It’s been a little over month since AFI announced plan to release a new EP in December, and now, they’re giving fans another track from the forthcoming release. On Friday (Nov. 30), the California-founded band unleashed the upcoming album’s second single, “Trash Bat.”
“This was the ideal song to kick off the EP,” admits guitarist and the record’s producer Jade Puget about the new track. “From Adam [Carson]’s big drum fill at the top all the way through to the end, 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!”
Listen to “Trash Bat” above.
“Trash Bat” will join previously released track “Get Dark” on AFI’s upcoming new EP, The Missing Man. The five-song studio effort is due out next Friday, Dec. 7, through Rise Records / WMG. Pre-orders for the forthcoming record are currently available on the band’s website. Each pre-order comes with an instant download of both “Trash Bat” and “Get Dark.”
In support of the album’s December release date, AFI announced two intimate shows; a gig at Ace of Spades in Sacramento on Dec. 9 and a show at the Observatory in San Diego on Dec. 10. Prior to their previously announced shows, the quartet will perform at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 8.
The Missing Man is the follow-up to the four-piece’s 2017 release, AFI (aka The Blood Album). The Blood Album, the band’s tenth studio album, hit the number one spot on Billboard‘s Alternative and Hard Rock Albums charts and the number five spot on the Billboard 200 chart.