Remains is a compilation album from Alkaline Trio that was released on January 30, 2007. The album is a collection of 22 tracks that the band has recorded for various compilations, EPs, B-sides and international releases. The disc also includes three new live tracks from a 2006 concert at Avalon in Los Angeles. Vocalist/guitarist, Matt Skiba describes the collection as "an unintentional sort of bookend for our career thus far."
The album peaked at #64 on Billboard 200.
A DVD that includes 45 minutes of material, including all the band's videos from From Here to Infirmary, Good Mourning, and Crimson, accompanies the disc. Included is exclusive B-roll and behind-the-scenes footage from the band's live shows.
Tracks 1-2 are from the Hell Yes EP. Track 1 was also used as a b-side. Track 2 was also featured on the Plea for Peace compilation album. both were also available as UK bonus tracks on From Here to Infirmary, although track 2 is named "Standard Break".
On Valentine's Day 2007, the band posted a bulletin on their MySpace giving a downloadable template and cipher. When printed and aligned correctly with the booklet in the Remains album, the template gave a user name and a password. When the cipher was deciphered, it gave a web address to go to. This website contained a downloadable album and cover file. The cipher and template accessible to Blood Pact members was different from those of the general public.
MySpace Scraps Tracks
"Private Eye" (Acoustic) - 3:38
"Crawl" (Acoustic) - 4:23
"This Could Be Love" (Acoustic) - 4:15
"Cringe" (Live) - 2:24
"You've Got So Far to Go" (Live) - 2:58
"Mr. Chainsaw" (Live) - 3:37
"She Took Him to the Lake" (Live) - 2:32
"Crawl" (BBC) - 4:27
"Heaven" (BBC) - 3:35
"Over at the Frankenstein Place" - 2:32
Total - 34:18