Alkaline Trio - This Addiction
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: February 23, 2010

Label: Epitaph

Recording Year: 2010

UPC/EAN Code: 45778707560

This Addiction

Alkaline Trio

About This Addiction by Alkaline Trio

From the opening seconds of the title track of Alkaline Trio’s seventh studio album This Addiction, it appears the Chicago-bred threesome may have found the place its entire career has been leading. While the album’s opener blazes at a tempo reminiscent of the band’s 1998 debut Goddamnit and features a signature Matt Skiba lyric of fatal co-dependency, the whole affair feels strangely... comfortable? By the time second track “Dine, Dine My Darling”--if you don’t get the joke, it’s probably not worth explaining—kicks in with Dan Andriano providing his traditionally lighter foil to Skiba’s obsidian musings, it’s clear: Alkaline Trio has settled into an unforeseeable maturity—at least by Alkaline Trio standards—and it suits them just fine.

Whether pervading the darkly perverse Blue Velvet-inspired strains of Skiba’s “Dorothy” or Andriano’s sardonic “Fine,” this newfound air of ease owes no small debut to the circumstances of This Addiction’s release. The album is the first physical manifestation of Alkaline Trio’s own Heart & Skull label, formed in partnership with its longtime fans and friends at Epitaph Records. Named for the imagery of the Alkaline Trio logo seen on so much of the band’s album art, merchandise, and tattooed on the bodies of its Blood Pact fan club members across the world, Heart & Skull represents the band members’ new level of control of their own destiny (all three are partners in the label). Having released its previous albums through virtually every other label permutation the business has had to offer—early EPs and albums on tiny indies Johann’s Face and Asian Man, hundreds of thousands of records sold on Vagrant, and 2008’s Agony & Irony, the band’s highest charting record to date, released by Epic—Alkaline Trio finally and truly feels at home.

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  1. 8.18.2018
    Boston, MA
    House Of Blues Boston
  2. 8.19.2018
    Philadelphia, PA
    Electric Factory
  3. 8.21.2018
    Norfolk, VA
    The Norva
  4. 8.22.2018
    Carrboro, NC
    Cat's Cradle
  5. 8.24.2018
    Nashville, TN
    Marathon Music Works

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New tune! "Is This Thing Cursed?" https://youtu.be/s3KSXeqWYVU

On tour now! Get sates & tickets at http://alkalinetrio.com.

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PSYCHED to have our boy Jarrod Alexander out with us for this tour!

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As our tour kicks off, we'd like to let everyone know Derek is taking time off for health reasons and won't be joining us on this tour. Derek did an incredible job on the new album and we wish him all the best and have our fingers crossed for his speedy recovery. Thanks to all our fans for joining us in sending him positive thoughts.

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Out 8.31.18
Alkaline Trio - Is This Thing Cursed?

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Alkaline Trio have announced a new album Is This Thing Cursed?that is to be released on CD/digital on August 31 and on vinyl ...

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Big week ahead and tickets are still avail for some of the upcoming shows! Baltimore (https://t.co/GfGtOKU5ov), NJ… https://t.co/1WeJPLCQ2h

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Big week ahead and tickets are still avail for some of the upcoming shows! Baltimore (bit.ly/2MnQTGM), NJ (bit.ly/2LKpwFR), Brooklyn (SOLD OUT), Boston (SOLD OUT), Philadelphia (bit.ly/2LJvFlq).

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Thank you, Cleveland!
See you tonight, Columbus. https://t.co/DBZKDJYWES

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Ohiiiiiiooooo, we’re coming your way! Tix still avail at https://t.co/gJxJJNJcAK .

Aug 9 | @AgoraCLE | Cleveland,… https://t.co/TmHRYLOmBq

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@alkaline_trio

Big week ahead and tickets are still avail for some of the upcoming shows! Baltimore (https://t.co/GfGtOKU5ov), NJ… https://t.co/1WeJPLCQ2h

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Big week ahead and tickets are still avail for some of the upcoming shows! Baltimore (bit.ly/2MnQTGM), NJ (bit.ly/2LKpwFR), Brooklyn (SOLD OUT), Boston (SOLD OUT), Philadelphia (bit.ly/2LJvFlq).

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@alkaline_trio

Thank you, Cleveland!
See you tonight, Columbus. https://t.co/DBZKDJYWES

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@alkaline_trio

Ohiiiiiiooooo, we’re coming your way! Tix still avail at https://t.co/gJxJJNJcAK .

Aug 9 | @AgoraCLE | Cleveland,… https://t.co/TmHRYLOmBq

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New tune! "Is This Thing Cursed?" https://youtu.be/s3KSXeqWYVU

On tour now! Get sates & tickets at http://alkalinetrio.com.

See Original

PSYCHED to have our boy Jarrod Alexander out with us for this tour!

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As our tour kicks off, we'd like to let everyone know Derek is taking time off for health reasons and won't be joining us on this tour. Derek did an incredible job on the new album and we wish him all the best and have our fingers crossed for his speedy recovery. Thanks to all our fans for joining us in sending him positive thoughts.

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