Alkaline Trio Share Title Track From New Album 'Is This Thing Cursed?'

Alkaline Trio Share Title Track From New Album 'Is This Thing Cursed?'

Legendary Chicago punk band Alkaline Trio have released the title track from their forthcoming album Is This Thing Cursed? The ninth studio album from Alkaline Trio, Is This Thing Cursed? is their first new music in five years.

Watch the lyric video for “Is This Thing Cursed?” by Alkaline Trio:

With its soaring vocals and furious intensity, “Is This Thing Cursed?” is the second single to be released from Is This Thing Cursed? Last month Alkaline Trio shared a song called “Blackbird,” which SPIN hailed as a “glossy, pristine pop-punk record that’s anthemic and a bit catchy in its breezy melodies.”

Produced and mixed by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Motörhead), Is This Thing Cursed? is the first Alkaline Trio album written almost entirely in the studio. According to the band, the album-making process was similar to that of Maybe I’ll Catch Fire—Alkaline Trio’s darkly charged sophomore full-length, a 2000 release featuring the fan favorite “Radio.”

Due out on CD/digital on August 31, Is This Thing Cursed? will be released on vinyl on October 19. Pre-orders are available now at:


1. Is This Thing Cursed?

2. Blackbird

3. Demon and Division

4. Little Help?

5. I Can’t Believe

6. Sweet Vampires

7. Pale Blue Ribbon

8. Goodbye Fire Island

9. Stay

10. Heart Attacks

11. Worn So Thin

12. Throw Me To The Lions

13. Krystalline

On Friday, Alkaline Trio kicked off their recently announced headlining U.S. tour. The 29-date run wraps up on October 18 in Santa Cruz, California, with Together PANGEA supporting the band for all dates.


Aug 06 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant

Aug 08 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre

Aug 09 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom

Aug 10 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall

Aug 11 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom

Aug 13 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre

Aug 14 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!

Aug 16 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

Aug 17 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel

Aug 18 Boston, MA - House of Blues

Aug 19 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory

Aug 21 Norfolk, VA - The NorVA

Aug 22 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle

Aug 24 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works

Aug 25 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Heaven

Aug 26 Orlando, FL - House of Blues

Oct 04 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory

Oct 05 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

Oct 06 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre

Oct 08 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom

Oct 09 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo

Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex

Oct 12 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium

Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl

Oct 15 San Diego, CA - House of Blues

Oct 16 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre

Oct 18 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst

-All dates with together PANGEA as support