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Alkaline Trio Releases “Is This Thing Cursed?”

Alkaline Trio: Is This Thing Cursed?Alkaline Trio has returned to release their first album in five years, entitled Is This Thing Cursed? The pop-punk band took a new direction by writing the album almost entirely in the studio, but it also draws a comparison to their 2000 album, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire.

“The songwriting process is almost like what it was back in the day. We would just kind of write a song, be excited about it, then move on,” bassist Dan Andriano explains. “We wrote in that spirit in the studio. I really feel like we made a record that the old school fans are going to dig.”

Besides being a co-lead vocalist, Andriano provides some killer bass lines on the album. The opening to “Demon and Division” features a bass melody over a drone string for a cool effect:

Is This Thing Cursed? is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Is This Thing Cursed? Track List:

  1. Is This Thing Cursed?
  2. Blackbird
  3. Demon and Division
  4. Little Help?
  5. I Can’t Believe
  6. Sweet Vampires
  7. Pale Blue Ribbon
  8. Goodbye Fire Island
  9. Stay
  10. Heart Attacks
  11. Worn So Thin
  12. Throw Me To The Lions
  13. Krystalline

Alkaline Trio Tour Dates:

DateLocationVenue
Oct 4Santa Ana, CAThe Observatory
Oct 5Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern
Oct 6San Francisco, CAWarfield Theatre
Oct 8Portland, ORCrystal Ballroom
Oct 9Seattle, WAShowbox SoDo
Oct 11Salt Lake City, UTThe Complex
Oct 12Denver, COFillmore Auditorium
Oct 14Las Vegas, NVBrooklyn Bowl
Oct 15San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
Oct 16Tempe, AZMarquee Theatre
Oct 18Santa Cruz, CAThe Catalyst