Of all the post-My Chemical Romance projects, Frank Iero and the Patience must be my favorite. While Gerard Way’s album Hesitant Alien was definitely a solid piece of work, Mikey Way’s newer band Electric Century wasn’t my taste, and even Ray Toro’s music struggles to get me satisfied. So here lies Frank Iero’s new one, Keep the Coffins Coming, by Frank Iero and the Patience.
Keep the Coffins Coming is likely the most MCR-like collection of songs you’ll hear post-MCR. It’s close-knit to the sounds of up-and-coming UK band Creeper nowadays too. “I’m A Mess” and “BFF” are both equivalent takes at punk rock music. The angsty “No Fun Club” strolls right along to lead into the ballad cover of the classic “You Are My Sunshine” which easily outdoes any other track on the EP. Throughout the four-song EP, the songs will impress, for sure. It’s always nice to be reminded of how much I love Frank Iero’s music. This is a good reminder.
Frank Iero and the Patience
Keep the Coffins Coming
September 22 (BMG/Vagrant Records)
8.5/10 (Brad LaPlante)
Replay: “I’m A Mess” / “You Are My Sunshine”