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.

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Whoa, Thanks Mike! To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Goddamnit, Asian Man Records has released a one time pressing of
this beautiful VINYL picture disc. Pre-orders start shipping Thursday!
Ordering info here:

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New items available for a limited time to help support the incredible efforts of the LAFD and the victims of the de… https://t.co/h9empgOoMH

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New items available now! Two t-shirts, a patch and genuine firefighting protective garments available for a limited time to help support the incredible efforts of the LAFD and the victims of the devastating California wildfires. All proceeds will go to benefit firefighters and victims of the fire. http://found.ee/alkalinetrio_store

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First 3 shows sold out in minutes, so we've added a 4th and final date at @MetroChicago! Tickets on sale NOW at:… https://t.co/CsyEMagUvu

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First 3 shows sold out in minutes, so we've added a 4th and final date at Metro Chicago! Tickets on sale NOW at: http://bit.ly/2RqKv3f.

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There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. Pre-sale starts right now at http://alkalinetrio.shofetti.com. General on-sale begins Fri 10/26 at noon.

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