“ is the blank canvas, the fundamental substance, the base of what we create.” The announcement of Havok and Puget’s new album comes just days after news broke about Havok fronting a new band comprised of No Doubt members.
I grew up watching MTV, so it's very surreal to me to think that there might be someone out there watching MTV, looking at us the way I used to look at Davis Madonna and Duran Duran videos.
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.
The publishing company offers an in-depth analysis of what readers can expect from ‘Pop Kids': Acknowledging the power of popular culture to serve as both a corrupter and a creative force, Havok welcomes readers into a world where wearing the right clothes, listening to the right music, and indulging in a vicious cycle of self-gratifying behaviors is more important than anything else.
Parents, teachers, and other adults are but vague shadows in the lives of these teens.
It’s bright and early in the morning on the other side of the world when AFI frontman Davey Havok gives us a whack on the old talky stick.
He’s already managed to work out and shower, and after our chat he’ll be off to film the music video for his band’s new single to reflect its hemoglobin-like cover art.
He also drops plenty of other tasty nuggets of insight, on a whole heap of topics ranging from his new side project with the guys from No Doubt, to the “meaningless” and “insulting” term “emo”, to the “emotional trauma” he suffered as a result of being asked to star on a reality TV show one time and the strong likelihood of an AFI Australian tour on the horizon.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., back in January, and in a recent sit down with NME, frontman Davey Havok talks more about the way media has portrayed them as a band, the way they’ve maintained their close relationship with their fans, and even more, about the lack of misconceptions—but the massive amounts of mistruths—they have faced over the years.