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Arm’s Length Release Cover of My Chemical Romance’s Song, “I Don’t Love You”

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[Photo by: Danny DeRusso]

Arm’s Length says “I Don’t Love You,” with their cover of the My Chemical Romance single. The Canadian emo outfit recently dropped this single ahead of their upcoming spring tour. While we don’t have MCR5 in our peripheral vision anytime soon, at least this raw, gut-wrenching cover satiates fans with its twisting, heartbreaking vocals that are so rarely captured when doing a rendition of a song. Especially that of My Chemical Romance

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The single, out via Wax Bodega, takes a modern yet true crooner spin on the classic anti-love song track. Vocalist Allen Steinberg‘s deep voice gives a vintage feel that flips the emotion MCR singer Gerard Way emits. Deep, painful longing that differs from a more vengeful, angry tone from the original version. This isn’t good or bad, but something more dynamic, which showcases the talent of Arm’s Length as a scene-changing band. While we’ve seen many covers simply emulate the pre-existing track, they transform into their own alternate universe version of MCR that possesses a mesh of grieving grit to get through a painful heartbreak.

The group’s most recent original singles came out late last year and include a slower take on their art with the self-titled “Arm’s Length,” alongside the aggressive, indie-punk-driven track “Up In Smoke.” Regardless, the versatility they have needs to be elevated to the mainstream. They can be themselves, plus successfully moonlight as one of the music scene’s most impactful acts.

Fans can hopefully see them play this cover live on their upcoming tour with Carly Cosgrove, Ben Quad, and Saturdays At Your Place. You can find tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • March 13—Ottawa, Canada @ Club SAW 
  • March 15—Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Café & Music Hall 
  • March 16— Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
  • March 17— Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
  • March 19—Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
  • March 20— Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
  • March 21— Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
  • March 22—St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway 
  • March 23—Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck 
  • March 24— Denver, CO @ HQ
  • March 26—Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 
  • March 28—Vancouver, Canada @ Fortune Sound Club 
  • March 29— Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s
  • March 30—Portland, OR @ McMenamins Mission Theater 
  • April 1—Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post 
  • April 2— Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music
  • April 3— Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
  • April 4—Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction 
  • April 5— San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego
  • April 6— Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
  • April 8—Austin, TX @ Antone’s Nightclub 
  • April 9—Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann Hall 
  • April 11—Nashville, TN @ The End 
  • April 12—Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 
  • April 13—Orlando, FL @ Level 13 Event Center
  • April 14—Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
  • April 16—Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
  • April 18—Washington, DC @ The Atlantis
  • April 19—Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
  • April 20—New York, NY @ The Meadows
  • April 21—Boston, MA @ Brighton Music
  • April 22—Montreal, Canada @ Bar Le Ritz PDB 
  • April 24—Toronto, Canada @ The Opera House 
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