It seems Alkaline Trio went with a simpler approach when recording the new album, which features 11 songs. According to singer/guitarist Matt Skiba:
“This record is a rock record but our punk rock upbringing definitely shines through, more so than our last few records. 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. We went with a less-is-more approach on this record. A lot of it is just one guitar rather than overdubs or three or four guitars,” he says. “We wanted a record that we could easily play live. For the most part, it’s pretty bare bones while still sounding full and big.”
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