Alkaline Trio Release New Track ‘Bad Time’

Alkaline Trio have delivered their new single ‘Bad Time’ – the latest from their forthcoming ‘Blood, Hair and Eyeballs’ album.

Image credit: Jonathan Weiner

The new project will arrive January 26 via Rise Records and has already been heralded by its title track, which dropped last month.

Have a listen to the album’s latest cut – a more restrained but no less enthralling track – via its video below, directed by Ravi Dhar.

Explaining the new track’s personal origins, Alkaline Trio guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba has shared:

“‘Bad Time’ was initially inspired by a friend and crush who happened to call me while I was on tour in El Paso, Texas as an active shooter situation was happening just across from where we were staying. 

“We could hear gunshots and sirens as the situation escalated. My friend asked if it was a bad time to talk, and I said no – I really wanted to speak with her. It was actually a terrible and terrifying time, but it was never a bad time to hear her voice. 

“The second verse goes back to a time in Chicago when my roommate Bobby and I were almost killed in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting – high as kites on mushrooms. 

“We lived in a neighbourhood run by Latin Kings at the time of the shooting, so I referenced those facts as well as how nice it would have been to hear from the same girl back then.”

‘Blood, Hair and Eyeballs’ will be Alkaline Trio’s tenth studio album, and will herald something of a bittersweet moment for the band as both their first record released via 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’.

Here’s the album tracklist and artwork below.

Blood Hair And Eyeballs

Hot For Preacher

Meet Me

Versions Of You

Bad Time



Shake With Me

Blood, Hair, And Eyeballs


Broken Down In A Time Machine

Teenage Heart

And check out their dates for their 2024 North American tour below too, and visit the band’s site for more information and to buy tickets.

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

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