Alkaline Trio have announced their tenth studio album, ‘Blood, Hair And Eyeballs’, and shared its title track.
Set for release on January 26, the new record will mark the band’s first full-length project since ‘Is This Thing Cursed?’ six years ago.
The album was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Cameron Webb at Studio 606 in Northridge, California.
It will mark both the first record released via the band’s new label home, Rise Records, and the final album to feature longtime drummer Derek Grant – who’s been the drummer on every Alkaline Trio record since 2003’s ‘Good Morning’.
As a first taste for what’s in store on the record, we have the album’s title track, which arrives with an energetic video directed by Ravi Dhar, and features pro skaters Steve Caballero, Chris Cole – have a listen and a watch below:
Explaining the roots of the new album and the creative process, Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba has shared:
“My mom worked for years as an emergency room nurse.
“She and her co-workers referred to exceptionally busy nights as ‘blood, hair, and eyeballs’. Well, we’ve been busy making an exceptional record we refer to as ‘Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs’, too.
“We approached this new record in completely new ways. We built the songs together, from the ground up, in the same room which hasn’t happened since the band started. Usually, we start with an idea somebody’s already written.
“This time, we had the unique opportunity to build the songs onto drums recorded at Studio 606 onto two-inch tape using one of the most beautiful-sounding and legendary consoles in rock. It has almost everything to do with how our new record sounds.”
We’ll hear the fruits of all that when the album arrives at the start of next year.
Here’s the album tracklist and artwork below.
Hot For Preacher
Versions Of You
Shake With Me
Blood, Hair, And Eyeballs
Broken Down In A Time Machine
And check out their dates for their 2024 North American tour below too.
Thu Feb 22 2024 Anaheim CA HOB Anaheim
Fri Feb 23 2024 San Diego CA SOMA
Sat Feb 24 2024 Phoenix AZ Van Buren
Mon Feb 26 2024 Dallas TX HOB Dallas
Tue Feb 27 2024 Austin TX Stubbs
Wed Feb 28 2024 Houston TX HOB Houston
Fri Mar 1 2024 Atlanta GA Tabernacle
Sat Mar 2 2024 Orlando FL HOB Orlando
Sun Mar 3 2024 NC Fillmore Charlotte
Tue Mar 5 2024 Washington DC Fillmore Silver Spring
Wed Mar 6 2024 Philadelphia PA Fillmore Philadelphia
Fri Mar 8 2024 Cleveland OH Agora Theater and Ballroom
Sat Mar 9 2024 Queens, NY Knockdown Center
Sun Mar 10 2024 Boston MA HOB Boston
Tue Mar 12 2024 Toronto ON History
Wed Mar 13 2024 Montreal QC Beanfield
Fri Mar 15 2024 Royal Oak MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sat Mar 16 2024 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom
Sun Mar 17 2024 St. Louis MO The Pageant
Mon Mar 18 2024 Minneapolis MN Fillmore Minneapolis
Wed Mar 20 2024 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium
Thu Mar 21 2024 Salt Lake City UT The Complex
Sat Mar 23 2024 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo
Sun Mar 24 2024 Vancouver BC Vogue Theatre
Mon Mar 25 2024 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom
Wed Mar 27 2024 San Francisco CA The Masonic
Fri Mar 29 2024 Los Angeles CA Novo
Sat Mar 30 2024 Las Vegas NV Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas