Released today on NPR Music, Iron Chic’s newest single “Planes, Chest Pains and Automobiles” continues the Long Island punk band’s longstanding lineage of self-deprecation in a world that’s spun far out of their control. The new track is the latest to be released ahead of Iron Chic’s highly-anticipated third LP, You Can’t Stay Here, out this Friday October 13. Listen to the song now below.

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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.

Iron Chic vocalist/guitarist Jason Lubrano designed the cover of New Noise Magazine issue #35. The issue also features a limited flexi-disc featuring Iron Chic covering a Toys That Kill song. Grab the issue by clicking the image below.

New Noise Magazine Issue 35 Iron Chic flexi

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