Alexisonfire have an early Christmas present for their fans worldwide. The band plan on releasing a digital bundle featuring two cover songs they recorded recently – Midnight Oil’s “The Dead Heart” and The Saints’ “I’m Stranded”. The cover songs were originally released as an exclusive 7” vinyl during their recent Australian tour. Only 200 copies were made and quickly sold-out on their tour.
Much to the band’s pleasant surprise, Alexisonfire’s cover of “The Dead Heart” climbed to No. 6 in Australia, charting on the Hot 100 in Australia and the UK. “We love Australia and wanted to do something special,” says Dallas Green. "Midnight Oil is like the Australian Tragically Hip and, I mean, 'The Dead Heart' is a great song. Wade chose The Saint’s cover. He loves early Australian punk.” Currently, “The Dead Heart” is getting air time on Canadian radio and at last check sits #34 on the BDS Rock Charts, and is the #1 Futures track.
The digital bundle will be released November 22, 2010 in Canada, December 7, 2010 in the US, November 26 in Australia and a to be determined date in the UK.