There are many ways to celebrate a musical anniversary: there’s 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, that’s not a contradiction. The Illinoisan pop-punk band has put together a collection Ã la The Cure’s 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 Record’s 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, there’s 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. We’ve 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. You’ve 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