New Alkaline Trio Song/Album

2018-07-19 by Rowan5215 STAFF | 45 Comments
American goth-alternative-punk rockers Alkaline Trio have announced pre-orders for their ninth album, Is This Thing Cursed?, due out August 31st. The announcement comes as a surprise, with only a countdown on Matt Skiba's Instagram even indicating that news was forthcoming. You can check out a stream of first single "Blackbird" here.

"Blackbird":


EDIT: Vinyl and CD preorders are now available from Kings Road Merch at www.kingsroadmerch.com/alkaline-trio/?id=3150

Tagged: Alkaline Trio

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Hellscythe
July 19th 2018
3018 Comments


holy fuck yes oh my god.


edit: just listened and oh my god this is their best song since Crimson

TVC15
July 19th 2018
9837 Comments


Someone get Onionbubs in here

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Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
July 19th 2018
56232 Comments


yessssssssssssssss

RadioNew03
July 19th 2018
14 Comments


Holy Jesus YES!!!! Just shit my pants !!! There Baccccckkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!

SweeneyTodd
July 19th 2018
1799 Comments


HELL YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

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Atari
Staff Reviewer
July 19th 2018
23931 Comments


Sweet!

onionbubs
July 19th 2018
10228 Comments


sounds like heavens filtered through crimson which i can 100000% get behind it’s so fucking good

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BlackTaxi2d
July 19th 2018
252 Comments


im liking the song a lot, always sucks to see how age affects people though. matt sounds low-energy vocally but the melodies and overall aesthetic of the song are top notch for them. looking forward to the full release

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onionbubs
July 19th 2018
10228 Comments


matt sounds fine tbh, plus california had plenty of higher matt vocal lines so i'm sure we'll see some show up on the album

tracklist of the album is fake goth as fuck meaning this is the best direction they could possibly go in after the past two albums without literally making every song a dan song

decisions
July 19th 2018
221 Comments


Song is good, I’m hyped, thank God this band isn’t dead.

onionbubs
July 19th 2018
10228 Comments


im also so fucking glad that feldy didn't end up producing this, that was a huge fear i had going into the idea of a post california alkaline trio album

JayEnder
July 19th 2018
2635 Comments


Sooo after hearing this I really hope Skiba dumps blink-182 and does this full time.

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onionbubs
July 19th 2018
10228 Comments


i'm just thrilled beyond belief that he's at least found a way to balance out both cos blink is recording right now, so i'm assuming matt was working on this while they were touring california?

doubt he'd want to quit blink considering how much more money he'd get from blink as opposed to this

SOYMILKPURRP
July 19th 2018
129 Comments


sounds like alk3 to me yea

JWT155
July 19th 2018
14182 Comments


It's crazy to think Crimson came out 13 years ago.

dimsim3478
July 19th 2018
8023 Comments


i discovered alk3 when agony & irony dropped so it's crazy for me to think it's been 10 years since then

thought they'd never put out another album. when did they even make this thing? pretty sure they haven't said a peep about writing or recording. i was just happy to see them continuing to play shows this year, but a new album was the last thing i expected.

song is pretty solid aye

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maxer
July 19th 2018
267 Comments


This is a very welcome surprise

Song is great

SmashIsTheWay94
July 19th 2018
1100 Comments


Damn this is great. Better than just about everything from the last three albums. The hype is on!

SmashIsTheWay94
July 19th 2018
1100 Comments


Wonder how many songs Dan will get on this one. I would probably guess 4, which would normally dissapoint me but if Matt's other songs live up to this then I can't complain

dimsim3478
July 19th 2018
8023 Comments


been a while since the last dan album so perhaps he saved quite a few of them for this one

SmashIsTheWay94
July 19th 2018
1100 Comments


Good point

dfevil085
July 19th 2018
1301 Comments


Haven't listened to these guys since Infirmary
pretty sweet track tho

Storm In A Teacup
July 19th 2018
24928 Comments


FUCK

YES

AaroN911
July 19th 2018
2261 Comments


OH BOY OH BOY!

onionbubs
July 19th 2018
10228 Comments


dan>matt but if matt really steals it up we may have the first consistent alkaline trio album in a while

onionbubs
July 19th 2018
10228 Comments


ok straight up this is their best lead single since crimson fucking m//

Hellscythe
July 19th 2018
3018 Comments


(god)damn right bubs

bloc
July 19th 2018
53438 Comments


Wow this is actually a good song. I feel like it's the mid 2000s all over again.

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 20th 2018
40866 Comments


extremely wholesome thread and I love it

here's my guesses based on absolutely nothing about which song is gonna be whose, if I get them all right the band has to agree to make all future albums 50/50 songwriting split or something

Is This Thing Cursed? (Matt)
2 Blackbird (Matt)
3 Demon and Division (Dan)
4 Little Help (Matt)
5 I Can't Believe (Matt)
6 Sweet Vampire (definitely Matt)
7 Pale Blue Ribbon (Dan)
8 Goodbye Fire Island (Matt)
9 Stay (Dan)
10 Heart Attacks (Matt)
11 Worn So Thin (Matt)
12 Throw Me To The Lions (Dan, or maybe a sneaky duet like Back to Hell)
13 Krystalline (Matt)

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Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2018
24928 Comments


good guesses, great hype

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 20th 2018
40866 Comments


it is Dan's turn to end an album in the discog, but the K instead of a C makes me think it's almost definitely a Matt song. love to think we'd get more Dan than I have there but I doubt it... Worn So Thin does kinda sound like a Dan thing tho

onionbubs
July 20th 2018
10228 Comments


my guess was that krystalline would be dan cos as you said it’s his turn to close but yeah that guess looks about right, simply based on how matt some song titles are lol

i really hope derek gets some vocals here

SmashIsTheWay94
July 20th 2018
1100 Comments


I'm guessing Dan takes tracks 3,5,9, and 12. So almost exactly what Rowan said

onionbubs
July 20th 2018
10228 Comments


3, 5, 9, 11 (maybe), 13 are my guesses

LotionLord
July 20th 2018
43 Comments


I like it a lot. I could never get into these guys but this might be the album that lets me do it.

DungeonBoy
July 23rd 2018
5070 Comments


Last AT album I jammed was from here to infirmary, but I'm digging this new song

onionbubs
July 23rd 2018
10228 Comments


you've missed out on two incredible records then my friend

DungeonBoy
July 23rd 2018
5070 Comments


enlighten me, brother

MercuryToHell
Contributing Reviewer
July 23rd 2018
1336 Comments


I'm back and I'm erect.

Getting massive Good Mourning vibes from this.

onionbubs
July 23rd 2018
10228 Comments


hell yea this about to be their best record since at the very least agony and irony

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 28th 2018
40866 Comments


so there's a big writeup on this album from the trio Facebook group, spoilers below if you don't want to know

Is This Thing Cursed? is a Dan song with Matt taking one verse, that's the first time Dan has ever opened an album and their first co-lead vocals since Love Love, Koss Kiss

Blackbird was a Dan instrumental which Matt added lyrics to

I Can't Believe and Demon and Divison are Matt songs, Little Help and Pale Blue Ribbon are Dan's

they did no pre production for the album, just went in the studio with a few scraps of demos and went with it. They say it's like a sister album to Maybe I'll Catch Fire because of the spontaneity and themes

onionbubs
July 28th 2018
10228 Comments


DANS OPENING AN ALBUM FUCK YEA

SmashIsTheWay94
July 28th 2018
1100 Comments


Fuckin sweet. If Dan's opening the album then I'm fairly certain Matt's closing it

"like a sister album to Maybe I'll Catch Fire" whoa

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2018
40866 Comments


would bet my car Matt is closing this album yeah

forgot to add the coolest tidbit; Demon and Division is named after the place they practiced in the early days of the band (intersection of Damon and Division St, you couldn't get more Skiba if you tried) and apparently has some strong "San Fransisco" vibes to it

SmashIsTheWay94
July 29th 2018
1100 Comments


Stop it dude I can only get so erect



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