In the midst of international sensationalism and associated chaos theory, (past, present, and future) Frank Iero has always found sanctuary in one place and one place alone. His basement.
Author: Dom Smith
3 minute read
Hot of the heels of some BIG announcements pertaining to his ‘other job’ and in “cellabration” of his most accomplished and successful work to date – the critically-acclaimed 2019 Steve Albini recorded double opus Barriers (out now viaUNFD) Frank opened up his inner sanctum home studio to a camera crew in order to document a visual representation of the most personal track on the album: “Basement Eyes.”
A true look beyond the candelabra, the “Basement Eyes” video is a fascinating insight into the pscyhe and process that Frank utilizes in creating music. Featuring studio reels, recording notes, tape mixes and title boards from the actual recording of Barriers, the grainy “heart on the sleeve” celluloid also features never before seen documentation of Frank’s ever-expanding collection of instruments, guitars, pedals and most importantly fan art gifted to him over the years that adorns the walls of his home.
“We are proud to present you with our latest music video,” says Frank excitedly. “It was directed by the talented David Brodsky and Allison Woest for My Goodeye Visuals. This song is very much about beginnings and ends. Many incredible feats have begun in a basement or a garage. I personally have started almost every musical or creative project of my career in a basement somewhere,” he continues. “I have learned to play instruments, started bands, painted, filmed videos, played shows, written and even recorded records there. It is my preferred creative space and the nucleus of where inspiration and ideas get formed into living, breathing pieces of art.”