Veteran punk band Anti-Flag is set to release a new acoustic compilation record this fall, and in anticipation of its release, the band has debuted the video for the album’s lead single.
The band debuted the video for its acoustic take of ‘American Attraction’ today via BrooklynVegan. The reworked take is just one of 10 re-worked songs included in the band’s upcoming acoustic compilation American Reckoning, which is due out September 28 via Spinefarm Records.
The songs featured in American Reckoning are taken from the band’s 2017 album American Fall and its predecessor/companion record American Spring (2015), and also include a handful of cover tunes. Its full track listing is noted below.
American Reckoning Track Listing
1. The Debate Is Over (If You Want It)
2. Trouble Follows Me
3. American Attraction
4. When The Wall Falls
6. Set Yourself On Fire
7. Brandenburg Gate
8. Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon cover)
9. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
10. Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)
The band said in a collective statement that American Reckoning is the final movement in a trilogy started with American Spring.
“This chapter of our band started with the hope of American Spring, the anger of American Fall and comes to cessation with American Reckoning,” the band said. “This piece focuses on songs from both records (Spring/Fall) that we felt maintain their relevance, even in the distraction politic Donald Trump America, where issues and truth are distorted in a second’s time. We also wanted to provide insight into our influences that lead us to write the records, that’s where the covers come in. They are songs that people may not expect to be influential to Anti-Flag records, but either in their messaging or sonics they were tremendously impactful to us as individuals and hence the song writing process.”
The band went on to say in its statement that American Reckoning was key because it is a record that serves to bring back statements that fight the issues raised by the nation’s current administration.
“We cannot be knee-jerk reactionary to a president that uses corporate media to endlessly lie,” the band said. “We created statements and art that we feel directly combat these tactics. American Reckoning has allowed us to revisit some of those previous statements and shine new light on them.”
Some of the acoustic takes included in American Reckoning may be performed during Anti-Flag’s upcoming live North American and European dates. The band is currently scheduled to wrap the North American leg of its current tour with a run from August 26 to September 30.
After some down time, the band will head overseas for the European leg of its tour, which is scheduled to start October 11 in Vienna, Austria and run through November 6 in Dublin, Ireland. the full schedule for the band’s upcoming dates is noted below.
8/26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Four Chord Festival
9/2 – Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
9/6 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory^
9/9 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works^
9/11 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s^
9/12 – Houston, TX – Revention Center^
9/13 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Music Factory^
9/15 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amp^
9/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex^
9/17 – Boise, ID – Revolution^
9/19 – Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse^
9/20 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle^
9/21 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Center^
9/23 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum^
9/24 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater^
9/25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom^
9/28/18 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
9/29 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl^
9/30 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater^
10/12 – Wels, AT – Alter Schlachthof*
10/13 – Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse*
10/14 – Prague, CZ – Meet Factory*
10/16 – Hannover, DE – Pavillon*
10/18 – Berlin, DE – SO36*
10/19 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik*
10/20 – Köln, DE – Live Music Hall*
10/21 – Stuttgart, DE – Longhorn*
10/23 – Munich, DE – Backstage Werk*
10/25 – Saarbrucken, DE – Garage*
10/26 – Haarlem, NL Patronaat – ANTIfest*
10/27 – Hasselt, BE Muziekodroom – Groezrock Indoor*
10/28 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof – ANTIfest*
10/30 – Birmingham, UK – Asylum#
10/31 – Bristol, UK – SWX#
11/1 – London, UK – Heaven#
11/2 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2#
11/3 – Glasgow, UK – Garage#
11/5 – Belfast, UK – Foundry#
11/6 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s#^ = w/ Rise Against, AFI
* = w/ Silverstein, Cancer Bats, Worriers
# = w/ Cancer Bats,Worriers
The band’s European run includes two festival shows, the first on October 26 in Haarlem, Netherlands and the second on October 28 at Wiesbaden, Germany. The full details on those shows is noted below.
26 OCT 2018
city: Haarlem, Netherlands
line-up: Anti-Flag, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Silverstein, Cancer Bats, Prestige, Black Peaks, Culture Abuse, Worriers, Tusky, Drones
28 OCT 2018
City: Wiesbaden, Germany
line-up: Anti-Flag, Silverstein, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cancer Bats, Black Peaks, Worriers, Tusky
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