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My Chemical Romance: Watchmen/Desolation Row

Reprise Records; out January 12th

Sporting a video directed by Watchmen helmer Zach Snyder, Watchmen/Desolation Row is a cracking, raw-edged double A-side from Emo gods MCR.

The five-piece’s rendition of Dylan’s Desolation Row leans more toward a re-working than an out-and-out cover, slotting neatly into the forthcoming comic book movie’s soundtrack of 60s and 70s material.

MCR frontman Gerard Way, no stranger to comic books himself as he currently writes a strange superhero title called the Umbrella Academy, says Watchmen/Desolation Row is a road test for the band’s new stripped-down punk sound.

They promise to unveil more of this new style later in the year.

This is backed up by the fact they’re currently in the studio recording a new non-concept LP, designed to counteract their ambitious and smash hit Black Parade album from 2006.

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