WATCH “SANS SOLEIL” VIDEO, DIRECTED BY MICHAEL MAXXIS, HERE
AOF Celebrate 20 Years Since The Release of Debut Album Alexisonfire With Special First Time, Front-To-Back Performance of Self-Titled at Born & Raised Concert Event on July 3
Today, ALEXISONFIRE released Otherness, their long-anticipated and first full-length album in over 13 years. Stream Otherness here.
Otherness is arguably the band’s most cohesive and self-actualized record to date, featuring impassioned anthems with earnest and deeply heartfelt lyrics, and impeccable vocal and musical performances from the iconic 5-piece.
Up next is the visually stunning, dreamlike video for “Sans Soleil,” which was shot in New Orleans and directed by longtime collaborator Michael Maxxis, who also directed “The Northern” and “Familiar Drugs.”
Watch the video for “Sans Soleil” here.
Guitarist/vocalist Wade MacNeil has described the song as “hanging onto hope during the heaviest times, healing and letting go. Dreaming of a future where all this hurt is behind you.”
“‘Sans Soleil’ is such a beautiful, haunting, mysterious, and uplifting song, and it immediately inspires a certain type of visual,” explains Maxxis. “The idea was to make something that was opposite of that first flight of instinct that still possessed the same innate spirit. The process we undertook conceptualizing this video was one of the most unique and rewarding of my career.”
Otherness features 10 fresh, original songs, including the explosive first single, “Sweet Dreams Of Otherness,” previously released banger “Reverse The Curse,” and the hauntingly beautiful “Sans Soleil.” The album was produced by AOF and mixed by punk stalwart Jonah Falco (Fucked Up, Chubby and the Gang).
Recently, the band has garnered attention from key hard rock radio in the U.S., including Full Metal Jackie’s taste-making, nationally syndicated radio show, as well as support from New York City influencer WSOU.
PRESS PRAISE FOR OTHERNESS:
“Their greatest record to date…”— Rock Sound
“more melody and rocket fuel than ever before…the band conjures the best essence of ‘90s major-label grunge and textured shoegaze that makes them the coolest guys in the room with the best record collections…” —SPIN
“blistering verses and a melodic chorus, with a rapid pace that never lets up.” —Consequence
“slow-burning, head nod-inducing pace, powered by sharp percussion and churning guitars reverberating throughout.” —Loudwire
“AOF didn’t come back to re-create their early sound. They started experimenting with longer songs and more ambitious arrangements…” —Brooklyn Vegan
“Otherness is arguably the most representatively hard-hitting and confident channelling of Alexisonfire’s stage show the band has ever put to tape.” —Toronto Star
“Alexisonfire have returned as the band their fans have always loved — and they sound as inspired and invigorated as ever.” —Exclaim!
George Pettit — Vocals
Dallas Green — Vocals/Guitar
Wade MacNeil — Guitar/Vocals
Chris Steele — Bass
Jordan Hastings — Drums