As one of modern punk rock's most prolific acts, Alkaline Trio have been constantly putting out music since the band came together in 1996. It feels like a strange knock to the skull to hear that Alkaline Trio will soon be releasing their ninth studio album, but the Trio have just released the first single, 'I Wanna Be a Warhol,' from their upcoming 2013 album.

After what will likely be Alkaline Trio's longest drought between 100-percent-new full-length albums, the band will release their yet-untitled ninth studio album this year. As a first strike from the upcoming disc, Alkaline Trio have just unleashed the song 'I Wanna Be a Warhol' along with a lyric video with a vintage biker theme.

As a reference to famed artist Andy Warhol, the song parallels the need to be appreciated the way an art collector pines over and shows off a masterful painting. The track bares a classic Alkaline Trio sound reminiscent of 'Good Mourning' or 'Crimson' with a slight synth twist, containing lyrics such as, "Give me a taste of your misery, let’s go / Won’t you please come play chemistry and sorrow / I can’t believe anything that you’re telling me, let’s go / The walls are closing in and melting nice and slow."

Check out Alkaline Trio's new song 'I Wanna Be a Warhol' and its accompanying lyric video below:

Alkaline Trio, 'I Wanna Be a Warhol'