Agony & Irony

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
Label: Epic
Format: LP, CD
Length: 39:42

Tracklisting

1. “Calling All Skeletons” – 3:19
2. “Help Me” – 3:44
3. “In Vein” – 3:57
4. “Over and Out” – 3:14
5. “I Found Away” – 4:01
6. “Do You Wanna Know?” – 3:36
7. “Live Young, Die Fast” – 4:14
8. “Love Love, Kiss Kiss” – 3:25
9. “Lost and Rendered” – 3:23
10. “Ruin It” – 3:36
11. “Into the Night” – 3:23

 

Bonus tracks
1. “In My Stomach” – 3:53 (iTunes bonus track)
2. “Love Love, Kiss Kiss (acoustic)” – 3:08 (Australian bonus track)
3. “Fire Down Below” – 3:43 (Japanese bonus track)
Deluxe edition bonus disc
4. “Burned Is the House” – 4:26
5. “Maybe I’ll Catch Fire (acoustic)” – 3:04
6. “Live Young, Die Fast (acoustic)” – 3:19
7. “Into the Night (acoustic)” – 3:12
8. “Over and Out (acoustic)” – 2:47
9. “Lost and Rendered (acoustic)” – 3:13