PureVolume sat down with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio to discuss the band's upcoming new album.
I mean all of my songs for the most part, with the exception of "The Temptation Of St. Anthony," are basically a love/apology letter to my ex-girlfriend who is on the cover of the album. We're still really close but it was pretty rough for a while there and I wrote it during those rough periods. There's very little metaphor, which has always been something we used. It's still on the record but it's pretty obvious what the songs are about and I'm happy with it. I think that's the way we wrote our early songs and some of the lyrics are pretty cringeworthy but it's honest. So it is for me an...
Drew Beringer on 04/01/13 - 11:38 AM
You can stream Alkaline Trio's new album, My Shame Is True, in its entirety in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 03/26/13 - 09:56 AM
You can stream a new Alkaline Trio song, titled "The Temptation of St. Anthony," over at Billboard. The band's new album, My Shame Is True, releases on April 2nd.
Drew Beringer on 03/19/13 - 10:18 AM
Check out Alkaline Trio's new lyric video for "I'm Only Here To Disappoint" in the replies. My Shame Is True is out on April 2nd.
Drew Beringer on 03/14/13 - 11:27 AM
About a month ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio) and discuss the band's first single, the upcoming new album My Shame Is True, and what it was like working with Bill Stevenson and Milla Jovovich. You can read it here.
I think that the things that inspired me is other music. I kind of went back, I was listening to The Idiot, for instance, when I hiked. That was like my hiking record. And it just sort of formulated from there and my mindset was just – I kind of wrote the song while I was hiking and I came back and just started writing it down. We all like those magic three chords and we’re influenced by the music that we love.
Drew Beringer on 03/14/13 - 10:19 AM
Drew Beringer on 03/14/13 - 10:07 AM
Listen to a new Alkaline Trio song titled "I'm Only Here to Disappoint" here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/12/13 - 10:17 AM
Alkaline Trio's video for "I Wanna Be A Warhol" is up on mtvU. The video features Milla Jovovich.

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Jason Tate on 03/07/13 - 10:46 AM
Alkaline Trio's music video for "I, Pessimist" featuring Tim McIlrath of Rise Against can be seen at Rolling Stone.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/05/13 - 07:16 AM
Alkaline Trio were recently interviewed by Rolling Stone about their upcoming album My Shame Is True.
Grant says Stevenson is the "most comprehensive producer" the band has ever worked with. Skiba appreciated the producer’s candor: "He’ll tell you whether [your music] is shit or champagne," the singer says.

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Jason Tate on 03/01/13 - 03:12 PM
Check out an official lyric video for the new Alkaline Trio single "Torture Doctor" in the replies. The group will release their ninth studio album My Shame Is True on April 2nd through Epitaph.

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Chris Collum on 02/26/13 - 10:17 AM
Stream a new Alkaline Trio song titled "Torture Doctor" over at Spin.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/25/13 - 10:45 AM
Happy birthday to John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday), Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Chris Fehn (Slipknot), Matt McGinley (Gym Class Heroes) and Trace Cyrus (Ashland High).
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/24/13 - 12:17 PM
Alkaline Trio and Bayside will be touring together in the spring. Dates can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/19/13 - 11:22 AM
Looks like actress Milla Jovovich is making a cameo in the upcoming music video for Alkaline Trio's latest single "I Wanna Be A Warhol."
Drew Beringer on 02/14/13 - 01:01 PM
Alkaline Trio will release their new album, My Shame Is True on April 2nd, 2013 via Epitaph Records. You can now pre-order the album on the band's webstore.

Track Listing
01) She Lied To The FBI
02) I Wanna Be A Warhol
03) I'm Only Here To Disappoint
04) Kiss You To Death
05) The Temptation Of St. Anthony
06) I, Pessimist
07) Only Love
08) The Torture Doctor
09) Midnight Blue
10) One Last Dance
11) Young Lovers
12) Until Death Do Us Part
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/05/13 - 10:28 AM
Head to the replies to listen to Alkaline Trio's new single, "I Wanna Be A Warhol," in the form of a lyric video.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 02/01/13 - 11:31 AM
It looks like Alkaline Trio will be releasing their new single "I Wanna Be A Warhol" next week. The band will also be shooting a music video for the single sometime in the near future. The band plans to release their new album later this year via Epitaph Records.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/28/13 - 12:13 PM
Check out a video of Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Pierre covering Alkaline Trio's "Blue in the Face" in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/21/13 - 12:53 PM
Chicago punk rock royalty Mike Felumlee may be best known as the former drummer of Alkaline Trio and Smoking Popes, but he also fronts a solo project that isn't a far cry from his previous bands. Head to his AP.net profile to hear a new track, appropriately titled "Your Favorite Song." It comes from Broken Heart Records' Unsigned/Unrest, which is due out on February 12th. The benefit compilation features new and previously unreleased material from Socratic, Over It, House of Fools, Kut U Up and more. Pre-order it here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/17/13 - 08:43 AM
You can stream the new Matt Skiba and the Sekrets EP on PureVolume.
Jason Tate on 12/03/12 - 11:49 AM
Looks like Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms) is contributing some back-up vocals for Alkaline Trio's upcoming album.
Drew Beringer on 10/23/12 - 02:55 PM
Alkaline Trio began recording today with producer Bill Stevenson.
Drew Beringer on 09/26/12 - 02:33 PM
Alkaline Trio has re-signed with Epitaph Records.
Jason Tate on 08/15/12 - 12:50 PM
Alkaline Trio plan to start recording a new album this fall at the Blasting Room.

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Jason Tate on 07/18/12 - 10:18 AM
The Lawrence Arms' Brendan Kelly and Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio will be touring Europe together this summer. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/23/12 - 10:48 AM
Watch Anthony Raneri cover Alkaline Trio's "Do You Want To Know" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/15/12 - 04:52 PM
Head to the replies to see a few Nervous Energies sessions with Dan Andriano and Cory Branan. One of the songs Andriano plays is from his pre-Alkaline Trio band.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/10/12 - 07:42 AM
Matt Skiba never seems to stop making music. When he has free time from Alkaline Trio, he keeps busy with one of several side projects. For his latest, dubbed Matt Skiba and The Sekrets, he recruited Jarrod Alexander of My Chemical Romance and Hunter Burgan of AFI. The band's full-length debut, Babylon, will be released on May 8 via Superball Music. Hit the replies to watch an exclusive video of Skiba discussing the project, its members and the music.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/09/12 - 06:14 AM
Alkaline Trio are returning to the UK in May for a headlining tour to replace the cancelled shows at the end of last year.
Jason Tate on 03/05/12 - 04:49 PM
Matt Skiba and The Sekrets will be releasing Babylon on May 8th via Superball Music.

Track Listing

01) Voices
02) All Fall Down
03) Luciferian Blues
04) Haven’t You?
05) The End Of Joy
06) You
07) Olivia
08) Falling Like Rain
09) How The Hell Did We Get Here?
10) Angel Of Deaf
Jason Tate on 03/01/12 - 12:00 PM
Alkaline Trio will be performing their Maybe I'll Catch Fire in its entirety at their upcoming California shows.
Jason Tate on 02/16/12 - 10:52 AM
Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio will be releasing a new two song 7-inch soon as Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room.
Jason Tate on 02/09/12 - 12:20 PM
Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano, Cory Branan, Tommy Gabel, Nathaniel Rateliff and other special guests will be on this year's Revival Tour. The dates are in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/02/12 - 02:38 PM
Fender has made an Alkaline Trio acoustic guitar.

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Jason Tate on 02/02/12 - 10:11 AM
Matt Skiba has another new project with Brian M. Clark named Unborn Ghost.

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Jason Tate on 01/23/12 - 09:09 AM
Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio) and Atom Willard's (ex-Angels and Airwaves) project theHELL has released its first EP entitled Sauves Les Requines. Grab it on vinyl here, or on Amazon here.

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Jason Tate on 01/13/12 - 10:53 AM
Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba has announced another new project called Matt Skiba And The Sekrets. The group also has AFI's Hunter Burgan and My Chemical Romance's Jarrod Alexander, will release Babylon later this year.
Jason Tate on 01/11/12 - 12:37 PM
Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio) and Atom Willard (ex-Angels and Airwaves) have released a teaser video for their project The Hell. Watch the video in the replies.

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Dre Okorley on 12/10/11 - 01:21 PM
Alkaline Trio will headline the New Year's Eve concert at the Metro in Chicago on December 31. All ticket purchasers will receive a free exclusive, limited-edition poster. Tickets go on sale this Saturday.

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Dre Okorley on 11/01/11 - 02:43 PM
Alkaline Trio's From Here To Infirmary and Saves The Day's Stay What You Are are both being re-pressed on vinyl. Pre-orders are up now.
Jason Tate on 10/28/11 - 03:11 PM
Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio) has posted four solo show dates. You can view them in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 10/25/11 - 05:22 PM
The Revival Tour LP featuring Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem), Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), and Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) can be purchased here. Limited to 250 copies in the U.S.
Dre Okorley on 09/30/11 - 02:22 PM
The entire Alkaline Trio Tribute Album can be streamed here.

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Dre Okorley on 09/01/11 - 09:32 AM
The Story Changes posted their cover of Alkaline Trio's "San Francisco" from the upcoming tribute compilation on facebook.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/27/11 - 06:25 AM
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