Chicago punks Rise Against released their album Endgame yesterday. Bassist Joe Principe sat down recently to talk about their new music, politics and speaking out:
“Punk rock by nature is a response to the current state of the government and things like that. For me, growing up, I was never overly political. I was more in it for whatever I felt was wrong in my life. I felt like there was a place for me in punk rock and it was OK to raise my voice and say, ‘Wait a minute. I don’t have to put up with this. This is kind of fucked up.’ I think you can apply that to politics and to socially responsible situations like the environment.”
Check out the whole thing here.