Iero, comments on the project “In late 2012 I started to experience an increase in my already painful digestive issues and my creative side started to wither under the weight of not ever feeling well. I turned my basement office into a makeshift studio and every time I felt the pain coming on I’d go downstairs and hammer out an idea…. These songs, they were all mine. They started inside me as these wretched stomachaches and I had to dig them out of me in order to survive. They were my disease and ultimately became my cure.”
Iero plays every instrument on the 12-track album except for drums, which were handled by Jarrod Alexander (My Chemical Romance). Stomachaches was created in Iero’s own B.Calm home studio then later recorded at North End Recording in Passaic, New Jersey with some additional vocals completed at Backstage Studios. Mixing duties were handled by Ed Rose (Get Up Kids, Motion City Soundtrack).
‘She’s The Prettiest Girl…’ is the new single taken from ‘Stomachaches’, and the live version of this single also features on the Record Store Day 2015 12″ release ‘Live at BBC Maida Vale’. The video for this new single plays with the themes of love and friendship found in the lyrics, all running through the filter of Frank Iero’s unique vision of the world.
1. .all i want is nothing. 2. .weighted. 3. .blood infections. 4. .she’s the prettiest girl at the party, and she can prove it with a solid right hook. 5. .stitches. 6. .joyriding. 7. .stage 4 fear of trying. 8. .tragician. 9. .neverenders. 10. .smoke rings. 11. .guilttripping. 12. .where do we belong? anywhere but here.