News: Alkaline Trio announce new album ‘Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs’

Alkaline Trio walk among us once again! On January 26, 2024, everyone’s favourite tortured triumvirate will return in Grand Guignol style with “Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs”, its tenth album and first full-length offering of new material to be released in 6 years.

Recorded with GRAMMY-winning producer Cameron Webb at Studio 606 in Northridge CA, “Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs” finds Alkaline Trio stripping its sound down to the skin and bones of its unmistakable sonic spirit while taking that dark essence to parts previously unknown. Accompanied by the premiere of a fittingly kinetic video directed by Ravi Dhar and featuring pro skaters including Steve Caballero, Chris Cole and more, the album’s first single and title track exemplifies its balance of the eerily familiar and the shock of the new. Oh, and there’s that song/album title…

“My mom worked for years as an emergency room nurse,” says vocalist/guitarist/founder Matt Skiba. “She and her co-workers referred to exceptionally busy nights as ‘blood, hair, and eyeballs’. Well, we’ve been busy making an exceptional record we refer to as “Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs”, too.

“We approached this new record in completely new ways”, Matt added. “We built the songs together, from the ground up, in the same room which hasn’t happened since the band started. Usually, we start with an idea somebody’s already written. This time, we had the unique opportunity to build the songs onto drums recorded at Studio 606 onto two-inch tape using one of the most beautiful-sounding and legendary consoles in rock. It has almost everything to do with how our new record sounds.”

Speaking of the “Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs” video, bassist/vocalist Dan Andriano adds, “Sometimes the full circle nature of life is enough to just completely blow my mind…this is one of those times! Skateboarding is my first love, my favourite sport, and a community through which I was first introduced to punk rock. So when Matt and I read Ravi’s idea to combine the two and throw some spooky zombies in there we both loved it right away. The work Ravi and the entire production crew put in was insane and it shows.  To kick off our 10th album release with this super fun video featuring Steve Caballero, Chris Cole, Ace, Corey and Shea is so much more than a dream come true, it’s true love. This is not a phase.”

In addition to being a darkly shining exemplar of the Trio’s signature blend of wry lyrical wit and bittersweet melodic sensibility, “Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs” arrives in a confluence of endings and beginnings—specifically, it’s both the first album to be released via the band’s new label home, Rise Records, and the last to feature longtime member Derek Grant, drummer on every Alkaline Trio record since 2003’s classic Good Mourning.

See below for “Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs”’ tracklist, as well as a full list of upcoming US live dates, on which Skiba and Andriano will be joined by veteran drummer Atom Willard (Against Me!, Rocket from the Crypt). “Playing with Atom is so inspiring,” says Andriano. “His motor is unparalleled.”

Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs Tracklist

Hot For Preacher
Meet Me
Versions Of You
Bad Time
Shake With Me
Blood, Hair, And Eyeballs
Broken Down In A Time Machine
Teenage Heart

Pre-order the album HERE

North American Tour 2024:

Thu Feb 22 2024 Anaheim CA HOB Anaheim
Fri Feb 23 2024 San Diego CA SOMA
Sat Feb 24 2024 Phoenix AZ Van Buren
Mon Feb 26 2024 Dallas TX HOB Dallas
Tue Feb 27 2024 Austin TX Stubbs
Wed Feb 28 2024 Houston TX HOB Houston
Fri Mar 1 2024 Atlanta GA Tabernacle
Sat Mar 2 2024 Orlando FL HOB Orlando
Sun Mar 3 2024 NC Fillmore Charlotte
Tue Mar 5 2024 Washington DC Fillmore Silver Spring
Wed Mar 6 2024 Philadelphia PA Fillmore Philadelphia
Fri Mar 8 2024 Cleveland OH Agora Theater and Ballroom
Sat Mar 9 2024 Queens, NY Knockdown Center
Sun Mar 10 2024 Boston MA HOB Boston
Tue Mar 12 2024 Toronto ON History
Wed Mar 13 2024 Montreal QC Beanfield
Fri Mar 15 2024 Royal Oak MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sat Mar 16 2024 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom
Sun Mar 17 2024 St. Louis MO The Pageant
Mon Mar 18 2024 Minneapolis MN Fillmore Minneapolis
Wed Mar 20 2024 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium
Thu Mar 21 2024 Salt Lake City UT The Complex
Sat Mar 23 2024 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo
Sun Mar 24 2024 Vancouver BC Vogue Theatre
Mon Mar 25 2024 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom
Wed Mar 27 2024 San Francisco CA The Masonic
Fri Mar 29 2024 Los Angeles CA Novo
Sat Mar 30 2024 Las Vegas NV Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

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