It’s been four long years since AFI’s last studio album, the slick and propulsive Crash Love. But the art-rock quartet have returned in epic fashion with their new single, “I Hope You Suffer.” The track — which is the first glimpse of their upcoming ninth studio album — is currently streaming at the band’s website.
“I Hope You Suffer” will be officially available on July 23. It’s a massive return-to-form, with the band channeling the brooding, gothic atmospheres of their 2003 breakthrough masterpiece, Sing the Sorrow. Hopefully the rest of the still-untitled album kicks a comparable amount of ass.
AFI have been teasing the album for months, posting cryptic (and heavily creepy) videos on their website. No release date has been announced for the new LP, but keep your eye-liner’ed eyes peeled.
Below, check out an ol’ classic, “Girl’s Not Grey.”