Anybody who knows me will know that my absolute favourite band are Alkaline Trio, so I'm very happy that Hassle Records have announced that they're now taking preorders for the new album Damnesia. I'm a little disappointed that the album will be rerecordings of old songs, but there will be two entirely new tracks on there. I'm also interested to hear what they've done to the songs; preordering bags you a download of the new version of 'Clavicle', one of my favourite Trio songs. It's very, very different to the original; stripped down and acoustic, with Matt's voice sounding much more mature (as it will do - the original was released thirteen years ago). I like it, so I'm excited to hear more.
You can hear the new version here;
Alkaline Trio - Clavicle by Epitaph Records
You also get a Hassle Records sampler for free when you preorder, which contains another Trio song ('Dead End Road', from Good Mourning) as well as tracks from bands like Thrice and Tubelord. It's well worth a listen.
You can preorder the album here.