The HIRS collective released their latest single “Trust The Process”, which features a guest verse from My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Ayero — check it out below.
HIRS Collective is a punk band from Philadelphia, whose members also help run the independent label Get Better Records. They are going to release a new album “We’re Still Here” on March 24, and earlier this week they shared their new single “Trust The Process”.
“Trust The Process” features Frank Iero from My Chemical Romance and Rosie Richeson from hardcore punk band Night Witch. According to HIRS, the track “brings an explosive sound and rhythm with lyrics of over-medicated youth and the pain or numbness it can bring.”
Watch it below along with a Beastie Boys inspired video.
Speaking about participating in the song, Richeson wrote: “Kill the bro in your head who says you’re not “cool enough” to talk to your pets, because being cool sucks. Sometimes your pets are actually very cute and stupid people who just want to make music and hang out. This is a victory for goths and freaks from shopping malls all over the world.”
“We’re Still Here” features 35 different musicians on the album’s 17 tracks, including members of Garbage, Touché Amoré, La Dispute, Paint it Black, Thursday, Converge and Fucked Up.
“We always want to go down the pessimistic path and say, “We are here just out of spite,” but in fact we are out of spite. And we are going to do our job and be as happy as possible for as long as possible,” HIRS Collective said.
“We’re here to say, ‘Fuck you, we want to go on tour with our friends and hang out with them.’ We want to get all the positive, wild impressions. We want to contribute to a real community of people around us. We want to communicate with everyone who comes into our world.”
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Frank Lero is due to return to the UK later this month as part of the L.S. Dunes supergroup, which also features Circa Survive vocalist Anthony Green, guitarist Travis Stiver (from Coheed And Cambria), bassist Tim Payne and his Thursday bandmate Tucker Rule on drums.
“We wanted to do something in which all our bands could be heard, and at the same time, so that it didn’t sound like any particular one. Our roots are punk rock and hardcore, and the atmosphere is hope for all lost souls,” said Rule.
They released their debut album Past Lives in November after their live debut at Riot Fest.
L.S. Dunes will play:
27 – Garage, Glasgow
28 – Electric Ballroom, London
29 – Club Academy, Manchester
30 – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham