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Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

The new My Chemical Romance album is out, and it is completely worth the interruption in The Umbrella Academy.

When the album teaser was released, I was rather excited. Now that I own the album, I’m closer to ecstatic. The opening is fun and spunky and unpolished. “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” blends together the best in non-lyrical music. Seriously, 3/4 of the song must be “Na”, but because the instrumentation and mixing are clean, it creates a great blend of exuberant joy.

And then, nearly half-way through the album, “Planetary (GO!) starts through the speakers. I’ve already repeated this song more than any other on this album. The beat makes me want to dance* and brings joy to my heart. And its the best example of why I think I like this album so much already. Continue reading Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

My Chemical Romance Danger Days

Hazel & Cha-Cha
Hazel & Cha-Cha from Umbrella Academy: Dallas (Marc Ellerby's flickr)

In what may be the most entertaining album teaser for the twisted I’ve seen this year, My Chemical Romance provided a taste of their new album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Sadly, the teaser lacks a release date, but I’m so excited to get a real taste of the album after following the band member twitter feeds for what feels like an eternity.

Welcome to the Black Parade was the album that finally sold me on MyChem. Perhaps it was the morbid concept behind the album. It could have been the resonance of Smashing Pumpkins “Tonight, Tonight” video. Or it could just be that I’m a complete sucker for well crafted concept albums, due mostly to playing Queen’s A Night at the Opera repeatedly on my parents’ record player growing up.

Regardless of the draw, I was hooked on the band. I am a huge fan of Gerard Way‘s other work The Umbrella Academy (I’m hoping the 3rd series gets to move up on the list now that the album is done), but that has little to do with why I like MyChem. So I did what any sane fan does in the socialmediaoverload world that currently exists, I started stalking the band on Twitter.

Which is how I found their album trailer. And why I’m so excited I’m pausing other work to post this.

From the trailer, I’m guessing the new album is another concept album. I love the idea of a group of renegades causing trouble in a world that looks like a live action version of The Umbrella Academy: Dallas. Blending Emo and Grunge is a funny look, but the sound is something I’m really looking forward to.

If the rest of the album follows the trend of what’s posted of “Art is the Weapon”, I know this album will quickly become a new favorite. Once the album is released, the sound as a whole will stand out, which will make it easier to describe. What I noticed, and liked, in the clip is the essence of My Chemical Romance’s sound without the repetition of anything I’ve heard by them. I like the risks, and I’m hoping they payoff as a whole.

So check out their video and then check their site. Hopefully soon is really soon and not the fake soon that happens sometimes.

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