Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba on why he hates Spin Doctors’ “Two Princes”
In HateSong, we ask our favorite musicians, writers, comedians, actors, and so forth to expound on the one song they hate most in the world.
The hater: As Alkaline Trio’s frontman, Matt Skiba has spent the past 17 years in punk-rock purgatory, releasing an album about every other year (the latest, My Shame Is True, is out now) and spending countless hours in the van on tour listening to boring, non-adventurous rock radio. As such, The A.V. Club thought Skiba might have some pretty strong opinions about what songs are so terrible that they get instantly vetoed on the road, no matter what, and sure enough, he did.
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Interview with Matt @ killyourstereo.com
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PureVolume interview with Matt about the new album
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A review. Short but sweet.
This album is great and for fans of “old school” Trio, I think they’ll find at least one thing to be happy about here. It’s most definitely a return to form both in writing and melody. If people still complain after this one they just need to move on because honestly, it’s not going to get any better without completely regressing.
I definitely think this is in the running for best Trio album of all time. Both Dan and Matt’s performances are exceptional. From Matt, howling desperately and mournfully, “tell me everything will be okay, tell me that you’re still in love with me” and this album basically being a love letter to love lost, subject matter that fans in general have universally agreed has been the catalyst for some of Trio’s greatest tracks, it’s what you’ve come to expect and love out of him.
Dan with striking, earnest and poignant declarations of love with songs like “Young Lover” to smooth but starch and angry anecdotes on the opposite with a track like, “I, Pessimist” he grows and just gets better with each release.
Derek packing a punch on the kit, there to emphasis and compliment every guitar lick, definitely one of the most under rated drummers in the scene right now.
My grade is simple - Great. Fucking. Album.
And we’ve still got an EP to look forward too…
I’m only just getting on so I know I’m a couple hours late on the stream, but what is your favorite jam from the new album so far?
Another new track, “The Temptation of St. Anthony” lyric video.
And an interview -
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