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Today is the day. True to their word, Pittsburgh punks Anti-Flag have released the first material from their upcoming full-length studio album “American Spring”. The track is entitled “Fabled World”, and you can check it out in a little lyric video right here.

“American Spring” is due out on May 26th through Spinefarm Records. You can also get it on A-F Records, as part of their newly-announced 2015 Record Club. Additionally, Anti-Flag will be releasing a 10-inch EP “Sky Is Falling” on April 28th, with a newly remastered version of “Close Your Eyes” as B-side.

The band’s last record The General Strike was released in 2012 through SideOneDummy.

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Anti-Flag to release new 10-inch “Sky Is Falling”

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:13 AM (PST)

Pittsburgh punk veterans Anti-Flag have announced they will be releasing a new 10-inch EP titled Sky Is Falling on April 28th. The title track will appear on the band’s upcoming full-length American Spring, and the b-side is a newly remastered version of “Close Your Eyes,” which was previously only available through the band’s 20 Years of Hell 7-inch series.

The most interesting thing about this 10-inch which is limited to 500 copies is that it’s a die-cut picture disc that looks like a drone strike. Don’t believe me? See for yourself below. And if that inspires you to drop 13 smackeroonies on 2 tracks, head over here for pre-orders.

Anti-Flag’s new studio album American Spring is due out on May 26th through Spinefarm Records. You can also get it on A-F Records, as part of their newly-announced 2015 Record Club. The band’s last record The General Strike was released in 2012 via SideOneDummy.

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Anti-Flag announce first dates on ‘American Spring Tour’

Posted by Midwest Punk on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 8:56 AM (PST)

As you probably know by now, Anti-Flag have a new album coming out this spring. Now, the Pittsburgh punks have announced their first run of shows in support of the new album. They’ll be joined by The Homeless Gospel Choir and War On Women. Check out the initial ‘American Spring Tour’ dates/locations, and the full tour poster below.

The band’s new album, American Spring, is due out on May 26th, via Spinefarm Records. You can also get it on A-F Records, as part of their newly-announced 2015 Record Club.

Anti-Flag last released their “best of” compilation, A Document Of Dissent, back in July on Fat Wreck Chords. Their last full-length was 2012′s The General Strike, which was released on SideOneDummy Records.

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Historically, Pittsburgh-based punk stalwarts Anti-Flag have always had important, socially conscious messages to convey and musical statements they’ve been driven to make. That ethos remains intact with their new album, American Spring, which is their Spinefarm Records debut and is due out on May 26.

The band has shared the front and back album artwork, which they hope will spark conversations among the youth and perhaps inspire change, which is the spirit in which punk rock was initially founded.

There are plenty of ways the viewer can interpret the vivid artwork, as the front cover features a woman wearing a black hajib veil, while the back cover features an American soldier in combat fatigues. Both of their faces are obscured by an exploding pink flower.

“The songs of American Spring are an aggressive critique of the global social and political climate of 2015,” Anti-Flag explained. “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.”

On March 31st, the first track of the album, “Fabled World” will be premiered worldwide. Full album tracklisting below.

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Show reviewed by Jason Epstein

This did not feel like an everyday punk rock show. It started off with a whiny, somewhat entertaining one-man folk-act, was followed by a punk band, was scaled way back into a conversation between Anti-Flag and two members of Amnesty International, and then turned into a special album plus discography-favorites set. Like I said, it wasn’t your average evening at the punk rock show.

The Homeless Gospel Choir’s name is a bit of a misnomer; it’s not a gospel choir, it’s actually just one bearded trucker-hat-wearing dude in a plaid shirt (aka Derek Zanetti) on an acoustic guitar singing angry, young and poor anthems that speak to the as-far-left-as-you-can-go liberal crowd so directly that it has no hopes of changing any conservatives’ minds (it’d only serve to make them dig in more on their beliefs which I believe there’s a nifty psychological term for that I don’t feel like looking up). The songs were kind of funny, and kind of sad, very impassioned, and pretty bland. But I’m not one for folksy, acoustic-only stuff much, anyway.

Such Gold – an affable group of 20-something dudes who play energetic post-90’s skate punk in the vein of The Loved Ones or older Swellers – followed. They just couldn’t seem to rev up the audience who seemed stunned by the preceding oddity of such a casual act which made it seem more like an open-mic night than a punk rock gathering.

After, Anti-Flag sat down with two multicultural hipsters from Amnesty International and had a fairly interesting discussion about this past year’s, what I’ll lightly call, “race-relation issues.” It was cool to hear that young people have the power to do something about what they feel is wrong in the world, and we were treated to a particularly blistering story of injustice that had a relatively happy ending – because of that very power. It was a rousing call-to-action for those who were already halfway there, but for most it was just a strange segue into the main event of the evening.

The guys came back on a few minutes later and launched into the energetic 13-song punch which is The Terror State, which is as good an album as it was back in 2003. Some of the songs they’ve played a ton, while other they’d never played before this tour. Pretty special stuff, indeed. They went full force, talking mercifully little between songs, and instead choosing to speak through the aggressive mouthpiece of great punk rock. Following the full performance of The Terror State, they let another plaid-wearing beard-having individual address the audience, this time about helping marine life, certainly a noble cause. Anti-Flag soldiered on through almost a dozen more songs, including a brand new jam called “To Hell With Boredom” (totally likable upon first listen) which will be on their upcoming album. One thing’s for sure: It’s great to see a band like Anti-Flag still playing fast and loud nearly 20 years after their first album with a new one on the horizon and no signs of slowing down.

Anti-Flag’s full setlist was as follows:
1. Turncoat
2. Rank-N-File
3. Post-War Breakout
4. Sold as Freedom
5. Power to the Peaceful
6. Mind the G.A.T.T.
7. You Can Kill the Protester, But You Can’t Kill the Protest
8. When You Don’t Control Your Government, People Want to Kill You
9. Wake Up!
10. Tearing Down the Borders
11. Death of a Nation
12. Operation Iraqi Liberation (O.I.L.)
13. One People, One Struggle
14. Fuck the Flag
15. To Hell With Boredom
16. Fuck Police Brutality
17. The Press Corpse
18. Broken Bones
19. This Is the End (For You My Friend)
20. This Machine Kills Fascists
21. 1 Trillion Dollar$
22. Cities Burn
23. Die for the Government
24. Drink Drank Punk

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Anti-Flag announce new full-length album “American Spring”

Posted by Johnny X on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9:18 AM (PST)

Anti-Flag have just announced that their tenth full-length record “American Spring” will be released on Spinefarm Records this spring.

The band released this statement regarding the release:

“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.”

Anti-Flag last released a career-spanning compilation titled A Document of Dissent on July 22nd through Fat Wreck Chords. Their latest full-length The General Strike came out in 2012 on SideOneDummy Records.

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Anti-Flag announce more 10th anniversary shows for “The Terror State”

Posted by Ramones999138 on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:09 PM (PST)

Anti-Flag have added more shows to the tour they will be embarking on in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their 4th full-length album The Terror State early next year. Joining them on select dates will be Such Gold, The Homeless Gospel Choir, and A Wilhelm Scream.

You can check out the tour dates and locations below.

Anti-Flag last released a career-spanning compilation titled A Document of Dissent on July 22nd through Fat Wreck Chords. They started recording a new full-length album last month.

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Punk Rock Bowling announces entire 2015 lineup

Posted by hayley on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:32 PM (PST)

Awwww yeah! Punk Rock Bowling, Las Vegas’ 3-day punk rock festival, has just announced the entire 2015 lineup. Some new additions added to the lineup include Sick of It All, A Wilhelm Scream, Anti-Flag, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, and much more.

You can check out the full lineup below. This year’s PRB fest will take place May 23rd-25th in downtown Las Vegas. More events such as club shows and pool parties will be announced soon, so keep checking back for more details. You can see some photos from last year’s shows here and here.

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There is once again outrage, protest, and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who was responsible for the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown this past August.

Anti-Flag vocalist/guitarist has released a statement in response to this decision, and has additionally teamed up with A-F Records to raise money for the Ferguson Legal Defense Fund with all of the proceeds from their most recent protest compilation, “This Concerns Everyone” going to the fund.

You can learn more about the recent events here, and have a look at Justin’s statement below.

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A-F Records will be releasing a benefit compilation next week entitled “This Concerns Everyone”. The work will feature live and studio recordings from artists such as Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against The Machine), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Chris Wollard (Hot Water Music), Chris #2 (Anti-Flag), and more. It will be released digitally (with additional bonus tracks) and as a limited edition LP that can be pre-ordered here.

Today, the label has made the entire compilation available to stream here.

“This Concerns Everyone” will be released on November 18th and a portion of proceeds from the record’s sales will be donated to the Right To Heal Campaign, which is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, The Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq, and The Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq.

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Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately?  We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands. This week’s installment comes to you courtesy of editor Kaylee McNeil. Discover some new tunes from Kaylee below.

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Anti-Flag announce “The Terror State” 10th anniversary shows

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 12:50 PM (PST)

In addition to touring the US with Pennywise and A Wilhelm Scream this coming January, Anti-Flag will be playing a few shows in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their 4th full-length album The Terror State. Here’s what the band had to say:

“Mission Accomplished? For the political and corporate elite who benefit from endless was, maybe. But with another round of bombing in Iraq in 2014 it’s hard not to experience a troubled feeling of déjà vu to the days leading up to the Invasion of Iraq in 2003. The songs of The Terror State were written in the midst of the anti-war movement of that era and continue to remind us that, whether it is Bush or Obama, U.S. wars of aggression and imperialism result in the loss of innocent life and catastrophe at home and abroad. It is clear that the fight to end wars for corporate and political gain is not over. The handful of shows around our Pennywise dates will serve as a creative outlet to direct that frustration and anger and will be a collective celebration of those unwilling to relent to the criminal and morally bankrupt corporate and political elite of our time.”

Check out the currently announced dates and locations below, and stay tuned for more to come. In case you haven’t picked up on it yet, they’ll be playing The Terror State in its entirety.

Anti-Flag last released a career-spanning compilation titled A Document of Dissent on July 22nd through Fat Wreck Chords. They started recording a new full-length album last month.

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Chris #2 (of Anti-Flag and White Wives fame) is currently streaming his cover of the Pete Seeger song “What Did You Learn In School Today?”  The song comes from the upcoming benefit compilation This Concerns Everyone, and you can give it a listen below.

This Concerns Everyone is set to be released on November 18th via AF Records, featuring live and studio recordings from artists such as Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against The Machine), Chris Wollard (Hot Water Music), Chris #2 (Anti-Flag), and more.  It will be released digitally (with additional bonus tracks) and as a limited edition LP that can be pre-ordered here.

A portion of proceeds from the record’s sales will be donated to the Right To Heal Campaign, which is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, The Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq, and The Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq.

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Hermosa Beach punk veterans Pennywise have just announced they will be touring the US with Anti-Flag and A Wilhelm Scream early next year. You can check out the first round of dates below.

Pennywise last released Yesterdays in July through Epitaph Records. The album is composed completely of new recordings of previously unreleased songs from early in the band’s career.

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A-F Records & Commonwealth Press release 2014 sampler album for free download

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM (PST)

A-F Records have teamed up with their Pittsburgh brethren at Commonwealth Press to release a free 19 track compilation album featuring songs from Anti-FlagWhite WivesThe Homeless Gospel ChoirWorship This!Worlds Scariest Police Chases, etc.

You can stream or download the sampler for free below, or get physical copy of the CD free with any order from the A-F Records online store.

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