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Alkaline Trio announce “Damnesia” release date and summer tour dates

Chicago rockers the Alkaline Trio have officially announced July 12th as the release date for their new record “Damnesia”.  Check out the album and summer tour ticket presale right here.  The tracklisting and a list of tour dates announced so far can also be found right here.

“Damnesia” will feature a selection of fan favorites played semi-unplugged, and the album will also feature two brand new songs.  “Olde English 800” and “I Remember A Rooftop” will join a cover of the Violent Femmes’ “I Held Her In My Arms” as the only completely original content on the record.

“Damnesia” will be released on the band’s own label Heart & Skull Records.  It is the follow-up to “This Addiction”, released February 23rd, 2010 on Epitaph Records.



Alkaline Trio names latest album Damnesia, (sort of) announce release date

Alkaline Trio have been hard at work finishing up their new album, as well as Matt and Dan’s solo material. Well the wait is now over. The guys have announced that their latest album will be titled Damnesia and expect it to be released during the summer via Epitaph Records.

Alkaline Trio’s last album was their 2010 release “This Addiction.”



Alkaline Trio finish recording new album

In a recent tweet posted by Alkaline Trio frontman & guitarist Matt Skiba, he has informed followers that the new Alkaline Trio is complete.

The tweet read, “Just finished the new trio album down at Hurley! A jingle I wrote for O.E. 800 malt liquor years ago made the cut!”

The album is [presumably] an unplugged album that the band announced back in December. Stay tuned for a release date or any other information. Alk3 recently announced a short US tour this spring. Their last album was their 2010 release “This Addiction”



Alkaline Trio re-recording songs for upcoming compliation

Chicago punk rockers Alkaline Trio have announced a compilation album of re-recordings of songs from their prior albums to be released later this year through their imprint of Epitaph Records, Heart & Skull Records. The track list hasn’t been released yet, but the band has been around for quite a while and has an extensive catalog to draw from, so it should be an interesting release.

Alk3 recently announced a short US tour this spring. Their last album was 2010’s This Addiction.



Alkaline Trio announce dates for mini-club tour

Alkaline Trio has announced four headlining club dates on the East Coast, prior to, and following their Bamboozle performance. Dates will be supported by Biffy Clyro and An Horse. Check out the dates here.

Alkaline Trio’s latest release This Addiction was released in February on Heart & Skull Records.



Alkaline Trio tribute album on its way

Fans simply cannot get enough of Alkaline Trio, and neither can Pacific Ridge Records. The label is currently in cahoots with many bands to release an Alkaline Trio tribute alnbum, which will feature bands such as Ace Enders, The Wonder Years, and Allister.

Pacific Ridge are also giving the opportunity for lesser-know bands to imitate their idols with a Kickstarter page, where the label hope to raise the funds to release the album. The page also tracks the progress of the album, which appears to be steadily progressing towards the label’s goals. However, the project will only continue if the goals are met before March 1st, 4:00pm EST.

Pacific Ridge currently have 21 backers and a little over $775 out of the required $1,500 minimum.



Alkaline Trio planning “unplugged” album, Skiba planning new solo album

In a recent interview with JBTV Alkaline Trio co-vocalist, Matt Skiba, stated that the band was planning on heading into the studio in February to record an “unplugged” album, which will include some new songs as well as older classics.  In addition, Skiba also mentioned that he would be heading into the studio in January to record a brand new solo album, which will include guests such as Josh Freese of Devo fame, Danny Loner (Nine Inch Nails) on bass, and more.

Alkaline Trio’s latest release This Addiction was released in February on Heart & Skull Records while Matt Skiba released his last solo album on August 10th, 2010 on Asian Man Records.



DS Exclusive: Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) talks music: past, present and country

Alkaline Trio are a band old enough to be my little brother and sometimes it has felt like they were.  I mean, in a way where I could give them a poke here and there but at the end of the day, I’d still love them.  They’ve got seven studio albums to their name, a million air miles and a creative spark to their work that makes it never grow old.  Before they head to Australia as part of the No Sleep Til festival, the band have been taking a little break, recharging their batteries and generally getting things done.  Bassist, Dan Andriano spoke to me from his home in Florida about “This Addiction” and the band who has always tried to get their problems off their chest.  “Better out than in” appears to be the motto and a good one at that.

Read the full interview here.



Random Cover Song Thursday: Alkaline Trio covers Hot Water Music’s “Rooftops”

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.  We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs.  Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs.  Good or bad.  Intriguing or mundane.  We’ll let you be the judge.

This week it’s Alkaline Trio covering Hot Water Music‘s “Rooftops.”  The cover appears on a split CD between the bands that was put out in 2002.  You can stream both the original song and the cover version right here.



Alkaline Trio posts dates for California mini-tour

Alkaline Trio has posted tour dates! Unfortunately for everyone NOT in California or the nearby areas, the venues are in–you guessed it!–California. Over a period of four days, the Trio will be playing three shows. You can see the stops and dates here.

Alkaline Trio is currently supporting their latest Heart & Skull release This Addiction.



Matt Skiba’s top ten favorite Warped Tour bands

In a recent article Alkaline Trio co-vicalist, Matt Skiba, made a list of his favorite Warped tour bands.  The list includes a track from each band as well as a short bit of insight on each band. Pretty interesting.  Check it out here to see if your favorite band made the list.

Alkaline Trio’s latest release This Addiction was released in February on Heart & Skull Records.



Video Tour Update: What does Alkaline Trio do with free time on Warped Tour?

For the bands, Warped Tour isn’t all about rocking on stage.  Between sets and between towns there is actually a LOT of downtime and if you’ve ever wondered to yourself what Alkaline Trio does with that time, then this video is for you.  According to drummer Derek Grant, you either get yourself into trouble or you photoshop.  He chose photoshop.  Co-singers Matt and Dan made other choices though.  Check out what in this mildly entertaining tour video update.

Alkaline Trio’s latest release This Addiction was released in February on Heart & Skull Records.



Why did they choose the name Alkaline Trio?

Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names? Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it. We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene. Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s pop-punk legends Alkaline Trio.

You know the band.  But you probably don’t know the reasoning behind the band name.  But hat might be in part, because there is no reasoning.  There were three founding members of the band (Matt Skiba, Rob Doran, and Glenn Porter) hence the “Trio” but the first part of the band name is completely arbitrary.  Matt Skiba decided he needed to find a cool work to stick in front of the “Trio” so he just picked up a dictionary and started flipping.  He didn’t need to get much further than halfway through the “A”s before stumbling across “Alkaline”.  He tried it out… “Alkaline… Trio”…  It sounded pretty cool and BAM! – band name born!

Check out last week’s Band Name Origin story: Alexisonfire



Fun Factoid Friday: Dan Andriano’s musical career before Alkaline Trio

Every Friday the punk rock geniuses here at Dying Scene are going to unleash a little bit of punk scene trivia all over your asses. Today’s “fun factoid” is about the illustrious musical career of Alkaline Trio bassist/co-vocalist, Dan Andriano.

Before Dan Andriano played bass and co-sang for the Chicago pop-punk band Alkaline Trio he played in another pop-punk band by the name of Tuesday. Tuesday released its only album Freewheelin‘ on Asian Man records in 1997. But it doesn’t end there.  Before Tuesday, Dan played bass in the punk/ska band Slapstick along side Brenden Kelly of Lawrence Arms fame.

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Video: Alkaline Trio cover “Web In Front” by Archers Of Loaf

Alkaline TrioThe A.V. Club are recording videos of 25 bands doing covers of their choice of 25 songs.  As part of the project Alkaline Trio covered Web In Front originally performed by Archers Of Loaf and you can check out the video right here.

Alkaline Trio’s latest release This Addiction was released in February on Heart & Skull Records.