MUSIC NEWS: Anti-Flag Announce Acoustic Record ‘American Reckoning’
Political punks Anti-Flag will release a new acoustic album, titled American Reckoning, on the 28th September via Spinefarm Records. The album features acoustic versions of songs from their past two albums, as well as covers of songs that inspired them.
“When you’re a band that has been together as long as Anti-Flag has you take nothing for granted,” the band comment. “We have far exceeded any personal expectations we have had for the band, our art and the reach that it has had. This chapter of our band started with the hope of American Spring, the anger of American Fall and comes to cessation with American Reckoning…”
“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 seconds time,” they continue. “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.”
To coincide with the announcement, the band have released a video for the acoustic version of The Debate Is Over (If You Want It).