ALEXISONFIRE just premiered a new song called “Season of the Flood”, first revealed on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P Carter, and available above!
It highlights Alexisonfire’s soft side, with slowburning tempos that crescendo amidst chiming arpeggios and Dallas Green’s angelic croon. It’s not until the back half of the epic seven-minute track that things go in a heavy, post-hardcore direction. – exclaim.ca
A seductive, hypnotic, 7-minute slow-burner anchored by haunting 3-part harmonies and heavy reverb-filled guitars, the song notably features AOF’s George Pettit singing off the top for the first time. The track comes on the heels of “Familiar Drugs” and “Complicit,” released last year and marking the first time the band released new music in almost 10 years.
“I’m very proud of this new song,” says Pettit. “There were some first time attempts for us and we all really came together in the studio to make this song what it is. This was also my first time singing with Dallas on a song. I know I’ve been playing in a band with Dal for almost 20 years, but damn, that guy’s voice could melt an angel.”
“Season of the Flood” will be available on vinyl by pre-order, beginning today at 10am EST, through the band’s website — theonlybandever.com. The limited pressing is available as a single-sided standard black 10″ vinyl with a laser-etched b-side. A limited edition white variant will be randomly inserted throughout the stock quantities of black vinyl. Along with the 10″ vinyl, AOF will have a new, online exclusive “Season of the Flood”-inspired t-shirt for sale, designed by graphic artist Jeremy Dean, best known for his “Wonders of Black Flag” prints. This t-shirt is part of a collection of Jeremy Dean x Alexisonfire merchandise items inspired by the songs, “Familiar Drugs,” “Complicit,” and now “Season of the Flood,” with cover art designed once again by Nick Steinhardt.
The song was produced by AOF long-time friend, the late Karl “Horse” Bareham (City and Colour), and mixed by Grammy Award-winning Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse). The album cover and 10″ package feature many personal nods honoring Karl as the song is the last of a trilogy of tracks Bareham produced for the band.
Alexisonfire previously announced select headline shows to take place this month in Western Canada and Seattle, WA. Supporting Alexisonfire on all dates are reunited, modern day punk icons The Distillers, who will co-headline the Seattle show. Montreal garage punk rockers NOBRO, hot off their national tour with PUP, will be opening all Canadian dates, with Monsterwatch opening in the U.S. The run kicks off January 20 in Winnipeg and includes stops in Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver with a final stop in Seattle on January 26. GO HERE to get your tickets.
On the heels of new music in 2019, AOF performed a handful of sold-out shows for lucky fans around the world, including one show in London, UK, and two consecutive nights each in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto’s Budweiser Stage. Each of the first two dates in NY, L.A. and Toronto sold-out quickly with Alexisonfire having the distinction of being one of a handful of Canadian artists to perform two consecutive nights at the iconic Toronto venue alongside City and Colour, Drake, The Tragically Hip, and SarahMcLachlan. A highlight of the evening is when the mascot for NBA reigning champions The Toronto Raptors, aptly named The Raptor, kicked off the first show after Toronto’s Game 6 victory over Golden State the previous night.
1/20 — Winnipeg, MB — Bell MTS Place*^
1/22 — Edmonton, AB — Rogers Place*^
1/23 —Calgary, AB — Scotiabank Saddledome*^
1/25 — Vancouver, BC — Pacific Coliseum*^
1/26 — Seattle, WA — Showbox*
*With The Distillers
Listen and check out their previous singles ‘Complicit‘ and ‘Familiar Drugs‘, released in April and May 2019:
“…it wasn’t until Alexisonfire proved themselves to be masters of the form a decade or so ago that the trail was blazed for countless bands…” —Kerrang
“With songs that balance singing, screaming, frenetic pacing, and monster dynamics, Alexisonfire have earned their place among screamo’s elite.” —Revolver
“…utterly and undeniably compelling…” —Metal Hammer
“The band’s on-stage chemistry was undeniable, making their single hour stay seem all too short.” —Exclaim!
“The step up to end all step ups.” —Rocksound
“Alexisonfire are still one of the best live hardcore bands anywhere in the world.” —Beat Magazine
Alexisonfire rose up out of the Southern Ontario underground in late 2001 to become one of the most successful indie bands to come out of Canada. AOF released four hugely successful studio albums, all Music Canada Platinum-certified: Alexisonfire (2002),Watch Out (2004), Crisis (2006), and Old Crows/Young Cardinals (2009). Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan (Canada), and Old Crows/Young Cardinals debuted at #2, and charted at #9 on the US Billboard Independent Album chart. Watch Out helped garner a New Group of the Year JUNO (2004). The band has topped charts and graced notable music magazine covers internationally. AOF’s sold-out 10 Year Anniversary tour (2012) touched down on four continents in 24 days, illustrating how meaningful the band still is to their legion of fans worldwide. Alexisonfire also has the distinction of being one of a handful of Canadian artists to perform two consecutive nights at iconic Toronto venue Budweiser Stage alongside City and Colour, Drake, The Tragically Hip, and Sarah McLachlan. In 2019, AOF debuted two new tracks — “Familiar Drugs” and “Complicit” to the delight of fans worldwide. They mark the first time Alexisonfire has released new music in almost 10 years.