Here are this week’s new and notable music releases for 25th May 2015:
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
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
Punk rock icons Anti-Flag have shared a video for their new track “Brandenburg Gate.”
The song is lifted from the band’s brand new album – and their first for Spinefarm Records – American Spring, due out on the 25th of May.
The song and video feature a guest appearance from punk legend Tim Armstrong of Rancid.
Say Anti-Flag of the video: “A culture indoctrinated with violence will see and fear violence even when there is none. Activism is not a competition. Art doesn’t have to be safe. Revolution doesn’t have to be bloody. Change comes from people, not politicians.”
The band will play four UK shows in August as part of a wider European tour:
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
Anti-Flag have shared a lyric video for their new track “Fabled World.”
The song is lifted from their forthcoming LP American Spring, due out on the 25th of May and their debut for Spinefarm Records.
Anti-Flag have said of “Fabled World” that “this song was inspired by the failure of the Obama era.”
“We may live in a “Fabled World,” and we are here to debunk that myth one riff, one lyric, one show, one person at a time, encouraging political discourse and reminding us all that knowledge is power, so educate and inform yourself. We are The Resistance,” continues the release.
Check out the video for “Fabled World” below:
American Spring is available for pre-order now. Bundle options include a skate deck, an eco-friendly tote bag, notebook, hoodie, shirts, Deluxe Die-Cut Gatefold LP Opaque Pink Vinyl, limited to 1400 copies worldwide, and more.
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”
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.