The follow-up to 2009’s Crash Love was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Gil Horton, who has previously worked with the Pixies and the Foo Fighters. Though AFI has been working on the album for two years, the band managed to keep it under wraps until earlier this year when they released a series of cryptic teaser videos preceding the official album announcement.
“This record is of silence, of burials, and the burials that result from that silence,” frontman Davey Havok said in a statement. “It’s of betrayal, cruelty, weakness, anxiety, panic – deep and slow – despair, injury and loss. And in this it is shamefully honest and resolutely unforgiving.”
This darker theme is all over “I Hope You Suffer,” which features Havok singing, “I hope you suffer/ I hope you do/ Just like I suffered,” to a spurned ex-lover. Listen below.
The band will be hitting the road for a North American tour, which kicks off September 12 in Minneapolis.
Check out the full list of dates below.
AFI 2013 Tour Dates:
09/12 – Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
09/13 – Detroit, MI- St. Andrews Hall
09/15 – Chicago, IL- Humboldt Park/Riot Fest
09/16 – Cleveland, OH- House of Blues
09/18 – St. Louis, MO- The Pageant
09/19 – Lawrence, KS- Granada Theater
09/21 – Byers, CO- May Farms, Riot Fest
10/07 – Boston, MA- Royale
10/08 – Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
10/10 – New York, NY- Webster Hall
10/11 – Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of Living Arts
10/12 – Sayreville, NJ- Starland Ballroom
10/14 – Pittsburgh, PA- Club Zoo
10/15 – Cincinnati, OH- Bogart’s
10/17 – Houston, TX- Warehouse Live
10/18 – Austin, TX- Mohawk
10/20 – Tempe, AZ- Marquee Theatre
10/22 – Los Angeles, CA- Henry Fonda Theatre
10/23 – San Diego, CA- House of Blues
10/25 – Pomona, CA- Fox Theater
10/26 – Las Vegas, NV- House of Blues