• Nicole Roberts

Alkaline Trio To Release First New Album In 5 Years


Alkaline Trio have announced their brand new album, Is This Thing Cursed?, will be released on CD/digital this August 31st, and on vinyl on October 19th. The band's 9th studio album (and their first new music in 5 years) was produced and mixed by Cameron Webb, and is the first album written almost entirely in the studio.

According to the band, the album is a cousin or sibling to Fire. Co-lead vocalist and bassist Dan Andriano explains “the songwriting process is almost like what it was back in the day. We would just kind of write a song, be excited about it, then move on. We wrote in that spirit in the studio. I really feel like we made a record that the old school fans are going to dig.”

Watch the lyric video for new single 'Blackbird' below.

In June, Alkaline Trio announced a headlining US tour. Co-lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba notes, “Some people thought we were done. We announced a tour and a lot of the shows are already sold out. Nobody knows that we made a new record. It's not unlike getting somebody that you care about something extra super special for their birthday and you're really excited to give it to them. It feels kind of like that.”

Pre-order Is This Thing Cursed? here.

ALKALINE TRIO – IS THIS THING CURSED? TRACK LISTING 1. Is This Thing Cursed? 2. Blackbird 3. Demon and Division 4. Little Help? 5. I Can’t Believe 6. Sweet Vampires 7. Pale Blue Ribbon 8. Goodbye Fire Island 9. Stay 10. Heart Attacks 11. Worn So Thin 12. Throw Me To The Lions 13. Krystalline


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