The My Chemical Romance reunion was gathering pace just when COVID-19 became a thing.
To make life a little easier for long-suffering MCR fans, frontman Gerard Way has shared out a bunch of previously-unreleased works of late, including the four-song solo EP Distraction or Disrepair.
“Hey all, with all this uncertainty I just wanted to start uploading some unreleased stuff,” he wrote earlier this month. “Just so people can check it out and have something to listen to. Just felt like sharing.”
The rocker has more to give. Way dropped another pair of demos overnight, “PS Earth” and “Crate Amp_01,” the precursor to “Crate Amp_2” which arrived a few weeks earlier.
The first of those is a rather joyful alt-rock instrumental, with a hint of early Foos. “This one was recorded at the tail end of the Hesitant Alien demo sessions, just Doug (McKean) and I,” Way writes about PS Earth. “I liked it well enough at the time, felt kind of 90’s, didn’t end up putting any vocals on it though. I like the bridge a lot. Looking back at the whole thing, I like it, but not sure if I’m going to finish it. Guitar, bass by me. Programmed drums by Doug.”
“Crate Amp_01” is raw and incomplete. “This is the start of the Crate amp jam,” he explains. “Like I mentioned in the other post about the Crate amp jams, I wasn’t sure when Doug was in record-mode, because I was in the live room with the amp, so I just started playing.”