- Jason Lubrano Vocalist
- Phil Douglas Guitar
- Mike Bruno Bass
- Gordon Lafler Drums
Iron Chic’s new record is two things: both the same as previous releases and absolutely incomparable to them. Due out on October 13, You Can’t Stay Here addresses the same big questions that have plagued the Long Island punk group from their outset: anxiety, depression, relationships, substance abuse, mortality, life, death, what it all means, why we’re forced to experience them. But this album is punctured with grief and devastation; while these are all familiar concepts, they’re relayed with an added desperation, and the claustrophobic, inescapable reality of them.
There’s no punchline, no immediate silver-lining. Jason Lubrano, the band’s singer, is aware of the absence. “On the past records, we generally try to throw in an optimistic note here and there. That might be the one thing that this record is lacking.”