AFI have premiered two new songs, “Dulcería” and “Far Too Near.” You can find a video for “Dulcería” and a visualizer for “Far Too Near” below. Both tracks will appear on the band’s new album “Bodies,” which is set to be released on June 11. “Dulcería” was co-written by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Davey Havok says it “suggests, if you spend too much time in the candy store you may end up stuck to the floor.” Jade Puget added:
“Billy and I have a great creative connection when we’re writing together. It was inspiring to work with such a talented and legendary songwriter and ‘Dulcería‘ is a testament to that.”
AFI have premiered two new songs, “Looking Tragic” and “Begging For Trouble.” Both tracks will appear on the band’s new album “Bodies,” which is set to be released on June 11. They will also be available as a limited edition 7 inch on May 28.
Davey Havok said the following about “Looking Tragic”:
“‘Looking Tragic‘ addresses the theme of overstimulation resulting in desensitisation. Melodic and driving, the song came to life quickly and immediately stood out as a track to make bodies, if not sentiments, move.”
Adam Carson added the following about “Begging For Trouble“:
“After years of receiving early versions of songs from Jade and Davey, in forms that span loosely arranged chords and scratch vocal to fully realised demos, I think I have become quite adept at knowing which songs will or will not make the record. ‘Begging For Trouble‘ was green lit, at least in my mind, the moment I heard the vocals come in. To me, the track is a cornerstone of the new record.”
“Bodies” Track Listing:
01. “Twisted Tongues”
02. “Far Too Near”
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”
AFI have released two new songs, “Twisted Tongues” and “Escape From Los Angeles.” Both tracks are expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album.
Davey Havok commented:
“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 unforeseen severance. It is a pining song of being set adrift by those who once feigned to share the same anchors.
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.”
Jade Puget added:
“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.”
Fans can purchase a limited edition 7 inch vinyl featuring both songs HERE.
AFI have revealed that they are planning to release a new album this year. The band said the following:
“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 honored to have you at our side. Pre-save here: https://riserecords.lnk.to/AFI“
AFI will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their “All Hallow’s E.P.” by reissuing the effort on vinyl on October 25. It will be available as a 10″ picture disc with the original cover art on the a side and pumpkin artwork on the b side. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a summer tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI. You can find the dates for that run below.
08/08 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/09 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/10 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/13 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/14 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/15 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/17 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
08/19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/20 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
08/21 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/23 Rogers, AR – The Walmart AMP
08/24 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
08/25 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/28 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/30 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium
08/31 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
AFI have premiered a new song titled “Trash Bat.” This track is from the band’s new EP “The Missing Man,” which will be released on December 7. Jade Puget commented:
“This was the ideal song to kick off the EP. From Adam‘s big drum fill at the top all the way through to the end, it’s just a quick burst of frenetic energy. I brought the song in and was playing it for Davey and he threw out the line, ‘my Trash Bat’ and I thought, how can you lose with a title like that? What is a Trash Bat anyway? Who cares!”