The first of My Chemical Romance’s Conventional Weapons tracks are as hard-hitting as advertised. The New Jersey rockers have unveiled the frenzied punk fist-pumper “Boy Division” and the surf-inflected howl of disillusionment “Tomorrow’s Money,” as NME points out. The songs, due out physically on October 30, are the opening foray in a planned series of releases from the band’s shelved sessions prior to 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Frontman Gerard Way described the group’s sound at the time as more “working class rock’n’roll.”
More tracks from MCR’s Conventional Weapons project are on the way. Look for “AMBULANCE” and B-side “Gun” on November 23, followed by the “The World Is Ugly” and B-side “The Light Behind Your Eyes” on December 18. Next year, “Kiss the Ring” and B-side “Make Room!!!!!” arrive on January 8, followed by “Surrended the Night” and B-side “Burn Bright” on February 5.
Intriguingly, none of those titled match up with the songs SPIN heard in 2009. MCR guitarist Frank Iero, writing in a blog post last month, said, “We hope you enjoy these time capsules, and that they may shed a little more light on how and where Danger Days came from, and maybe even where the future of MCR might be heading.” On the basis of these two bristling onslaughts, it won’t all be Deadmau5 collaborations.