Talking on the new record and working
with Steve Albini, Frank Iero says:
we were done touring ‘STOMACHACHES.’, I talked to my manager, Paul, about what
we should do. I had my bucket list and one of the things on there was to work
with Steve Albini. Paul asked how long I’d wanted to work with Steve and I was
like, ‘Since I was, like, eleven!’ I wanted to make a Steve Albini record! Paul
said he’d call him and I was like, ‘You can’t do that… that would be weird.
Don’t do it.’ And he was like, ‘That’s my job!’ He called him, Steve said he
could do it and he had three days. Next phone call I made was U-Haul; I fuckin’
packed the U-Haul up and drove the band to Chicago. I got to record an EP with
my friends and one of my heroes in this, like, giant firehouse building in
Chicago. The EP is this missing link between ‘STOMACHACHES.’ and ‘Parachutes’.
It’s everything I wanted it to be. It’s fuckin’ awesome!”