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Alexisonfire have released a new video for “Familiar Drugs” (which you can watch below) and have also revealed who will be supporting them on their upcoming tour.
For “Familiar Drugs” the band once again teamed up with Michael Maxxis who directed their personal favourite AOF video for “The Northern” and City and Colour’s “Fragile Bird”, “Thirst”, and “Lover Come Back”.
“Everything came together really fast,” says Wade MacNeil. “Maxxis flew into Toronto with a crew of 4 people, found the plainest room he could and shot us on VHS tape and cellphones in a day. We were all really drawn to the vibe of old punk documentaries and videos from the 70’s and 80’s. We asked for a lo-fi, no bullshit performance video and that’s what he delivered.”
Says Michael Maxxis, about the video, “I thought it would be cool to put a very normal woman in this tight space with Alexisonfire performing. She represents the withdrawn and disinterested sales force that is out there moving product to make a buck – regardless of what it is. She doesn’t give a shit about this band or their music – maybe she even thinks it’s stupid. There’s no passion there, so she stands miserably in the background. A nice metaphor for life I think.”
The featured support acts are Chastity and Child’s Pose in London, Angel Du$t or Drug Church in New York City, Drug Church or The Dirty Nil in Los Angeles. In Toronto, Glassjaw and The Dirty Nil will perform the first night at Budweiser Stage, with Quicksand and Moneen filling in as support for the 2nd night.
George Pettit had to say on the support acts:
“These are all bands we know and respect, and think are rad. Make sure you come early!
Angel Du$t – Someone once described Angel Du$t to me as, “if a hardcore band did the “There’s Something About Mary” soundtrack”. In other words, totally sick.
Chastity – The best thing to come out of the Durham region since…since…..hmmmm…
Child’s Pose– Awesome new post-punk band from the UK. Came highly recommended by Jonah Falco of Fucked Up.
Drug Church – Never met these guys but I love their music and I’m more than happy that bands that are much cooler than AOF are willing to play shows with us.
Glassjaw – AOF opened for them at the Opera House in Toronto in 2002. It took a couple years but we are returning the favour.
Moneen – Moneen is the Sigfried to Alexisonfire’s Roy…which one got attacked by the tiger? That one is Moneen.
Quicksand – Heroes of ours from the days when they played interesting music on late night television. Post hardcore legends in the flesh.
The Dirty Nil – Luke once brought me bacon back when he worked at a butcher… bacon bribes is a good way to get an opening slot on an AOF show. True story.”
ALEXISONFIRE 2019 SHOW DATES:
June 1 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
w/Chastity and Child’s Pose
June 7 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 8 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)
June 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
June 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
w/The Dirty Nil
June 15 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage (SOLD OUT)
w/Glassjaw and The Dirty Nil
June 16 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
w/Quicksand and Moneen
July 12 – Ottawa, ON @ RBC Bluesfest – Lebreton Flat
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Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
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