Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire have been around since 2001, although they took a three-year break between 2012 and 2015. They went out on a farewell tour and everything, only to change their minds. Oh well. The most recent album predates all that — 2009’s Old Crows/Young Cardinals— but this year they’ve dropped their first new material since then. February saw the release of the song “Familiar Drugs” (with a video following in April), and then “Complicit” was released in May. It’s typically brilliant, noise Alexisonfire post-hardcore intensity, and hints at great things for the forthcoming album.
Alexisonfire plays with Drug Church at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13 at The Wiltern.