Alexisonfire Premiere New Song “Familiar Drugs” (Updated)


Update: February 15th, 2019 09:05 AM:

An official press release has since revealed that the band recorded the song with Karl Bareham (City And Color) producing and had Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings Of Leon) mix it. Vocalist George Pettit also shared his thoughts of the track:

“‘Familiar Drugs‘ is about recognizing you need to make a change in your life, being presented with the opportunity to make that change, and then choosing to do the same thing you always do. It’s about something very specific to me but it can be taken literally or interpreted in any number of ways. Most people have something in their lives they can’t quit, substances, unhealthy relationships, lethargy, self righteousness, a job they hate. ‘Familiar Drugs‘ is about choosing comfort over self betterment.”

Additionally, a 7″ release has been announced for a March 31st release date and can be pre-ordered here. The band have also announced a handful of headlining shows with $1 from each ticket sold to benefit indigenous students via Indspire. Those dates can be found below.

In more immediate news, the group will also be performing live on ‘House Of Strombo‘ tonight in Toronto, ON with plans to play “Familiar Drugs” for the first time. That event will be live streamed via Facebook starting at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST. Meanwhile, speaking of the band’s future plans in a new interview with Loudwire, Petit went on to say:

“…We’re writing a lot. But as far as what’s next, I can tell you right now, I don’t think this will be the last release of Alexisonfire. But, I don’t know what the next release is going to be—if it’s going to be a single or it’s going to be an EP or an album.

I think we all like the idea of making an album, but it would require a month of us rehearsing straight and then probably a month in the studio then two month—it’s just an enormous amount of time for us right now. As of right now, this is what’s happening: We’ve got a new single coming out with the possibility of more to come.”

06/01 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
06/08 New York, NY – Terminal 5
06/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
06/15 Toronto, ON – The Budweiser Stage

Original Story:

Alexisonfire have premiered a new track titled “Familiar Drugs” below. The song is their first new material in roughly a decade. There’s no word on the band’s future release plans as of press time, but presumably they will be shedding some light on that soon.

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