Alkaline Trio - This Addiction
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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.

See you in a few hours Seattle! http://alkalinetrio.com

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Hello @wiltern! See you tonight, LA - some tix still avail. https://t.co/gJxJJNJcAK https://t.co/cF6yOZcmyd

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Great kickoff last night, OC! See you again tonight. https://t.co/GHpfJGpWFa

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'Is This Thing Cursed?' is now available on vinyl at: https://t.co/ZvMdgGAPAm https://t.co/pXkYDiROyq

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'Is This Thing Cursed?' is now available on vinyl at: https://t.co/ZvMdgGAPAm https://t.co/pXkYDiROyq

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'Is This Thing Cursed?' is now available on vinyl at: http://found.ee/alkalinetrio_store

Which song are you going to spin first?

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Only one more show left on this run.
See you tomorrow, Santa Cruz!
https://t.co/gJxJJNJcAK https://t.co/VEvL9RbV3K

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Only one more show left on this run.
See you tomorrow, Santa Cruz!
http://alkalinetrio.com

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Final week of the tour. SOLD OUT tonight at @hobsandiego. Still some tickets left for Tempe + Santa Cruz.

Oct 16 |… https://t.co/leqIs7PGLz

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@alkaline_trio

'Is This Thing Cursed?' is now available on vinyl at: https://t.co/ZvMdgGAPAm https://t.co/pXkYDiROyq

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'Is This Thing Cursed?' is now available on vinyl at: http://found.ee/alkalinetrio_store

Which song are you going to spin first?

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@alkaline_trio

Only one more show left on this run.
See you tomorrow, Santa Cruz!
https://t.co/gJxJJNJcAK https://t.co/VEvL9RbV3K

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Only one more show left on this run.
See you tomorrow, Santa Cruz!
http://alkalinetrio.com

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@alkaline_trio

Final week of the tour. SOLD OUT tonight at @hobsandiego. Still some tickets left for Tempe + Santa Cruz.

Oct 16 |… https://t.co/leqIs7PGLz

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See you in a few hours Seattle! http://alkalinetrio.com

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@alkaline_trio

Hello @wiltern! See you tonight, LA - some tix still avail. https://t.co/gJxJJNJcAK https://t.co/cF6yOZcmyd

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@alkaline_trio

Great kickoff last night, OC! See you again tonight. https://t.co/GHpfJGpWFa

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What an amazing time at Riot Fest!! Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out. Wow!!

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