
11.4.13 'everything is everything...and nothing is nowhere to be found.'


taken 2013, by frnkiero.
 
 
20 October 2013 @ 07:38 pm
Blog Post: Frank  
10.19.13 'in the end, all we want is to be missed.'


taken 2013, by frnkiero.

bury me here
in my house, in my bed.
next to my wife, close to my kin,
with this pillow under my head.
under cover,
under clover.
in darkness,
in shade.
unfinished, yet complete.
all i ask is that you say,
'we miss you terribly.'
-2013, frnkiero.
 
 
09 October 2013 @ 11:44 am
Blog Post: Frank  
10.9.13 the u.s. postal service strikes again...


test press, october 9th 2013.


although the u.s. government has decided to call it a day on ru(i)nning our country, they could not keep me from getting my mail today...which just so happened to include a test press for a 45rpm 7inch.

i will keep you posted on how this all plays out...

xofrnk
 
 
04 August 2013 @ 11:57 am
New interview with Frank in Kerrang!  


Holding Out For An Iero
Interview: Sam Coare | Photos: Andrew Lipovsky

If there’s one thing Frank Iero doesn’t have on his hands right now, it’s time.

"It was my twin girls birthday yesterday," says the dad of three, picking up the phone from his home in New Jersey. "The girls just turned three, so they’re getting to that age where they actually know the party is for them, and they take advantage of running around and eating their body weight in cake. It’s like an animal house here."

View the scans and transcript of the interview here.
 
 
27 July 2013 @ 11:03 pm
Blog Post: Frank  
7.25.13 untitled.


taken 2103, by frnkiero.
 
 
23 July 2013 @ 08:50 am
Blog Post: Frank  
7.22.13 'under a killing moon #2.'


taken 2013, by frnkiero.
 
 
20 July 2013 @ 09:48 am
Blog Post: Frank  
7.19.13 'breathe'


taken 2013, by frnkiero.