Spinefarm Records announced the signing of Pittsburgh’s punk rock iconoclasts ANTI-FLAG! The band will release “American Spring”, its Spinefarm debut and its tenth album overall, this May.
“American Spring”, produced by AWOLNATION’s Kenny Carkeet, Jim Kaufman (Funeral for a Friend, Skindred, Helmet) and Anti-Flag, features a cameo from fellow punk legend Tim Armstrong of Rancid who appears on the song ‘Brandenburg Gate’, while Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello is featured on ‘Without End’.
The band released a statement following their signing:
“We are excited to announce that our tenth full-length record will be released on Spinefarm Records this spring,” the band stated. “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.“