Alkaline Trio will drop their eighth album (Wikipedia says ninth, I say Damnesia doesn't count) on Tuesday, the Elvis Costello-referencing My Shame Is True. Alk Trio long-since-perfected boozy, cathartic punk with distinctive vocal harmonies from Matt Skiba and Dan Andriano. Although their late 90's-early 00's period seems most universally beloved, I discovered them with the anthemic pop-goth lean of Crimson in 2005 - still my favorite record of theirs with songs like "Time To Waste" and "Back To Hell".
Epitaph Records is streaming the entire new record in YouTube playlist form. One song ("I, Pessimist") even features fellow Chicago punk mainstay Tim McIlrath of Rise Against singing with Andriano. Other emphasis tracks from My Shame Is True include "I Wanna Be A Warhol" and "Torture Doctor". Press play and enjoy 38 minutes of solid punk rock.
Enjoy some of our past moments with Alkaline Trio in the sidebar.
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