Alexisonfire announce first studio album in 13 years, Otherness

Listen to Alexisonfire’s brand-new single Sweet Dreams Of Otherness, taken from their first full-length record since 2009’s Old Crows / Young Cardinals.

Alexisonfire announce first studio album in 13 years, Otherness
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Alexisonfire have announced details of their first album in 13 years, Otherness.

The follow-up to 2009’s Old Crows / Young Cardinals, the record is due out on June 24 via Dine Alone, with lead single Sweet Dreams Of Otherness out now (listen below). "This song was largely Dallas' brain child, but over the course of writing this record, it became more of a mission statement for the band," explains George Pettit. "It's kind of about performance and embracing a new found confidence in a state of peculiarity."

He adds of the album as a whole: "As much as we love playing the old songs, we don't want to be a nostalgia act. The only reason to come back is if we feel we still have something to say. We spent so much time on the road thinking that if we stopped, people would lose interest. But when we went away, it only got bigger. We all carved new paths for ourselves, so coming back to Alexisonfire is a purely enjoyable creative venture. Something special happens when we get in a room together."

Listen to Sweet Dreams Of Otherness:

And watch the official video from 6pm GMT:

The full Otherness tracklist is:

1. Committed to the Con
2. Sweet Dreams of Otherness
3. Sans Soleil
4. Conditional Love
5. Blue Spade
6. Dark Night of the Soul
7. Mistaken Information
8. Survivor's Guilt
9. Reverse the Curse
10. World Stops Turning

And the artwork looks like this:

Catch Alexisonfire live at the following dates this year:


18 Lollapalooza Chile – Santiago, Chile
20 CWB Hall – Curitiba, Brazil (headline)
21 CWB Hall – Curitiba, Brazil (headline)
23 Vivo Rio – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil*
24 Audio – São Paulo, Brazil*
26 Lollapalooza Brasil – São Paulo, Brazil
27 Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, Argentina (headline)


21 Welcome to Rockville – Daytona Beach, FL
29 So What Music Festival – Dallas, TX


3 Slam Dunk Festival – Leeds Temple Newsam UK (headline)
4 Slam Dunk Festival – Hatfield Park UK (headline)


13 RBC Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON


23-25 Furnace Fest – Birmingham, AL


6 Aftershock – Sacramento, CA

*Co-headline with A Day To Remember

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