VIDEO NEWS: Frank Iero And The Future Violents Release Video For ‘Medicine Square Garden’
Frank Iero And The Future Violents have released a video for their single Medicine Square Garden, the last video from Iero’s solo record Barriers.
“It was apparent to me early on while writing Barriers that Medicine Square Garden was its most important track,” he says. “It was the cornerstone upon which the rest of the record and band was formed. If we lost the battle on that song, the rest didn’t stand a chance. ‘Medicine Square Garden’ pushed the most boundaries, scratched the most itches, and terrified me far beyond any other song I had written. So when we crossed off every box in Chicago at Electrical Audio and listened back with smiles knowing we had accomplished our goals, a new objective soon emerged: Get the label to see our favorite song as a single, and let us make the video of my dreams.”
“Medicine Square Garden is not your typical single. It’s a five and a half minute attempt at answering the question, ‘What if Prince wrote a Sleep song?'” Frank elaborates. “Oh and if that’s not batshit enough for you, I already had the video in my head. So armed with crudely drawn set designs and a typed-up description of a witchy calisthenics workout meets a Robert Palmer alien massacre, I submitted my pitch to the label. This was my vision from the beginning and no one told me I was crazy. What a world.”
Barriers is out now via UNFD, available to stream or purchase HERE. The label will also be releasing a special limited edition blood red vinyl variant of Barriers to coincide with the new video.