Alexisonfire – Otherness

Otherness is the first full-length album in over 13 years from the band Rolling Stone declared “put Canadian post-hardcore on the map.” Otherness will be released on June 24 via Dine Alone Records. The album features 10 new tracks and is produced by AOF and mixed by punk stalwart Jonah Falco (Fucked Up, Career Suicide). 

AOF released four hugely successful studio albums, all Music Canada Platinum-certified: Alexisonfire (2002), Watch Out (2004), Crisis (2006), and Old Crows/Young Cardinals (2009). Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan (Canada), and Old Crows/Young Cardinals debuted at #2, and charted at #9 on the US Billboard Independent Album chart. The number of albums made outside of Alexisonfire by different band members over the years – including City and Colour, Dead Tired, You+Me, Dooms Children, and Billy Talent – could fill several record store bins.

The mix of classic Alexisonfire and newfound textures of “Sweet Dreams of Otherness” became a roadmap for the record. Dallas Green’s engaging croon; the urgent attitude of Wade MacNeil; the heavy bellow of George Pettit; all anchored by a mix of vulnerability, confidence, iconoclasm, and celebratory recklessness. As every Alexisonfire song persistently expands and contracts, bassist Chris Steele and drummer Jordan Hastings remain impossibly tight, locked into unrelenting swinging grooves. 

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