We've all screwed up—screwing up is a part of life. But while it might feel like everything is terrible in the midst of a personal disaster, it's not all bad—being able to fully, shamelessly indulge in music about what a screwup you are almost makes whatever mistake you made worth it. Few things feel as good as listening to a song that completely understands you at a point in your life when it feels like no one understands. And if you ever need the perfect soundtrack to put on full volume while your world comes crashing down, your search starts and stops with Iron Chic.
The Long Island–based melodic punk outfit—formed from the ashes of the relentlessly optimistic Latterman—blasts out songs that perfectly capture those moments when you realize everything is falling apart and it's probably your fault. But their tunes aren't for the wallowing sad-bastard types. Despite the consistent forever-bummed attitude in the lyrics, Iron Chic's music is as anthemic and uplifting as it is self-deprecating, carrying the banner for everyone who's got nothing left to lose.