Hear the first new ALEXISONFIRE song in a decade

I know i’m not breaking news here but- Alexisonfire are back! The Canadian crew released their first new song in almost ten years, ‘Familiar Drugs’, this February. I’m sure you’ve heard it by now- it’s a really great track that neatly combines their high energy post-hardcore beginnings with the more grown-up, grungy sound found on 2009’s ‘Old Crows/Young Cardinals’ album. It gets my blood pumping.

And as of yesterday, the song has a video.

As was the case when it debuted, it’s still not clear what this song really means for the future of Alexisonfire. I’m none the wiser whether they’re a single-a-year kind-of back, or back back. In frontman George Pettit’s own words, “There’s a lot of emphasis on not really upsetting anyone’s current life. We all have a lot of irons in the fire right now, and the last thing we want to do is give up opportunities or things in our own lives for Alexis. I can’t tell you (what’s next) right now.”

Based on the sound of ‘Familiar Drugs’, here’s hoping for much more.


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