The most recent AFI album, ‘Crash Love,’ was released back in 2009, and since AFI has constantly been releasing new material since their ‘Dork’ EP in 1993, fans may be wondering what exactly Havok has been up to since AFI’s 2009 record.In addition to his side project Blaqk Audio, the apparent answer is ‘Pop Kids,’ which has been given an April 4 release date by Black Candy Publishing.He captures it with his trademark use of wordplay and his eye for detail.Pop Kids is destined to become a classic story of teenage angst, nihilistic behavior, and longed-for redemption.Dreamcar, the collaboration featuring AFI’s Davey Havok and Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young of No Doubt, is officially here!The group dropped their debut single, “Kill for Candy,” today (Mar. The song comes from their debut self-titled album, due out May 12 via Columbia Records. The electronic music-loving duo have launched the project by streaming the first single titled “Anointed.” The song is a free download when the album is pre-ordered on i Tunes. “I’m so very excited to offer is darker than our records of the past.” Related: Gwen Stefani Addresses No Doubt Members’ Side Project with Davey Havok “Considering this is Blaqk Audio’s third record over the course of its 15-year existence, it’s always an exciting and rare opportunity to release a new batch of songs,” says Puget.“Each new release finds us in a very different place, creatively, than the last,” adds Puget.
As a writer, I’ve moved fully onto [software music sequencer] Ableton Live since the last album, which changes my workflow and writing style.” “‘Anointed’ highlights themes of misplaced hopes of salvation, redemption and rebirth that carry through the record,” explains Havok.
Davey Havok That type of autograph, pictures and apparel thievery was not part of what I grew up with. I would be thrilled to meet them, but the thought of getting a scribble or stealing an article of clothing never occurred or appealed to me.
Davey Havok It's a wonderful side effect of what we're doing, to give someone the strength to come out of the closet to their family, or simply present themselves aesthetically in a way they feel happy with, whether or not their friends are going to be allowed to like them anymore.
Pop Kids may shock some readers with its unflinching portrayal of a generation weaned on modern media and the cult of celebrity.
But according to Havok, this is a world that really exists.