Alexisonfire hint new music

2019-02-02 by Eldar777 | 116 Comments
Canadian post-hardcore legends Alexisonfire have released a glitchy video of the abandoned pharmacy called 'Familiar Drugs'. The band have also cleaned their Instagram feed and changed the profile pictures and covers on the social media to black.

According to different unverified sources the band will release the single called 'Familiar Drugs' February 15 which will be followed up by the new record. If so, it will be the first AOF music since 2010's 'Dog's Blood' and subsequent break up.

Although the band have played several reunion shows in that period the new album was mostly out of the question until last December when guitarist/vocalist Dallas Green said in an interview with The Pedestrian that 'now is the perfect time for the new AOF record'.

However, there is always a chance that the preview might not live up to the hype and can be just the announcement of yet another set of shows.

Check out the video:
www.instagram.com/p/BtWOB6JHDBC/

Tagged: Alexisonfire

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henryChinaski
February 2nd 2019
4149 Comments


Stoked.

Papa Universe
February 2nd 2019
20082 Comments


oh, could you?

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grandfather
February 2nd 2019
157 Comments


Hope it's a trash album with bad production just like every other band from this scene that's reunited so far :-)

onionbubs
February 2nd 2019
11058 Comments


"Hope it's a trash album with bad production just like every other band from this scene that's reunited so far :-)"

glassjaw and hopesfall exist

Papa Universe
February 2nd 2019
20082 Comments


"glassjaw and hopesfall exist"
both sucked, though

onionbubs
February 2nd 2019
11058 Comments


if by sucked you mean their best albums then yea

onionbubs
February 2nd 2019
11058 Comments


pumped for this gonna have to do a discog binge soon

SlicePaperMoog
February 2nd 2019
672 Comments


Glassjaw and hopesfall had amazing comebacks.

Hopefully the new AoF is gonna be one of the good reunions.

Space Jester
February 2nd 2019
5890 Comments


I’ll accept the argument for Material Control being best Glassjaw but Arbiter was def not best Hopesfall

Papa Universe
February 2nd 2019
20082 Comments


"if by sucked you mean their best albums then yea"
well, they were never much to begin with, so the fact that both of those albums were a stinking pile of bore probably means they were their best.
i agree with you completely.

Skoj
February 2nd 2019
1653 Comments


holy fuck

JayEnder
February 2nd 2019
3132 Comments


Let’s hope its less like Cardinals and more like Watch Out!

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furpa
February 2nd 2019
499 Comments


Hope it's more like Dog's Blood and less like everything else lol. That EP was far and away the coolest shit they ever did. I'm stoked as fuck.

hal1ax
February 2nd 2019
13289 Comments


lets dispel right now the idea that arbiter is even close to skimming the surface of best hopesfall

calmrose
February 2nd 2019
4608 Comments


it's not, agreed

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Scoot
February 2nd 2019
19184 Comments


dog’s blood is definitely better than old crows, they were starting to figure out their new sound before green fucked off

hopefully it’s a continuation of that. don’t see them ever making st/watch out era tunes again

Storm In A Teacup
February 2nd 2019
26328 Comments


It better be a continuation/evolution because their old style is not interesting in this day and age.

tcat84
February 2nd 2019
1229 Comments


Material control was not best Glassjaw. It was good but maybe like on par with EYEWTKAS which has really not aged well for me. Arbiter was nice but not best. #3 of their 4 albums for me.

Source
February 2nd 2019
9317 Comments


the frailty of words is best hopsefall agreed guys

Ecnalzen
February 2nd 2019
8076 Comments


I'm interested regardless, I think. I like pretty much all of their stuff.

Sinternet
February 2nd 2019
18799 Comments


crisis 2.0 pls

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Borregoimages
February 2nd 2019
1 Comments


"Let’s hope its less like Cardinals and more like Watch Out!"

More like Watch Out? Why, that album was an overproduced pile of generic posthardcore. 

What would be nice is if they return to their roots like Self titled which was probably their most consistent record and ditch their shoddy attempt at being another Trophy Scars.

twlichty
February 2nd 2019
3907 Comments


Cool, we could use some new AOF

"Hope it's a trash album with bad production just like every other band from this scene that's reunited so far :-)"

Have some gosh darn faith


twlichty
February 2nd 2019
3907 Comments


"More like Watch Out? Why, that album was an overproduced pile of generic posthardcore."

No.


Spec
February 2nd 2019
35650 Comments


Have a little god damn faith Arthur.

twlichty
February 2nd 2019
3907 Comments


Glad you caught that spec. Been playing so much I'm developing a southern accent

SlicePaperMoog
February 2nd 2019
672 Comments


Watch Out is inconsistent and overrated imo but its still a great album. Id love to hear another self-titled too but thats not ever gonna happen. What im hoping for is a whole album that extends on what they were trying to do with the Dogs Blood EP.

Also YC/OC rules hard and I dont get the hate for it. Maybe im a bit biased because its the very first CD I ever bought.

Darius the Great
February 2nd 2019
19901 Comments


does this mean alex is still burning

SlicePaperMoog
February 2nd 2019
672 Comments


Yes. Someone should probably get him some water soon.

Space Jester
February 2nd 2019
5890 Comments


“More like Watch Out? Why, that album was an overproduced pile of generic posthardcore.

What would be nice is if they return to their roots like Self titled which was probably their most consistent record and ditch their shoddy attempt at being another Trophy Scars.”

When the fuck has Alexisonfire ever sounded like Trophy Scars

And yea not really getting the “generic post-hardcore” vibe from Watch Out, I wanna know what generic means to you

Darius the Great
February 2nd 2019
19901 Comments


uh oh jesters mad

twlichty
February 2nd 2019
3907 Comments


"does this mean alex is still burning"

It's Alexis, dude

Damn, Rough Hands is such a good song.


SlicePaperMoog
February 2nd 2019
672 Comments


Self-titled has some similarities to Hospital Music and Darts From the Sea id also say that Alphabet.Alphabets. kinda gives off a bit of AoF vibes but overall they evolved in way different routes and still have enough of a distinct sound to not sound too much like each other.

Both bands are some of the best of the best anyways.

twlichty
February 2nd 2019
3907 Comments


And right, I don't for a second get the trophy scars comparison

Darius the Great
February 2nd 2019
19901 Comments


"It's Alexis, dude"

woah, dude, my sincerest apologies

SlicePaperMoog
February 2nd 2019
672 Comments


I think he knows that Twlichty lol.

twlichty
February 2nd 2019
3907 Comments


I forgive you

Sinternet
February 2nd 2019
18799 Comments


Ale x ison fi re

Storm In A Teacup
February 2nd 2019
26328 Comments


All I know is that people ten years ago would not put hopesfall in the same breath as Alexisonfire. Good to see that the world has changed since then.

Space Jester
February 2nd 2019
5890 Comments


Well they are both post-hardcore bands putting out new albums after a long hiatus

Other than that though they aren’t all that similar

Darius the Great
February 2nd 2019
19901 Comments


oh yea i should probably listen to these guys

SlicePaperMoog
February 2nd 2019
672 Comments


lol Darius youve gone on for this long without hearing AoF?

calmrose
February 2nd 2019
4608 Comments


"oh yea i should probably listen to these guys"

get on the s/t and Watch Out!

Darius the Great
February 2nd 2019
19901 Comments


"lol Darius youve gone on for this long without hearing AoF?"
dude 'this long'

i didnt even know what post hxc was like 3 years ago

Space Jester
February 2nd 2019
5890 Comments


Darius only found out about music 3 months ago

Darius the Great
February 2nd 2019
19901 Comments


true, listening to bring me thehorizon right now

can confirm, not music

Source
February 2nd 2019
9317 Comments


listen to s/t you'll like it

GhostB1rd
February 2nd 2019
2653 Comments


As Sput's preeminent AoF scholar, I think their best bet is to expand on the sound they explored with Dog's Blood and hopefully George's voice is back from the dead.

JayEnder
February 2nd 2019
3132 Comments


Watch Out is the furthest thing from generic wtf

Have you ever heard a song like No Transitory?

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 2nd 2019
41649 Comments


Overproduced also isnt a term that comes to mind. Unless the metric is just being more produced than s/t lol

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Spec
February 2nd 2019
35650 Comments


Who compared them to Trophy Scars?

Tyler.
February 2nd 2019
16452 Comments


never got into this band

SlicePaperMoog
February 2nd 2019
672 Comments


Some fuckhead who joined today and only has one comment lol

JayEnder
February 2nd 2019
3132 Comments


Yeah that goon lol

JayEnder
February 2nd 2019
3132 Comments


Super excited for this honestly. Just put Crisis on jam and it’s really hitting the spot today.

Space Jester
February 2nd 2019
5890 Comments


“As Sput's preeminent AoF scholar, I think their best bet is to expand on the sound they explored with Dog's Blood and hopefully George's voice is back from the dead.”

I dunno who appointed that title to you but tbh I agree, really loved the heavier sound they were going for on that one.

Darius the Great
February 2nd 2019
19901 Comments


update didn't dig the debut but watch out is tight

emmny
February 2nd 2019
37 Comments


hopefully its not ASS like the everything after watch out

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2019
41397 Comments


Dog's Blood is their tightest release lol

...more Dog's Blood pls

Space Jester
February 2nd 2019
5890 Comments


I’d be more than happy if they went down that route

JayEnder
February 2nd 2019
3132 Comments


Dog’s Blood needs more Dallas.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2019
41397 Comments


that's more his fault than the band's is it not

they definitely could integrate him into that sound on a new album if he was actually onboard

JayEnder
February 2nd 2019
3132 Comments


Ugh yeah his cleans are too unique not to utilize more. I personally think they’re some of the best in the game. As for George I just hope his voice isn’t completely obliterated after almost 9 years lmao

Space Jester
February 2nd 2019
5890 Comments


I liked that Dallas was only on one track on Dog’s Blood, made that moment stand out a lot more.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 2nd 2019
41649 Comments


i liked dogs blood but never ever returned to it

not sure if that says more about the eps staying power and quality within the discog or just a declining lack of interest on my behalf

Storm In A Teacup
February 2nd 2019
26328 Comments


It's a declining lack of interest. It's post-hardcore after all. My favorite genre as a young lad and semi-adult. Now that I'm nearly thirty the genre just isn't appealing unless it's gonna be a 4.5 or 5 quality.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2019
41397 Comments


@Jay don't get me wrong, I fucking adore Dallas' voice, but there are times in late Alexisonfire where he dominates songs too much for me and they end up sounding like City and Colour feat. a few George lines

I thought Dog's Blood was a nice change of pace after that and a fucking dope EP overall. not saying I want a new album to sound exactly like it but they could certainly follow up on that sound while bringing in Dallas a little more

Storm In A Teacup
February 2nd 2019
26328 Comments


It'd be crazy if the new album ends up being their highest rated album. We can only wish but we will see.

joshieboy
February 3rd 2019
6473 Comments


Soooooo keen for this

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jpaulwegenast
February 3rd 2019
56 Comments


Soooooo much tight butthole. Much so.

GhostB1rd
February 3rd 2019
2653 Comments


I wasn't saying that Dog's Blood is my fave of theirs (cause it ain't), but simply cause I don't think they have it in them to try and replicate their Watch Out or especially their debut sound.

I DO, however, think they have the ability to branch off from the Dog's Blood atmosphere and as mentioned incorporate more Dallas now that he's not being a dick.

SweeneyTodd
February 3rd 2019
2102 Comments


well so long as we don't get Old Crows 2.0 I'll be happy

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Eldar777
February 3rd 2019
177 Comments


they definitely won't go back to the s/t sound, George said in the interview that this album makes him cringe or something.

i don't really know what to expect from the record, too much time has passed and i guess they've changed a lot as people and musicians

tinathefatlard
February 3rd 2019
1647 Comments


o shit, pls take your time with this album gais

*See Refused for example of what not to do

Iamthe Nightstars
February 3rd 2019
2760 Comments


I don't get why people think bands would be interested in writing the same style of music they did over a decade ago. They're not the same people now that they were back when they wrote it and I doubt they want to try to make the same album again. I'd be just as stoked as anyone else for another self titled or Watch Out! but it's just not realistic.

Storm In A Teacup
February 3rd 2019
26328 Comments


George said in retrospect Young Cardinals is the best album they ever made so fuck all of you and get on mine and Alexisonfire's level.

Storm In A Teacup
February 3rd 2019
26328 Comments


@iamthenightstars I don't get why you are bitching when Alexisonfire never made the same album twice in the first place but you still let these other commoner's comments bother you. Fickle! Change it!

SlicePaperMoog
February 3rd 2019
672 Comments


Yeah I wouldnt call OC/YC their best album but its still fuckin killer. Nothing AoF ever did was bad or even mediocre theyre consistently fucking ace.

Space Jester
February 3rd 2019
5890 Comments


Yea get on Storm’s level he’s basically in the band

furpa
February 3rd 2019
499 Comments


https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/4wxkjd/rank-your-records-george-pettit-scrupulously-rates-alexisonfires-six-records

This is a dope article. Georges ranking of AOF's albums:

6. s/t
5. Switcheroo
4. Watch Out
3. OC/YC
2. Crisis
1. Dog's Blood

Solid ass ranking, and (unpopular opinion) I definitely hard agree that Dog's Blood is AOF's best release.

SlicePaperMoog
February 3rd 2019
672 Comments


Self-titled on last is fuckin depressing. That shit fuckin rips hard.

Darius the Great
February 3rd 2019
19901 Comments


i think he's probably right

twlichty
February 3rd 2019
3907 Comments


I'll take an album of No Transitory on repeat

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 3rd 2019
41649 Comments


"6. s/t
5. Switcheroo
4. Watch Out
3. OC/YC
2. Crisis
1. Dog's Blood"

awee thats cute, he thinks OC/YC is music

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 3rd 2019
41649 Comments


also lol switcheroo

furpa
February 3rd 2019
499 Comments


I honestly don't get the hate on OC/YC. Aside from some of their weaker lyrics and a couple "eh" tracks it's some damn fine heavy alt-rock imo.

SlicePaperMoog
February 3rd 2019
672 Comments


OC/YC is ace yeah

Groink
February 3rd 2019
842 Comments


Hell yes

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2019
41397 Comments


I can understand George's feelings on s/t given his lyrics and writing were super immature on that album (the opening of Polaroids, big yikes) whereas guitar-wise it's still arguably their best album. I'm sure Wade and Dallas would rank it higher but *thom yorke voice* I might be wrong

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 3rd 2019
41649 Comments


It's not like u can understand him

GhostB1rd
February 3rd 2019
2653 Comments


lol lyrics

GhostB1rd
February 3rd 2019
2653 Comments


lol "arguably"

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2019
41397 Comments


good discussion boys

furpa
February 4th 2019
499 Comments


Hot take: s/t is way overhyped on this site and despite being a damn solid debut and a fun ass album is still pretty fucking messy and immature.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 4th 2019
41397 Comments


yea. production is also bigtime ass on that album and I'd love to listen to the remaster but they fucked the ending of Adelleda which is one of the best moments

joshieboy
February 4th 2019
6473 Comments


OC/YC has their most underrated song of their whole career too imo. Midnight Regulations rules so hard.

furpa
February 4th 2019
499 Comments


Hell yeah man! That trio of Midnight Regulations/Emerald Street/Heading For The Sun is so killer.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 4th 2019
41397 Comments


I really dislike all of those tbh lol

The Northern is fantastic

joshieboy
February 4th 2019
6473 Comments


''Hell yeah man! That trio of Midnight Regulations/Emerald Street/Heading For The Sun is so killer.''

Fucking yes, i love Accept Crime too

SlicePaperMoog
February 4th 2019
672 Comments


Sons of Privilege, Old Crows, Young Cardinals, The Northern, and Emerald Street are my favs off of OC/YC

Mesm277
February 4th 2019
638 Comments


Born and Raised though.

Also Crisis is best

furpa
February 4th 2019
499 Comments


Oh yeah definitely forgot to lump The Northern in there. Classic tune.

Skoj
February 4th 2019
1653 Comments


They're covering The White Album, note for note. That's the fuggin tea fuggas.

GhostB1rd
February 4th 2019
2653 Comments


"Hot take: s/t is way overhyped on this site and despite being a damn solid debut and a fun ass album is still pretty fucking messy and immature."

You shut your fucking whore mouth.

In seriousness, it's both messy and immature, but still a classic to me. Sonically it outclasses everything else they've done by a substantial margin.

SlicePaperMoog
February 5th 2019
672 Comments


The messy and immature aspect of it though is part of its charm

Hopelust
February 5th 2019
3381 Comments


"In seriousness, it's both messy and immature, but still a classic to me. Sonically it outclasses everything else they've done by a substantial margin."

THIS x100.

After the self titled it gets far too muddy and rhythmically dependant. Not sure how George thinks its the worst. The combinations of melody and harmony had them putting out hook after hook.

Darius the Great
February 5th 2019
19901 Comments


Idk about you nerds but wo is a jam their next shit better be as good

Skoj
February 5th 2019
1653 Comments


it's probably gonna be a slayer cover album of slayer covering other songs.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 14th 2019
41397 Comments


it's out there. not too bad. got a dece stoner-rock vibe goin on

onionbubs
February 14th 2019
11058 Comments


i like it, more than the majority of old crows/young cardinals at least

furpa
February 14th 2019
499 Comments


Yo this shit is fuckin weird. I can definitely say this sounds absolutely nothing like anything they've previously released and I'm hyped. Even if this song didn't completely fuck me on first listen I'm suuuuuuuper stoked to hear them expand in this direction. Fuck yeh.

onionbubs
February 14th 2019
11058 Comments


gotta say dallas sounds weird

furpa
February 14th 2019
499 Comments


He does sounds a little weird for sure. And George is giving me strong Fucked Up vibes lol.

Hopelust
February 14th 2019
3381 Comments


Where can I hear?

onionbubs
February 14th 2019
11058 Comments


kingdomleaks has it

joshieboy
February 14th 2019
6473 Comments


The only band ever are back yeah the boys



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