Listen to The Promise Hero’s version of “Sorry About That” from A Tribute To Alkaline Trio and read the band’s track explanation below! Pre-order the two-disc, 39-track, album in our online store and get it by the August 30th release date.
Alkaline Trio is one of those bands that just never seem to get old…literally and figuratively. For fans, they have staked a permanent place on every iPod and it will never be unreasonable to jam out to anything from Goddamnit to From Here to Infirmary to Agony & Irony. They have somehow managed the best of both worlds, maintaining the respect of their peers and early fans while achieving a good deal of mainstream success. With that said, we were excited when offered the opportunity to cover an Alkaline Trio song for a much-needed tribute album.
We chose “Sorry About That” off of Goddamnit, mostly because we felt it would be a good fit given our limited resources at the time (an acoustic guitar and some percussion). We didn’t want to make a reproduction of the album version but rather a fresh and unique spin on the song that would showcase Matt Skiba’s songwriting as well as our own sound. We got together one evening without much discussion on what we wanted to do or how we wanted to approach it and continued to work* through the night for 12 hours straight, resulting in the finished recording that is on the album. It was fun to see the song go through so many transformations all at once before settling in to its current state, and we hope that it is just as much fun to listen to! Please take the time to check out all of the great bands on A Tribute to Alkaline Trio, not to mention the discography of the 15-year vets themselves.
*by work I mean sit around, drink coffee, talk about string theory and occasionally pick up a guitar