Legendary rockers AFI have announced the details of their eleventh studio record, ‘Bodies’ set to be released on June 11th 2021 via Rise Records.
Produced by guitarist Jade Pudget, ‘Bodies’ acts as the follow-up to their 2017 full-length effort, ‘AFI (The Blood Album)’.
The band have also shared two new songs from the album, ‘Looking Tragic’ and ‘Begging For Trouble’, which you can check out below along with the cover artwork, full track listing, and pre-order options below.
01.) Twisted Tongues 02.) Far Too Near 03.) Dulcería 04.) On Your Back 05.) Escape From Los Angeles 06.) Begging For Trouble 07.) Back From The Flesh 08.) Looking Tragic 09.) Death Of The Party 10.) No Eyes 11.) Tied To A Tree
Pre-orders are available via the band’s official webstore.
Remember how I posted the other day that AFI are releasing two brand new tracks?
Well, they dropped today!
The two releases titled as ‘Twisted Tongues’ and ‘Escape From Los Angeles’ and you just have to listen to em because they’re two top tracks.
On the tracks, lead vocalist Danny Havok says:
As I recall, ‘Twisted Tongues’ came of the Blood era and was the first piece of music we explored on the new album. The dreaminess of the music lyrically inspired themes of unforseen severance. It is a pining song of being set adrift by those who once feigned to share the same anchors.”
Check it out below.
And as for ‘Escape From Los Angeles’ for which Havok says:
“Los Angeles, like most of my loves, is imbued with a darkness and radiance. Musically, ‘Escape from Los Angeles’ called for my own vantage to this classic theme of the city’s dichotomous allure.”
In addition to this Jade Puget (Guitar) adds:
“Anyone who knows our catalog knows that no two records really sit together. Some sit a little closer, maybe. We do certain things, just by virtue of who we are, that are consistent, but those things come about organically. Every time we do something, I have to judge it on its own merits. Some fans are going to judge a new album, or a new song, based on what’s come before. But as artists, we can’t do that, because it would only hinder our creativity.”
The tracks are set to be released on a limited special 7′ record which can be purchased via the following link.
After confirming at the start of the new year that new music would be on the way in the form of their 11th record, AFI have announced that their latest single will drop tomorrow (Friday 15th January 2021).
They haven’t confirmed the title of the release but a nine second snippet can be heard below.
In the announcement that the follow-up to The Blood Album was on the way, AFI said;
“With the end of a year that has been, at best, challenging for all, we have news that we hope may bring you some joy. Very soon, new songs shall be yours. Before the year’s end, our 11th album will follow.
“We could not be more happy with our latest work and hope you will feel the same. Thank you for joining us upon this next journey. We are thrilled to take it and honoured to have you at our side.”
Is it Friday already? That can only mean it’s 4PM! This it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or the roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I view some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. First up are the British collective known as Itoldyouiwouldeatyou as they debut a video for ‘Almost Zero’ which is apparently inspired by a short story written by senior Putin advisor Vladislav Surkov.
Next up, hailing from Findlay, Ohio are the ever fantastic September Stories who’ve been teasing music over the past few months and now they have something to put to all that teasing. Check out The Calm, The Storm below.
Next is a band whose name is a little questionable but we’ll go with it. They’re called High Reeper. The five-man band plays stoner-rock but sometimes these bands can be highly addictive. It’s fun and infectious and you can check out the video for ‘Bring The Dead’ below.
Moving onto some legends in the scene, AFI released a brand new EP in 2018, titled as ‘The Missing Man’. On that, was some of their best material they’ve produced and now, the band have recently released a video for ‘Get Dark’, which is reminiscent of a David Lynch film.
Now, the next video is from a mans name you could be familiar with. It’s none other than ‘Mat Kerekes, better known as the frontman of Citizen. He’s got a solo release, ‘Ruby’ out soon and now, he has a video to show us all for the track, ‘Diamonds’.
Moving over to British Columbia now, this is a band who’s been tipped to watch and they are the metal trio, Spiritbox. Their latest EP came in 2017 and this is their latest offering since said EP and that is the track, Belcarra. Check out the video below.
Shall we go animated for the next video? Our Last Night have recently announced their new record, ‘Let Light Overcome’ which is set to be released on March 8th. But until then, we have a great new video for ‘Demons’ which you can check out below.
The latest signing from Manchester is a band called Parting Gift. They’ve just recently signed with Fearless Records and bringing out a brand new EP, ‘Ensom’ which will be released at the end of March. On the track, ‘Pale’, frontman Zac Vernon has said: “Pale is the emptiness one cannot escape. It returns when the mind is idle. It seeks no endgame. It lives and breathes pain & it is the opposite of love. In Pale, the sacred grounds appear for the first time.”
With Holding Absence just about to head out to tour all over the place, you need to get hyped for it right? Well, they have a fantastic video for the powerful track, ‘You Are Everything’ and it just shows how great a show of theirs can be.
And we’ve come to the last track of this week’s Music Video countdown. Stand Atlantic released their latest record, ‘Skinny Dipping’ last year and it was one of the records of the year for me. On that record, they had plenty of anthems, bangers but one stood out from the rest as it was a real emotional track. That track is ‘Toothpick’ which just shows how great they are as a band.
And that’s it for another week of music video roundups. Be sure to check back next week for another ten of the best right here at Almost Anything Media.
Our former bass player, Geoff Kresge, is selling reissues of original AFI recordings. While we remain proud of every era of our 26 year existence, and certainly do not begrudge Geoff feeling reflective towards the four years he spent with us before he quit, we are confused why he has taken it upon himself to assume control of the shared Key Lime Pie label and release these records without notifying or consulting us. We had always loved the fact that these releases were special limited edition items, pieces of history that we wanted to keep rare. Geoff has begun accepting pre-orders of the Dork EP and is including on it an unreleased song which he wrote no part of, without getting permission from the co-owners and songwriters. Geoff has never paid anyone in the band, including Mark Stopholese, their share of the proceeds of these sales, despite our repeated requests that he do the right thing and pay our shares. While we do feel for what we can only assume is Geoff’s financial need, it simply is not fair for one person – a person who left the band willingly in 1996 – to benefit to the exclusion of the other owners of these recordings and writers of the songs. As fans, of course, we support your right to buy as you please, but we wanted you to know that we do not support these sales.
Sexual harassment at gigs shouldn’t happen! If anyone sees anything say something to a member of the security team or the venue staff. Everyone has a right to feel safe at shows.
In the meantime, Brendan, you should be applauded for helping this fan out and I give you a round of applause! Hopefully, this won’t happen at any other shows but sadly that’s the reality of the possibility of it happening in today’s world.
Circa Survive’s upcoming album, ‘The amulet’ is set to drop September 22nd via Hopeless Records.