Long Island punk band Iron Chic has released a new song today entitled “A Headache With Pictures,” taken from their highly-anticipated new album You Can’t Stay Here, out October 13. Acclaimed writer Steven Hyden writes for UPROXX that the song is among some of “the catchiest and most accessible of Iron Chic’s career.”
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Written and recorded in guitarist Phil Douglas’ house, You Can’t Stay Here is the Long Island punk group’s first new album since 2013’s The Constant One, and addresses the same big questions that have plagued the band from their outset: anxiety, mortality, life, death, what it all means, etc. But this record became so much more after the unexpected loss of guitarist Rob McAllister in January 2016. You Can’t Stay Here transformed into a sort of coping mechanism for the bandmates; some of the tracks had even been written with McAllister, compounding the shared pain of his absence.
The themes of You Can’t Stay Here are undoubtedly dark, yes, but the externalization of them — casting them into light and setting them to a fierce, determined melody — is a cry for survival and perseverance. This album is a tribute to fortitude, not weakness. Iron Chic has been through one hell of a fucking year, but they’re still standing, and they made this record together.
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The issue features TWO flexis, one featuring Iron Chic covering a Toys That Kill song, and the second featuring a Hot Water Music song.