Alexisonfire announce first LP in 13 years & share lead single “Sweet Dreams of Otherness”

Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire are set to release a new album, Otherness, on June 24 via Dine Alone Records, 13 years since 2009’s LP Old Crows / Young Cardinals. The album was produced by the band and mixed by Fucked Up‘s Jonah Falco, and Dallas Green‘s longtime collaborator Matt Kelly contributed organ, keys, and pedal steel.

The band have also shared the album’s lead single “Sweet Dreams of Otherness“. “This song was largely Dallas’ brain child, but over the course of writing this record, it became more of a mission statement for the band,” said George Pettit. “It’s kind of about performance and embracing a new found confidence in a state of peculiarity.”

Listen to “Sweet Dreams of Otherness” and watch the video for it below:

Speaking about the decision to go in a new direction, rather than rehash old ideas, Wade MacNeil said: “We’ve been given the opportunity where people are actually listening, but what are we going to do with that? I’m going to make something that’s odd and try and work with artists and people on the record that can help elevate that and push it in a different direction. The fact that someone’s listening is an opportunity to do something bizarre and cool. And any band that uses an opportunity to go middle of the road? I just don’t know why they’re a band.

Otherness artwork & tracklist:

1. Committed to the Con
2. Sweet Dreams of Otherness
3. Sans Soleil
4. Conditional Love
5. Blue Spade
6. Dark Night of the Soul
7. Mistaken Information
8. Survivor’s Guilt
9. Reverse the Curse
10. World Stops Turning

Alexisonfire 2022 Tour Dates:

3/18—Lollapalooza Chile—Santiago, Chile
3/20—CWB Hall—Curitiba, Brazil (headline)
3/21— CWB Hall—Curitiba, Brazil (headline)
3/23—Vivo Rio—Rio de Janeiro, Brazil*
3/24—Audio—São Paulo, Brazil*
3/26—Lollapalooza Brasil- São Paulo, Brazil
3/27—Teatro Flores—Buenos Aires, Argentina (headline)
5/21—Welcome to Rockville—Daytona Beach, FL
5/29—So What Music Festival—Dallas, TX
6/3—Slam Dunk Festival—Leeds Temple Newsam—Leeds, UK (headline)
6/4—Slam Dunk Festival—Hatfield Park, Hatfield—UK (headline)
7/13—RBC Bluesfest—Ottawa, ON
9/23-25—Furnace Fest—Birmingham, AL
10/6—Aftershock—Sacramento, CA

*Co-headline With A Day To Remember

Photo credit: Vanessa Heins
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