Some people say punk is dead. Whoever these hypothetical people are though, they’re clearly not AFI‘s members, Davey Havok and Jade Puget. The pair have formed a straight-edge hardcore band, XTRMST and this week released four tracks, available to stream from the band’s recently created website.
So AFI have carried on with the single releases, one after the other.. We had ‘I Hope You Suffer’ just the other week and now they’ve put the track for ’17 Crimes’ out. Its an interesting way of building up to the album I guess? I wonder if we’ll have all the tracks out by the release date for ‘Burials’?
Anyway, this one’s still not convinced me to pre-order the album (out October 22nd) yet, but I’m sure I’ll get around to it..
I know I basically covered this before with the lyric video, but every new AFI video is a must-watch really. This one’s a suitabley moody affair, complete with lots of dark eye contact, drawn faces and screaming from mr Davey Havok himself. If you’re a fan, you’ll probably love this already. If you’re not, you clearly haven’t listened to them enough.
So while I was having a lovely long birthday weekend (it was great, thanks for asking..) it seems I missed out on something pretty important! After a couple of months of ring-esque teaser videos, the amazing AFI have finally released a stream of their new single ‘I Hope You Suffer’.
As always with AFI, its never going to be ‘Sing The Sorrow’ all over again. (Which was, in my opinion, a pretty perfect album from the band). However, it sound like the band are steering back towards their heavier sound which always carried more passion and impact than the slightly more celebrity-focused releases of late..
I’ve loved Califonian “goth punks” AFI for years now (and have been lucky enough to meet the very charming guys too).
This has to be one my favourite songs of theirs, taken from (arguably) their best album ‘Sing The Sorrow’. The video really captures the energy and passion of the band, plus their connection to their devoted fans, the Despair Faction.
What are they up to now?
Vocalist Davey Havok and guitarist Jade Puget have an electro side project, Blaqk Audio, who’ve just released their new album ‘Bright Black Heaven’.
Bassiest Hunter Burgan has a side project, Hunter Revenge and drummer Adam Carson is involved in a new band, The Reckless Kind.
AFI’s most recent release is ‘Crash Love’, which came out in 2009.