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Gerard Way details solo LP

By | Published on Thursday 31 July 2014

Gerard Way

Now that his Chemical Romance is over and done with, orangey-haired man Gerard Way has confirmed a release date for what will be his first solo LP, ‘Hesitant Alien’. Basically, it’ll be available on “9.30.14”, which clearly is simply an American way of saying 29 Sep.

More is revealed in a teaser trailer, and this memo from Way, who says: “I wanted to make the small things sound big. My intention was to make 100% uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people”.

“Sonically galvanize”, that has to sting. Here’s that teaser trailer to ease the pain: