AFI SHARES TWO TRACKS, ‘DULCERIA’ (VIDEO) + ‘FAR TOO NEAR’

AFI has shared “Dulcería” and “Far Too Near,” two tracks from their eagerly-awaited new album Bodies (due June 11, 2021 via Rise Records). The swaggering “Dulcería” -which was co-written by The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan is accompanied by an official music video. Watch the “Dulcería” video HERE.

Both new tracks will be included on a limited 7″.  Hear the songs and find more information about the 7″ HERE.

‘Dulcería’ suggests, if you spend too much time in the candy store you may end up stuck to the floor,” says vocalist Davey Havok.

Billy and I have a great creative connection when we’re writing together,” adds guitarist Jade Puget. “It was inspiring to work with such a talented and legendary songwriter and ‘Dulcería’ is a testament to that.“

HEAR “DULCERÍA” & “FAR TOO NEAR”

WATCH THE “DULCERÍA” OFFICIAL VIDEO

WATCH THE “FAR TOO NEAR” VISUALIZER

AFI are leaders, not followers. A collective in a perpetual state of creative evolution as fluid as the evocative figures contorting on the cover of Bodies, their newest collection of songs. The record is a snapshot of unrelenting artists in motion, unconcerned with compromise or outside demands.

AFI’s unshakeable connection with their audience is a testament to the band’s knack for reinvention, renewal, and exploration, anchored by an unblemished authenticity. AFI songs are embedded in the spiritual DNA of a legion of supporters and Bodies is further demonstration of AFI’s unwavering commitment to artistic exploration, a dark conjuration of an uncapturable muse. The albumwas produced by the band’s own Jade Puget, mixed by Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix, Silversun Pickups), and mastered by Vlado Meller (Oasis, Pink Floyd).”

The band initially summoned a steady subcultural groundswell in the mid-90s, devoid of careerist ambitions. The band first made music as teenaged misfits in an obscure Northern California town, steadily assembling a dense catalog over the years marked by its diversity and authenticity.

“AFI is such an integral part of who I am. What we do with AFI together is a foundation for me,” explains frontman Davey Havok. “Coming back is a return to a home I’ve always known.” 

It’s a sentiment shared by the entire band. “I couldn’t do what I do in AFI in any other place,” observes guitarist Jade Puget. “Davey and I have written songs together for over 20 years now. I couldn’t find the thing he and I have together anywhere else, nor the thing the four of us have when we come together. AFI is home for me and will always be that.”

“At this point, it’s not even a choice. It’s just what I do,” drummer Adam Carson concurs. “I started this band with Davey when I was 16. It’s something that I love so much. It’s just a part of me.”

“Every album is an opportunity to show people a snapshot of our evolution,” adds bassist Hunter Burgan. “And with this band, it’s always something fresh. We’ve been playing together for so long that I have a deep understanding of each of my bandmates‘ musical styles, and yet I am still pleasantly surprised by the new things they bring to each record.” 

“Anyone who knows our catalog knows that no two records really sit together,” Puget points out. “Some sit a little closer, maybe. We do certain things, just by virtue of who we are, that are consistent, but those things come about organically. Every time we do something, I have to judge it on its own merits. Some fans are going to judge a new album, or a new song, based on what’s come before. But as artists, we can’t do that, because it would only hinder our creativity.” 

AFI

BODIES

(RELEASE DATE: 11TH JUNE 2021)

RISE RECORDS

1. Twisted Tongues

2. Far Too Near

3. Dulcería

4. On Your Back

5. Escape From Los Angeles

6. Begging For Trouble

7. Back From The Flesh

8. Looking Tragic

9. Death Of The Party

10. No Eyes

11. Tied To A Tree

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