Stream 'Party Adjacent,' the Solo LP from Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano

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There's this moment on Party Adjacent, right at the top. The fragile, hopeful lullaby intro's background fuzz builds to concert-ready distortion; it keeps humming, full volume, until we're suddenly in another song. You can't help but immediately think: Danny did it. 

"It," in this case, is the 38-year-old Alkaline Trio bassist's having concocted an album lover's solo album. Under the moniker Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room, the man behind classics like "Maybe I'll Catch Fire" and "We've Had Enough" released his debut record in 2012. Hurricane Season was a gorgeous home run, full of Dan's tenderly acerbic, beautifully bruised, wordily searching signature style. It was a quiet home run, though—one he cranked out of the park while the grandstands were half-empty on account of rain. It was made in Dan's house, it spawned only humble acoustic shows. It didn't seem to gain the affection or attention it deserved among the Trio-heads. 

Party Adjacent is the 12-track sophomore LP releasing this Friday, July 17, on Asian Man Records and premiering exclusively on Fuse, above. (Our player will take you straight through the record, like a nice piece of vinyl you just dropped the needle on.) (P.S.: pre-order!) It's an alternate universe Alkaline Trio record, one where Andriano writes all the songs instead of half or a third of them. Some but not all of the macabre imagery has been expelled. There's a cut called "Haunt Your House," and a booze-era Trio–friendly tune called "Plain Old Whiskey," which serves up an old-fashioned made out of Andriano's heart, some Maker's, lots of bitters, only a little sugar, no fruit. Like every few Trio albums, Party Adjacent still has the acoustic breathers; they're a strong suit for Dan, who came out swinging on Alk3's 1998 debut Goddammit with the heartrending, endearingly lisp-tinted "Enjoy Your Day." 

Enough about the Trio. This is Dan's moment, and his new record hangs together as a vivid snapshot in the life of this dad, husband and professional musician who's been at it for 20 damn years. Listen to Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room's Party Adjacent up top.

Hanh, Solo

1h 25m

Hanh, Solo

Dan the Automator's Vinyl Collection

15m

Dan the Automator's Vinyl Collection

JLO: From the Block

59m

JLO: From the Block

A Quinceanera Dress That Last Beyond the Party

41m

A Quinceanera Dress That Last Beyond the Party

Bolkow Castle Party

21m

Bolkow Castle Party

Party of Five

44m

Party of Five

Party Planners: G-Thing

1m

Party Planners: G-Thing

Everybody Loves A Party

20m

Everybody Loves A Party

Viewing Party: G-Thing

2m

Viewing Party: G-Thing

All the Best Moments From Saturday Morning Fever

2m

All the Best Moments From Saturday Morning Fever

Reebok Classic Leather 30th Anniversary Party

1m

Reebok Classic Leather 30th Anniversary Party

Made From Scratch

Made From Scratch

Where The Hell Do We Go From Here With Amara La Negra

16m

Where The Hell Do We Go From Here With Amara La Negra

A Sign From Above

22m

A Sign From Above

King Keraun Learns To Make Bread From Scratch From A Baker

8m

King Keraun Learns To Make Bread From Scratch From A Baker

Made From Scratch: First Look

1m

Made From Scratch: First Look

Grilling Tips From G Fella

4m

Grilling Tips From G Fella

Fuse+ is the Home for Big Freedia Means Business, Sex Sells, Made From Scratch & More!

30s

Fuse+ is the Home for Big Freedia Means Business, Sex Sells, Made From Scratch & More!

The Canvas LA: Spotlight How Rhianna Went From Flea Markets to Her Jewelry Line, Vidakush

9m

The Canvas LA: Spotlight How Rhianna Went From Flea Markets to Her Jewelry Line, Vidakush

Made From Scratch S5: First Look

1m

Made From Scratch S5: First Look

Made From Scratch S4: First Look

1m

Made From Scratch S4: First Look

Bambiana's Touching Favorite Moment From Season 1

1m

Bambiana's Touching Favorite Moment From Season 1

Bionka's Wild Favorite Moment From Season 1

1m

Bionka's Wild Favorite Moment From Season 1

Xristina's Hilarious Favorite Moment From Season 1

41s

Xristina's Hilarious Favorite Moment From Season 1

LA's Emotional Favorite Moment From Season 1

1m

LA's Emotional Favorite Moment From Season 1

The Beatles: In the Life

1h 2m

The Beatles: In the Life

The River and the Wall

1h 45m

The River and the Wall

Chapter 3 Goes From Tagging Graffiti to An Artist & Producer

9m

Chapter 3 Goes From Tagging Graffiti to An Artist & Producer

Who Will be Cut from Team Freedia to Save Finances?

2m

Who Will be Cut from Team Freedia to Save Finances?

The Blue Devils Bring The Parade

1m

The Blue Devils Bring The Parade

The Best of The Best Clash

2m

The Best of The Best Clash

The FP

1h 20m

The FP

The Exchange

1h 27m

The Exchange

The Canvas

The Canvas

The 212

The 212

The Runway

1h 33m

The Runway

The Feels

1h 21m

The Feels

The Decision

44m

The Decision

The Reunion

45m

The Reunion

The Hustle

20m

The Hustle

The Pilot

21m

The Pilot

The Citizen

1h 34m

The Citizen

The Motorcycle

23m

The Motorcycle

All the Focus is on the Diamonds

21m

All the Focus is on the Diamonds

The Ladies Play "Fill In The Blanks"

1m

The Ladies Play "Fill In The Blanks"

The Hilarious Reality of the American Rat Race

2m

The Hilarious Reality of the American Rat Race

Out With The Old, In With The New

20m

Out With The Old, In With The New

The Vest Guest

20m

The Vest Guest

Enter the Metaverse

21m

Enter the Metaverse

Rich The Kid

20m

Rich The Kid

Into The Woods

21m

Into The Woods

Facing The Truth

20m

Facing The Truth

Making The Retrograde

20m

Making The Retrograde

The Daphne Project

1h 7m

The Daphne Project

The Revolution Generation

1h 17m

The Revolution Generation

Pink: The Truth

57m

Pink: The Truth

Between the Shades

1h 22m

Between the Shades

Crossed the Line

1h 30m

Crossed the Line

Making the Cut

46m

Making the Cut

Who's the Boss?

24m

Who's the Boss?

The Feels - Trailer

1m

The Feels - Trailer

Meet The Family

21m

Meet The Family

The Prison Within

1h 23m

The Prison Within

Missy: The Icon

20m

Missy: The Icon

The 212 - Trailer

59s

The 212 - Trailer

The Right Girls

1h 22m

The Right Girls

Rock the Bells

21m

Rock the Bells

Behind The Snow

22m

Behind The Snow

Shoot The Hero

1h 17m

Shoot The Hero

The Great Director

23m

The Great Director

The Winner Is…

44m

The Winner Is…

Meet The Jets

48m

Meet The Jets

The Third Strike

1h 3m

The Third Strike

The All-Americans

1h 36m

The All-Americans

The Read - Trailer

57s

The Read - Trailer

Cassandro, The Exotico!

1h 15m

Cassandro, The Exotico!

The North Shore

22m

The North Shore

Free The Robots

9m

Free The Robots

Create The Future

20m

Create The Future

The Glow Up

20m

The Glow Up

The Sex Clinic

The Sex Clinic

Mind the Mints

21m

Mind the Mints

Surfing the Skies

22m

Surfing the Skies

The Grind Never Stops When for the Queen Diva

2m

The Grind Never Stops When for the Queen Diva

Anthony Ramos On 'The Good & The Bad' (Extended Cut)

12m

Anthony Ramos On 'The Good & The Bad' (Extended Cut)

End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock

1h 27m

End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock

King Keraun Learns How To Crochet A Face Mask From A Pro Knitter

8m

King Keraun Learns How To Crochet A Face Mask From A Pro Knitter

The Clash of the Corps Cast Plays Would You Rather?

3m

The Clash of the Corps Cast Plays Would You Rather?

Fire On The Floor

22m

Fire On The Floor

Down to the Wire

45m

Down to the Wire

War of the Wills

44m

War of the Wills

Cast Photoshoot: The 212

1m

Cast Photoshoot: The 212

Clash of the Corps

Clash of the Corps

The Future is Bright

20m

The Future is Bright

Chaos In The Cage

44m

Chaos In The Cage

The X-Dance Factor

22m

The X-Dance Factor

The Gig Is Up

1h 25m

The Gig Is Up

Crossed the Line - Trailer

2m

Crossed the Line - Trailer

The Big Break-Up

21m

The Big Break-Up

Who's Guarding the Angel?

21m

Who's Guarding the Angel?