The tracks are all in the hardcore punk vein to a greater degree. Track four “Toilet Paper is my Business” drifts perhaps a bit more into Zappa-esque territory.
Overall a fun bit of distraction from being locked in the house and banging your head on the floor.
As Nick says, “I’m stuck inside writing music during the great Corona Virus World Shutdown Party 2020! What else am I gonna do? Just because you’re all alone doesn’t mean you can’t have a little throwdown. Break out your best mosh pit moves, you could probably use some aerobics right now.”
Today, Chicago cult rock heroes Alkaline Trio release E.P., a three-song single. The songs are now available digitally. “With
the tour postponed and the current state of the world, we feel and hope
that some new music will help people transcend the uncertainty and
possible fear they might be feeling, if even for a few minutes,” says Matt Skiba. “Music
has always had a way of helping us all cope with unpleasant times. We
can only hope that ours can do the same for our fans on some level. We
hope you enjoy the songs.”
limited edition two-song 7” is available for pre-order now and is
limited to 1000 blue variant in the US and 500 red in Europe. The 7”
will feature “Minds Like Minefields” on Side A and “Radio Violence” on
Side B. Andriano describes “Radio Violence” as, “a song about
communication breakdowns, it’s about the lies we tell ourselves and
others and it’s about shutting out those closest to us when we need them
E.P. TRACK LISTING
1. Minds Like Minefields
2. Radio Violence
Alkaline Trio’s upcoming North American co-headlining tour with Bad
Religion has been postponed. The tour will be rescheduled for fall 2020
and all previously purchased tickets will be honored.
ABOUT ALKALINE TRIO
Since emerging in 1996, Alkaline Trio have become one
of punk rock’s most progressive and unique bands of the last decade,
rousing a dedicated legion of passionate supporters with nine fan-adored
albums and relentless world-wide touring.
The band’s recent release, Is This Thing Cursed? debuted #2 on
the current alternative albums chart, #9 on the top current albums chart
and #68 on the Billboard 200. The album 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. Produced
and mixed by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Motörhead), it 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.