Personal struggles and angsty alt-rock music are two things that have always gone well together. …
Chicago’s own punk-rock pioneers Alkaline Trio have been teasing time in the studio via social media for a while now, and they’ve finally released their new three-song single titled E.P.
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The trio were lined up for a U.S Spring tour throughout March with old school punk band Bad Religion, which of course had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 crisis.
In a statement from vocalist Matt Skiba, he says, “With the U.S tour with Bad Religion 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.”
“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.”
The band’s statement regarding the release of new music seems to be a theme for bands with new releases on the horizon. Record labels have even gone as far as to offer postponing release to a more stable and certain time, but bands are genuinely wanting to put their music out there.
E.P. is available now on all streaming platforms, but will also be released in a limited edition 7” featuring tracks Minds Like Minefields on Side A and Radio Violence on Side B.
Alkaline Trio bassist Dan 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 most.”
The limited edition two-song 7” is available for pre-order now, with a release date of May 1st 2020. The entire E.P. trio is available now on all good streaming platforms.