The Ongoing History of New Music, encore presentation: Alexisonfire – In Their Own Words

A band is like a plant. Stay with me on this because it will make sense. Like a plant, a band grows from seeds to maturity, flowers, bursts forth with new seeds and then eventually withers and dies. The cycle of life, you know? But like plants (or animals or any other living thing), the lifespan of any given band varies greatly. You might last as long as a single rehearsal (a dandelion?) Or you might find eventually find yourself on some kind of 50th-anniversary tour (the rock equivalent of a bristlecone pine tree that can live up to 5,000 years). Then we we have bands that form, rise to a peak, hit some kind of downhill slope, then break up. But then they reform again for any number of reasons, which could lead into a completely new second act. And thus things begin anew–and maybe even under better circumstances than anyone thought possible. Here’s a case study, a deconstruction of a band’s journey from formation to breakup to reunion. This is the history of Alexisonfire. Songs in this show (all by Alexisonfire): Familiar Drugs Pulmonary Archery Accidents This Could Be Anywhere in the World Boiled Frogs Young Cardinals The Dead Heart Playlistist Eric Wilhite has created this for us. The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations: We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do. If you ever miss a show, you can always get the podcast edition available through Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your on-demand audio.

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