New music releases, 25th May 2015

Here are this week’s new and notable music releases for 25th May 2015:

English Graffitti - The Vaccines
English Graffitti, The Vaccines

American Spring, Anti-Flag
Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Dead Set, King Parrot
Kablammo!, Ash
Progeny: Highlights from Seventy-Two, Yes
Anesthetize, Porcupine Tree
Rivals, Coal Chamber
Something In The Water, Pokey LaFarge
Mutilator Defeated At Last, Thee Oh Sees
Tau Cross, Tau Cross
Bombs Away, Sheppard
Lucifer, Lucifer
Behind The Black Veil, Dark Sarah
The Congregation, Leprous
Reflections in a Rear View Mirror, Mark Slaughter
Shadows, Valkyrie
Workbook – 25th Anniversary Edition, Bob Mould

All of the above and many more are available now via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Anti-Flag stream new album ‘American Spring’ in full ahead of release


Pittsburgh punks Anti-Flag are streaming their new album in full ahead of its official release.

American Spring has been premiered by Amnesty International as part of their Art For Amnesty platform and you can listen to it below.

Say Anti-Flag: “Amnesty International is an organization that actually saves lives. Daily, their mission is to speak up and stand up for those who cannot for themselves. The record American Spring is about the very same idea. We have been honoured to have Amnesty International table our shows and spread the agenda of human rights and equality, continuing the battle against injustice. Having them premiere our record is a truly humbling experience.”

American Spring will be released on the 25th of May via Spinefarm.

Anti-Flag will play four shows in the UK in August with confirmed dates as follows:

02nd Aug: London @ The Old Blue Last (am and pm shows)
06th Aug: Blackpool @ Rebellion Festival
08th Aug: London @ Brooklyn Bowl – PUNKS AND PINS
09th Aug: Bristol @ The Marble Factory

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Anti-Flag reveal American Spring album details

Anti-Flag promo large

Pittsburgh punk rockers Anti-Flag have today revealed the cover art and track list for their new album.

American Spring, the band’s first LP for Spinefarm Records, will be released on the 25th May.

“The songs on American Spring are an aggressive critique of the global social and political climate of 2015,” explain the band. “The artwork is no different. The cover art is meant to challenge our collective view of violence and peace. The entire American Spring package includes essays, personal liner notes, and further information behind the driving forces of each song, detailing ways for us all to take action against injustice in the world. The American Spring is now.”

The full track list for American Spring is:

01. “Fabled World”
02. “The Great Divide”
03. “Brandenburg Gate”
04. “Sky Is Falling”
05. “Walk Away”
06. “Song For Your Enemy”
07. “Set Yourself On Fire”
08. “All of The Poison, All of The Pain”
09. “Break Something”
10. “Without End”
11. “Believer”
12. “To Hell With Boredom”
13. “Low Expectations”
14. “The Debate Is Over (if you want it)”

Keep your eyes peeled later in the month, as lead track “Fabled World” will premiere worldwide on the 31st of March.

Anti Flag - American Spring

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Anti-Flag announce new album and record deal


Pittsburgh punks Anti-Flag have signed a deal with Spinefarm Records it has been announced.

In a release revealing the news the band confirm that their next album will be titled American Spring and will be out in May.

Say Anti-Flag of the new material: “…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.

“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.”

Says Spinefarm Records General Manager Worldwide, Jonas Nachsin: “Anti-Flag are a band with a message certainly, and in addition, the music is just as compelling. This album, our first with the band, is just incredible. While we are happy to help deliver it to their legion of devoted fans, our plan is also to extend it out to those who haven’t yet been exposed to this treasured act. We are proud that they chose us to bring on American Spring.”

Full album details are to be released in due course. Meanwhile, Anti-Flag have confirmed the following European tour dates:

May 29th-31st: Nürburgring, DE – DER RING – GRÜNE HÖLLE ROCK
May 29th-31st: Olympiapark München, DE – ROCKAVARIA
Aug 06th-09th: Blackpool, UK – REBELLION FESTIVAL

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