For their new album— out on June 23 on Vagrant Records (U.S.A.) and on Dine Alone and RoadRunner in the rest of the world— ALEXISONFIRE re-teamed with Julius Butty who also produced the group’s Crisis and Watch Out! discs.
OLD CROWS / YOUNG CARDINALS—the group’s fourth studio album and first in almost three years–is beginning to receive early acclaim. Here’s what Greg Prato from ALL MUSIC GUIDE says about ALEXISONFIRE:
“Hardcore punk, post-hardcore, hardcore metal… On their fourth full length overall, 2009’s Old Crows/Young Cardinals, you get a bit of all three aforementioned styles, with a healthy dose of melody stirred into the sonic blender to boot. And this hodgepodge approach should certainly bring Alexisonfire some U.S. rock radio airplay (they already scored their breakthrough hit back home on their previous album, 2006’s Crisis), especially such standout tracks as the leadoff single, ‘Young Cardinals,’ as well as the album-opening ‘Old Crows,’ ‘The Northern,’ and the surprisingly tranquil and sweetly sung album closer, Burial.’”
In touring news, ALEXISONFIRE will bring their explosive live show to the entire summer run of the Vans Warped Tour 2009 (June 26-August 23), joining NOFX, 3Oh!3, Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, TSOL, Underoath and many more on the annual punk rock extravaganza which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Post Warped, the group are confirmed for the main stage of both the Reading and Leeds U.K. festivals performing alongside Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs and Placebo, to name a few. In October, the group will head back overseas for a European trek with Anti-Flag, The Fall of Troy and Ghost of a Thousand. Expect ALEXISONFIRE to tour throughout 2009 and beyond.