Things are looking bleak. Innocent people are getting killed by the police and the police don’t seem to care. Civil rights are eroding. More and more, the dollar controls elections. The guys in Anti-Flag are bummed out about it.
For 27 years, the band has been attacking political and social injustice and things just don’t seem to be getting better. So, perhaps paradoxically, on their upcoming album, American Spring (out May 26) the band is rejuvenated and charged to fight back.
Equally surprising is just how introspective this album is. In fact, the band’s own Chris #2 had a strong hand in crating the album. He tapped into his own personal tragedies, such as the end of a 17 year relationship and the tragic murder of his sister. These emotions were used as conduits to comment on national issues of police injustice, income inequality, and the justice system. Features editor John Gentile spoke to Chris #2 about the new album and it's genesis. You can read the interview below.
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To celebrate its 25th anniversary, famed punk club ABC No Rio will be hosting a photo exhibit showing scenes from its first two years. The exhibit is called The Saturday Matinee at ABC No Rio 1990-91: A Visual Retrospective, and was curated by ABC No Rio founding members Freddy Alva, John Woods and Mike Bromberg.
The exhibit starts tomorrow and runs through June 4, 2015.
FYF Fest has announced the 2015 lineup. Some of notable acts performing are: Alvvays, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Battles, Bloc Party, Cold Cave, Death Grips, Deerhunter, Dinosaur Jr., Health, Hop Along, Joyce Manor, Metz, Morrissey, Thee Oh Sees and Title Fight.
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Posted by sam on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
A video was posted of Banquets from Death to False Hope Fest this past weekend. The song is called "Stop Signs in a Ghost Town." Banquets has just finished recording a new record. The band released Banquets in 2013.
Gainesville, FL's Dikembe has a new song called "Surfed in the Loft." You can check out the stream after the jump.
"Surfed in the Loft" appears on Dikembe's upcoming 7-inch release. The record is titled Ledge and is due out June 2, 2015 via Jeremy.
Winter Break are streaming their new album. The record is titled Winter Break and is due out May 19, 2015. You can hear it below.
NYHC legends Agnostic Front have released a new video for the song "Never Walk Alone." You can see the clip after the jump.
"Never Walk Alone" comes from the band's newest album, The American Dream Died, released last month on Nuclear Blast.
Albany's After The Fall has released a stream of their upcoming album, Dedication. Dedication is due out May 12, 2015 on Bridge Nine Records. You can click here to listen to the full stream.
Los Angeles-based Touché Amoré will be going on a European tour in August. You can check out the dates after the jump.
The band released their last studio album, Is Survived By, in 2013.
Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy is now streaming a solo track. The tune is called "Took the Ghost to the Movies" and it's off a new split 7-inch with Kevin Devine out May 26 on Bad Timing Records. You can hear the tune below.
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