Yes, it’s kind of cool to hate on Alexisonfire once you’ve reached puberty. And no, Crisis, their last record, wasn’t filled with delightfully twee indie pop, but pretty much every person who reviewed it dug it like whoa. And the fact remains that as played out as “screamo” gets, these guys have been doing it since long before downtuning and shouting put you on the fast track to rock ‘n’ roll success. They’ve bucked trends like awesome make-up and wickedly heavy breakdowns. They paid their dues in halls across this country about a blagillion times, and now they’re effing huge. Good on ’em.
While the band technically hails from beautiful St. Catherines, they still make a habit of having an annual holiday show (or, in 2006’s case, shows) in/around Toronto. This year’s gig was snowed out, and while it was never technically cancelled, there were a few thousand unused tickets floating around. So, being the fine gentlemen that they are, a make-up show was booked at Toronto’s Sound Academy, a venue that is way too far but actually sounds awesome. Before heading off to MTV or something to be famous, the band took some time to talk about action movies. Because action movies are awesome.
Video by Exclaim!TV/Sam Sutherland.