Wade MacNeil talks about the new Alexisonfire single "Familiar Drugs"

Alexisonfire shared their first new song in almost 10 years. The song is called “Familiar Drugs” will be pressed on 7-inch vinyl. You can pre-order it here. Some random records will be pressed on glow-in-the-dark green vinyl.

Wade MacNeil called into CFOX Vancouver and talked about how the band stayed tight even though Alexisonfire wasn’t recording music. “A lot of people imagine that when a band isn’t together, they don’t see each other, they don’t talk. That is not the case with us.  I’ve been hanging with Dal (Dallas Green), we’ve just been at hockey games, not holding guitars. Lately we’ve been going to less hockey games and holding more guitars.”

Lead singer George Pettit says of the new song; “‘Familiar Drugs’ is about recognizing you need to make a change in your life, being presented with the opportunity to make that change, and then choosing to do the same thing you always do. It’s about something very specific to me but it can be taken literally or interpreted in any number of ways. Most people have something in their lives they can’t quit, substances, unhealthy relationships, lethargy, self righteousness, a job they hate. ‘Familiar Drugs’ is about choosing comfort over self betterment.”

Alexisonfire will hit the road for a select few showcase gigs. One of them is in Toronto!

June 1 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
June 8 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
June 15 – Toronto, ON @ The Budweiser Stage

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