Song of the day: Iron Chic- Sounds Like a Pretty Brutal Murder
Good to be back on here, been way too damn long, time to change that.
Anyways, Long Island native sons Iron Chic posted a brand new song this past week from their forthcoming album The Constant One, and it’s been stuck on repeat in my head. Right from the get go with the horror movie excerpt going into a steady barrage of guitar, it’s clear that they haven’t lost a step whatsoever. It seems like they pick up where they left off with Not Like This (still haven’t gotten around to checking out their last EP Spooky Action yet); upbeat, fast paced, gruff pop punk songs about depression, how strange life and human emotions can be, and fucked up situations.
With this kind of formula, it’d be so easy for them to in a self deprecating, woe as me kind of direction. But that’s not Iron Chic’s style. What makes them so fascinating is while their lyrical content can be on the bleaker side, there’s such a strong sense of courage and hope that overpower the dark aspects of their songs and brighten the hell out of your day.
" Life could be a comedy, but I don’t really get the joke, so I crack a smile and fall down just for the hell of it/ things get weird, we’ll just have to deal with it, eat the heart, eat every little piece of it"
With completely relatable lines like that, there’s no gimmicks, no preying on emotion, no bullshit, just pure, honest emotion.These guys know that life can bring about weird, fucked up circumstances sometimes that are out of our hands, but that in the grand scheme of things, they’ll make it through in one piece while laughing. Combined with their infectious melodies, they remind me of Dillinger Four. If The Constant One has songs as good, if not better than this one, they could very well eventually achieve as legendary of a status as D4.