Listen: AFI drop latest single ‘Trash Bat’

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.

AFI to release ‘The Missing Man’ EP in December, unleash its lead single

A few days after sending fans into a frenzy over the omission of Davey Havok from a new band photo, AFI have returned with a brand new song. On Friday (Oct. 26), the California-founded band unleashed their first new tune in almost two years. Titled “Get Dark,” the two-and-a-half minute track can be streamed above.

In addition to treating fans to a new song, the four-piece also confirmed plans to release a new EP in early December. Titled The Missing Man, the five-song album is due out on Dec. 7 through Rise Records/WMG. The album was produced and mixed by guitarist Jade Puget. Pre-orders for the forthcoming record are currently available on the band’s website. AFI are offering four different bundles for fans to pick from.

The new album and song news comes two days after fans began speculating what Havok’s absence from the new band photo meant. The picture, which can be found here, features a cutout of Havok’s silhouette while the other three members —Puget, Hunter Burgan (bass), and Adam Carson (drums) — are visible. No caption accompanied the photo, but now that fans know the album’s title, it makes sense; Havok is the Missing Man.

In support of the album’s December release date, AFI have 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.

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.

The complete five-song track listing can be seen below.

THE MISSING MAN EP TRACK LIST:

01. “Trash Bat”
02. “Break Angels”
03. “Back into the Sun”
04. “Get Dark”
05. “The Missing Man”