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Frank Iero And The Future Violents are celebrating their next single, “Great Party,” with a brand-new video. Hitting the VFW hall for the most lackluster party of the year, the band work hard to turn it around.

The act play to a room who are more interested in a punchbowl that doubles as an ashtray, questionable-looking cheese platters and a half-eaten cake. But the Violents make the best of it.

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Frank Iero explains he knew “Great Party” was going to be a single as soon as he put down the pen.

“Sometimes when you write songs for an album, you have a hard time placing where they should go in the tracklisting or what would be a good visual representation for them,” Frank Iero explains. “Other times, it’s like the universe opens up its playbook and tells you exactly how every piece fits into this giant puzzle. I knew immediately when we finished writing ‘Great Party’ that it needed to be a single off the record and that we needed to make a video for that song.”

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Punk act Surfbort, who are on the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records, are among the party guests. (And yes, their name is a reference to the Beyoncé line.)

The band turn everything around with an explosive move exactly as Iero envisioned.

“When I wrote the treatment for it, I could see the whole thing playing out in my head, and I knew that our friends needed to be cast in it,” Iero says. “I saw this weird gathering that you couldn’t tell if it was an AA meeting or the worlds bleakest birthday, and I knew our friend Dani from Surfbort had to be the one to light the fuse that would turn everything on it’s head. I really love this video, [and] it may have turned out even better than I first imagined it.”

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“Great Party” follows the band’s first single, “Young And Doomed,” which arrived in March. Both tracks appear on their latest, Barriers, which hit the world back in May.

Check out Frank Iero And The Future Violents and Surfbort in “Great Party” below.

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As mentioned, Frank Iero And The Future Violents released Barriers via UNFD. You can stream or purchase the full-length here.

The band are currently on the road with Thursday’s Geoff Rickly supporting. FIATV will also be on a handful of festival dates including the final Warped Tour 25th anniversary show this weekend and Riot Fest in September. A full list of dates is available below with tickets here.

Dates:

07/18 – Patchogue, NY @ Shorefront Park (Great South Bay Music Festival)
07/20 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
07/23 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
07/24 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
07/26 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
07/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
07/29 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
07/30 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
08/01 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
08/02 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
08/03 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
08/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
08/07 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues, Voodoo Room
08/09 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
08/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
09/3-15 – Chicago, IL @ Douglas Park (Riot Fest)

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