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Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba to put out bare bones solo effort

on November 13, 2009, 4:00pm

The last we saw of Matt Skiba, he was forming a one-off group to make Voltron quake in its lion booties. Now, thanks to Asian Man Records (via PunkNews.org), we’ve learned that the Alkaline Trio singer is going solo with a 2010 release.

In an instance of the title perfectly describing the object, the album will be called Demos. The demos Skiba worked on are an effort to create a homegrown and more authentic and emotional album without the crazy studio magic.

“The new Matt Skiba album Demos is getting mastered this week. 15 brand new songs”, declares a release from Asian Man. “All songs were recorded over the past 10 months by Mr. Skiba in various avenues. Whether in his bedroom or while traveling, Matt recorded these songs originally as demos, but the songs are perfect as is. We couldn’t ask for more. Anybody who loves the Alkaline Trio without the glossed over production will be incredibly happy with this final product.”

This isn’t Skiba’s first foray into non-Trio work. There’s the Heavens side project he did in 2007 and the 2002 split CD with Kevin Seconds. Not to mention, bassist Dan Andriano is doing his thing under The Emergency Room moniker and the series of solo shows. Worry not, as the trio recently revealed that a new album is completed and is waiting a release date.

Demos is out on February 16th, 2010.

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