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Alkaline Trio announce new album ADDICTION

 

Celebrated punk rock cult heroes, Alkaline Trio have announced the release of their forthcoming album, This Addiction, on February 23 via Epitaph Records/Heart & Skull. 

Recorded and produced by the band with help from longtime cohort Matt Allison at Atlas Studios in Chicago, This Addiction marks Alkaline Trio’s first release on their imprint label Heart & Skull and first with their parent label Epitaph Records. 
The album also finds the Trio revisiting their punk roots while moving forward creatively.

“This record is a rock record but our punk rock upbringing definitely shines through, more so than our last few records,” singer/guitarist Matt Skiba recently told Spinner.com. “The vibe is similar to our humble beginnings. It’s a step forward but I also think it has glimmers of our past in it.”

Beginning January 5, fans can visit www.ThisAddiction.org where they will have the opportunity to stream the title track and first single “This Addiction,” in exchange for a Twitter or Facebook posting.  A metaphoric crowd pleaser, “This Addiction” is “about a relationship gone bad and, for some reason, you just can’t quit it,” Skiba told Spinner.com.  The single is also currently available for sale on iTunes and at other digital retailers.

The album’s title track and first single wastes no time in setting the tone of the album as it rips and roars with Matt Skiba’s exceptional vocals and signature guitar riffs, bassist and co/vocalist Dan Andriano’s thumping low-end and drummer Derek Grant’s steadfast beats.    From soon-to-be fan-favorites like the Andriano led rocker “Dine, Dine My Darling” and politically charged anthem “The American Scream” to the sonically mesmerizing rhythm and lyrics of “Dorothy” and the thrilling sing-along “Draculina,” This Addiction showcases Skiba, Andriano and Grant’s abounding gift for songwriting and crafting passionate punk fueled rock that will make fans fall in love with them all over again.

“I think that we wanted to make a punk rock record that we’ve been describing as ‘thinking-man’s punk,'” said Skiba.  “We wanted to do something that’s fun but also interesting and lyrically, something that will be fun for people to read along to and hopefully understand.”

The band’s seventh studio album, This Addiction, will be available as a standard CD, a limited Deluxe CD/DVD edition (containing two bonus songs, four acoustic tracks and a full length concert DVD), as well as Gatefold LP vinyl.  Epitaph will also have exclusive items signed by the band, rare vinyl and Limited Collector’s bundles – all with a standard digital download or a Deluxe Digital Download.  Pre-orders for This Addiction begin Tuesday, January 5th here: http://www.kingsroadmerch.com/epitaph-records/artist/?id=154.

Alkaline Trio first emerged from Chicago in 1996 and has since released the full length studio albums Goddamnit, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire, From Here To Infirmary, Good Mourning, Crimson and last year’s Agony & Irony, which was the highest charting record for the band’s to date. The band is comprised of Skiba, Andriano and drummer Derek Grant, all of whom are partners in Heart & Skull.

Don’t miss Alkaline Trio on tour this February with indie rockers Cursive!!!  Tour dates listed below.

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This Addiction Tracklisting (Standard CD/Digital):

  1. This Addiction – 2:35
  2. Dine, Dine My Darling – 2:58
  3. Lead Poisoning – 2:37
  4. Dead On the Floor – 4:20
  5. The American Scream – 3:00
  6. Off The Map – 3:16
  7. Draculina – 3:34
  8. Eating Me Alive – 2:53
  9. Piss And Vinegar – 2:28
  10. Dorothy – 3:32
  11. Fine – 3:17

This Addiction Tracklisting (Deluxe/Collector’s CD):

  1. This Addiction – 2:35
  2. Dine, Dine My Darling – 2:58
  3. Lead Poisoning – 2:37
  4. Dead On the Floor – 4:20
  5. The American Scream – 3:00
  6. Off The Map – 3:16
  7. Draculina – 3:34
  8. Eating Me Alive – 2:53
  9. Piss And Vinegar – 2:28
  10. Dorothy – 3:32
  11. Fine – 3:17
  12. Kick Rocks – 2:45
  13. Those Lungs – 3:49
  14. This Addiction (acoustic) – 2:37
  15. Dine, Dine My Darling (acoustic) – 3:00
  16. Dead On the Floor (acoustic) – 4:08
  17. Fine (acoustic) – 3:13
    +
    DVD – “Alkaline Trio Live At the House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV. 2008”
    (with Deluxe/Collector’s CD only)

Alkaline Trio Tour Dates:
Feb 16 – Pomona, CA – Glass House (Ticketmaster.com)
Feb 17 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues (Sunset) (Ticketmaster.com)
Feb 18 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom (Ticketmaster.com)
Feb 19 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (Ducatking.com)
Feb 20 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s (Ducatking.com)
Feb 23 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory (Ducatking.com)
Feb 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue (Ducatking.com)
Feb 25 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre (Ducatking.com)
Feb 26 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater (Ducatking.com)
Feb 27 – Chicago, IL – Metro (Ducatking.com)
Feb 28 – Chicago, IL – Metro (Ducatking.com)
March 2 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak (Ducatking.com)
March 3 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (Ticketmaster.com)
March 4 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (Ticketmaster.com)
March 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo (Ticketmaster.com)
March 6 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre (Ticketmaster.com)
March 8 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Light (Ducatking.com)
March 9 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre (Ducatking.com)
March 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Tracadero (Ticketmaster.com)
March 12 – New York, NY – Nokia Theatre (Ticketmaster.com)
March 13 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland (Ticketmaster.com)
March 14 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (Ducatking.com)
March 16 – Towson, MD – Recher Theatre (Ticketmaster.com)
March 17 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend (Ducatking.com)
March 18 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm (Ducatking.com)
March 19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Ticketmaster.com)
March 20 – Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Live (Ducatking.com)
March 22 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues (Ducatking.com)
March 23 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution (Ticketmaster.com)
March 25 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues (Ducatking.com)
March 26 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (Ducatking.com)
March 27 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom (Ticketmaster.com)
March 28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (Ticketmaster.com)
March 30 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (Ducatking.com)
April 1 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (Ticketmaster.com)
April 2 – Los Angeles – House of Blues (Ticketmaster.com)



 

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