Anti-Flag Releasing New Album "American Spring" This May
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:24:48
It's time to be shaken from your complacent state, as Pittsburgh's incendiary punk rock iconoclasts Anti-Flag, who have served as a constant voice of and agent for change by advocating peace and human rights through their tireless work with and support of organizations like Amnesty International, ACLU, Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood, Rainforest Action Network, PETA and more, have signed to Spinefarm and will issue a new album this year.
The band, which never has and never will shy away from issuing inflammatory, political statements encased in a fast, furious and unforgettable musical package, will release American Spring, its Spinefarm debut and its tenth album overall, this May.
The album features a cameo from fellow punk legend Tim Armstrong of Rancid, who appears on the song "Brandenburg Gate," while Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello is featured on "Without End."
Given the state of the world in 2015, it's perfect timing for a new Anti-Flag record, which is full of fist-in-the-air, singalong anthems that represent the band's unique world view and which also serve as informed calls to action.
Full release details, such as the track listing and exact release date, are forthcoming, but the band had issued this statement—or perhaps it's more of a warning to the asleep-at-the-wheel masses—regarding the upcoming record.
"We are excited to announce that our tenth full-length record will be released on Spinefarm Records this spring," the band stated. "There is no shortage of fodder for a new record of commentary on the social and political climate in 2015: Endless wars, the new Jim Crow and American injustice, corprotocracy, environmental coup d'état, the surveillance state, loss, grief and anxiety. We hope that these songs can grant us solace in a seemingly hopeless era."
The band continued, "It has been frustrating to see much punk rock music —and music in general— quiet in the face of so many atrocities that are taking place around the world. This record is not quiet. If you are disillusioned with the status quo, these songs are for you. The American Spring is now."
Fans don't have to wait for spring for a taste of Anti-Flag, though!
The band's January 19 show –that's TONIGHT!—at The Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, N.C. will feature the band performing the classic album The Terror State in its entirety and will be live-streamed as part of Yahoo concert series where fans can stream a show a day for free 365 days a year, all from the comfort of their couch. Tune into Anti-Flag as they slay the Visulite stage on Yahoo.
Who is so stoked for American Spring?
—The ARTISTdirect Staff