Band AFI released new single “Trash Bat” yesterday ahead of their EP The Missing Man (Ex Noctern Nacimer) which will be released next Friday (7th December).
“This was the ideal song to kick off the EP” guitarist Jade Puget (also producer and mixer of the EP) said. “It’s just a quick burst of frenetic energy.
“I brought the song in and was playing it for Davey and he threw out the line, “my Trash Bat” and I thought, how can you lose with a title like that? What is a Trash Bat anyway? Who cares!”
The track followed a surprise-release of “Get Dark”, which Brooklyn Vegan described as being “the kind of catchy, driving punk that will bring you right back to [AFI’s 2003 album] Sing The Sorrow.
Both “Get Dark” and “Trash Bat” are available as instant downloads and The Missing Man is available to pre-order.
The Missing Man follows last year’s AFI (The Blood Album), which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative and Hard Rock Albums Charts. It was also the band’s second consecutive Top 10 Billboard debut. AV Club said it sounded like the band are “as fired up now as they were 25 years ago,”
Since the release of 1995’s debut album Answer That and Stay Fashionable, the group has written and recorded five top ten hit singles.
Words: Megan Duce