Agony & Irony is the sixth album by Alkaline Trio, reaching #13 Billboard 200, #5 Rock, #13 Digital, #4 Alternative and #52 Uk Charts.
there’s a theme of duality on the record, it’s sort of a spin on ‘ebony and ivory’ which of course represents black and white. The songs on the new album sort of represent a struggle between good and evil, light and dark, and despair and hope. We felt Agony and Irony was appropriate, I mean we fancy ourselves as being pretty clever, and we felt a play on words was also fitting for the new record. It’s also a lyric from ‘Flagpole Sitta’ by Harvey Danger, so we thought we earn double points for that.
– Matt Skiba
Released: July 1, 2008
Format: LP, CD