New album, “Is This Thing Cursed?” out on Friday
Alkaline Trio have shared another track “Demon and Division” from their forthcoming album Is This Thing Cursed? out this Friday on Epitaph.
Is This Thing Cursed? hearkens to the creative process of the early days, when the band rehearsed in a tiny apartment on the edge of Chicago’s Humboldt Park in the band’s hometown, at the intersection of Damen Avenue and Division Street, near D&D Liquor. The appropriately titled “Demon and Division” recalls the vibe of the song “San Francisco,” one of the beloved tracks from their very first album, Goddamnit.
Listen to “Demon and Division” here:
Produced and mixed by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Motörhead), Is This Thing Cursed? is the first Alkaline Trio album written almost entirely in the studio. According to the band, the album-making process was similar to that of Maybe I’ll Catch Fire—Alkaline Trio’s darkly charged sophomore full-length, a 2000 release featuring the fan favourite “Radio.”
Due out on CD/digital on August 31, Is This Thing Cursed? will be released on vinyl on October 19. Pre-orders are available now at: http://www.alkalinetrio.com
TRACKLIST FOR IS THIS THING CURSED?:
- Is This Thing Cursed?
- Demon and Division
- Little Help?
- I Can’t Believe
- Sweet Vampires
- Pale Blue Ribbon
- Goodbye Fire Island
- Heart Attacks
- Worn So Thin
- Throw Me To The Lions
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