ALEXISONFIRE has released “Familiar Drugs,” their first new song in almost ten years. And yes, it’s a banger of a track.
“Familiar Drugs” was produced by the band, long-time friend Karl Bareham (City and Colour), and mixed by Grammy-award winning Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse).
Listen to the track below!
A special vinyl pressing is available for pre-order today starting at 10 AM EST as a single-sided 7” vinyl with a laser-etched b-side. A limited edition glow-in-the-dark variant will be randomly inserted throughout the entire pressing of black vinyl stock. Along with the 7”, AOF will have new “Familiar Drugs” inspired merchandise on their official storefront HERE.
Alexisonfire has announced select headline shows this June kicking off in London, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, and wrapping up in Toronto at Budweiser Stage. Tickets for all show dates go on sale on Friday, February 22 at 10 AM local time. Fans can sign up to the band’s mailing list to receive a password for the pre-sale HERE. See below for all show dates and visit theonlybandever.com for more details.
$1 from each ticket sold (for all shows) will be donated to Indspire, a Canadian-based Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families, and communities.
TUNE IN to the band’s Facebook page tonight for a special live stream performance from the House of Strombo in Toronto. AOF will perform “Familiar Drugs” for the first time along with selections from their award-winning catalogue. The event will stream live starting at 5 PM PST! Click HERE for the stream!
Says vocalist George Pettit about the new track, “‘Familiar Drugs’ is about recognizing you need to make a change in your life, being presented with the opportunity to make that change, and then choosing to do the same thing you always do. It’s about something very specific to me but it can be taken literally or interpreted in any number of ways. Most people have something in their lives they can’t quit, substances, unhealthy relationships, lethargy, self righteousness, a job they hate. ‘Familiar Drugs’ is about choosing comfort over self betterment.”
ALEXISONFIRE 2019 SHOW DATES
June 1 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
June 8 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
June 15 – Toronto, ON @ The Budweiser Stage