There are many ways to celebrate a musical anniversary: theres reissues, tours, and even throwing your own festival. To celebrate 15 years together, Alkaline Trio is hitting the road, as well as putting out a greatest hits album, titled Damnesia, featuring all new tracks.
No, thats not a contradiction. The Illinoisan pop-punk band has put together a collection Ã la The Cures Greatest Hits/Acoustic Hits, selecting 12 fan-favorite tracks in addition to creating brand new recordings. Instead of going purely acoustic, however, the band shows their musical prowess and takes wider arrangements and broader instrumentation to re-envision the songs. The tracklist has been long-speculated, and was recently revealed on Epitaph Records website.
Also included on the compilation is a cover of the Violent Femmes I Held Her in My Arms and two completely fresh tracks, Olde English 800 and I Remember a Rooftop. See which songs made the cut on the full tracklisting below.
Damnesia drops July 12th, and is currently available for pre-order through Epitaph. In addition to LP and CD versions, theres a Beer-Brown colored dual LP and bundles which include a beer koozie and Zippo-style lighter. Smoke em if you got em.
01. Calling All Skeletons
02. Nose Over Tail
03. This Could Be Love
04. Every Thug Needs a Lady
06. Mercy Me
07. The American Scream
08. Weve Had Enough
09. Olde English 800
10. I Held Her in My Arms
11. Blue in the Face
12. I Remember a Rooftop
13. Private Eye
14. Youve Got So Far to Go
Alkaline Trio 2011 Tour Dates
07/09 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/10 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
07/11 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
07/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
07/14 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
07/15 Portland, OR @ Hawthorn
07/16 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
07/17 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
07/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
07/22 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café
07/23 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
07/24 Mesa, AZ @ Nile