Our PropertyOfZack the Decade feature has been incredibly fun for us to launch over the past few months to celebrate ten year anniversaries of some of our favorite albums. Today’s feature is going to be a little different though. Anti-Flag are not celebrating a ten year album anniversary this year, but they are celebrating a 20 year anniversary as a band. We’re helping them do that today.
We have commentary from Anti-Flag themselves, Man Overboard, Code Orange Kids, Pentimento, Skinny Lister, The Braces, The Architects, Blacklist Royals, and Modern Baseball on multiple aspects of AF’s career over the past 20 years, and we think it’s pretty special.
SideOneDummy Records is also being incredibly rad and offering POZ viewers 20% off on their entire webstore until Thursday, May 16th with the code “POZ.” So check out the webstore here, AF’s 20 year anniversary tour dates here, and the whole Decade feature below!
Skinny Lister on Anti-Flag’s influence
Anti-Flag has a way of inspiring not just their fans, but their friends as well. I fell in love with Anti-Flag in high school and for years they were the anthem of my youth. Later while playing in The A.K.A.s, I got to meet them and tour with them and was happy to learn that the quality of people in the band ran just as deep as the quality of their music. Anti-Flag will always be a band for the people, and I am honored to call them friends. - Michael Camino (@skinnylister)
Code Orange Kids on A New Kind of Army
The first punk CD I ever owned was Anti-Flag’s A New Kind of Army. One of the first shows I went to was getting to see Anti-Flag in Pittsburgh. Both of these experiences shaped my musical palette as a lil’ guy. I read up on social issues and got in the push pit. It was tight. – Jami Morgan (@codeorangekids)
If there is one thing you wanted people to know about AF that they do not already know, what would it be?
Chris #2: We have fun. A lot of fun! We believe that being in a band should be fun. Not everything is about the politics of the band. That’s why we chose music. Because we are humans, we enjoy life, we want others to as well. In conjunction with that we believe that having a social conscience is important and making a statement is necessary to create change in the world. The truth is that people can have great lives and reach success without fucking over each other and the planet.
Modern Baseball on Chris #2’s bass riffs
My first exposure to Anti-Flag was when I was about 12 or 13 and I first discovered Fat Wreck’s Rock Against Bush comps with the band’s “School For Assassins” on it. After hearing that track, they quickly became one of my favorite bands because they were playing cool punk rock and singing about stuff they were super passionate about, which is a trait that was somewhat lacking in punk bands at the time. It’s crazy to think that I’ve been listening to Die For Your Government and The Terror State for about eight years now and even crazier to think they had been a band for twelve years before that. Not too many bands have it in them to put out records with such energy for so long. When I first started playing bass, Chris #2 was one of my favorite bassists and hell - he still is. Dude rips awesome bass lines left and right in a way that no one else can, which totally sets Anti-Flag from other punk bands like them. I mean, just listen to “Turncoat.” That last chorus is like insane bass riffage. I wish I was that good. Anyway, my point is I love that band and I’m super stoked that they’ve been around this long and I’m even more stoked to see them again at Bled Fest this year. – Ian Farmer (@modernbaseball)
If you could change one thing about your career what would you alter?
Chris #2: That’s interesting. I don’t like to really entertain scenarios like this because no matter what you’ve done, unless its harm someone physically, most of what happens in a music career is based on creative instinct and what is right for you at the time. So, it’s easy to have hindsight, but the butterfly effect of that change could alter everything else. One thing that nags us is that we should have trimmed the fat on some early songs. Some are way too long!
What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment over the last 20 years?
HUGE ANTI-FLAG Feature for their 20 Year Anniversary. Special surprise in there somewhere. Hint: Discount
We added some new items in our online store yesterday. Here is a list of all that good stuff.
1) LIMBECK 7” featuring a new song “Already Gone” and a Replacements cover “Skyway.” All pictured versions of this 7” are available for PRE-ORDER NOW!
2) Chuck Ragan/Brian Fallon “Gospel Songs” 7” is back in stock. We’ve got a dark forest green marble-ish color and an orange version. Both version as pictured below.
3) The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang El Jefe Design on a Gray American Apparel T-Shirt. Our most popular silkscreen poster was the El Jefe design for The Gaslight Anthem’s “American Slang.” After a helpful tip from the designer himself, we went ahead and decided to put this great design on a T-Shirt. This shirt is available NOW for purchase and ships later next week.
4) Our Flogging Molly - Live at The Greek Theatre 3LP set arrived this week so we wanted to share with you some pictures of how great this release looks.
One last thing to mention, we have FALL SAMPLERS! Every order in our online store will receive a sampler with music from The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Title Fight, We Are The Ocean, Trapper Schoepp and The Shades, Chuck Ragan, Audra Mae and more.
Our FEST T-Shirts made it back from Gainesville and are on sale NOW in our Online Store. Limited Stock. Sizes available are S-3XL.
The design for this is by El Jefe.
You can pick one up NOW before they’re all gone in HERE!
Title Fight - Warped Tour 2012 Pittsburgh - Photographer Caroline Moore
More great pictures from this set HERE! Thanks for sharing, Caroline ( @MooreClick )
Check out Caroline’s profile as she has amazing pictures by Flogging Molly, Rise Against, La Dispute, The Swellers and so much more.
Title Fight’s new record “Floral Green” is out September 18 and Pre-Orders are up NOW!
Oops… we spaced on letting everyone know that on Tuesday the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Compilation was released. This year there are TWO covers available. One features Rise Against and the other has All Time Low on the cover (pictured below).
As always, as we’re sure you’ve heard the legendary Jon Cheese say out on the Warped Tour, it’s “50 Bands for $5!”
Check out the tracklist:
1. Rise Against-Midnight Hands
2. Yellowcard-With You Around
3. Title Fight-Shed
4. The Used-Now That You’re Dead
5. New Found Glory-Summer Fling, Don’t Mean a Thing
6. Man Overboard-Rare
8. Transit-Skipping Stone
9. I Call Fives-Back Up Plan
10. Anti-Flag-Broken Bones
11. FourYearStrong-Not To Toot My Own Horn But, Beep Beep
12. We Are The Ocean-Overtime Is a Crime
13. Hostage Calm-The “M” Word
14. Polar Bear Club-Bottled Wind
16. Sharks-Able Moving Hearts
17. Make Do and Mend-Lucky
18. I Am The Avalanche-Holy %$#!
19. A Loss For Words-Wrightsville Beach
20. Chuck Ragan-Meet You In The Middle (acoustic basement)
21. Brian Marquis-They Used To Call It The Blues (acoustic basement)
22. Into It, Over It- P R O P E R (acoustic basement)
23. Koji-Giants Sleeping (acoustic basement)
24. Blacklist Royals- Brothers and Sisters (acoustic basement)
25. Nothington-Far To Go
1. All Time Low-Coffee Shop Soundtrack
2. Of Mice & Men-Ohioisonfire
3. Blessthefall-40 Days
4. Memphis May Fire- Prove Me Right
5. The Ghost Inside-Engine 45
6. Every Time I Die-Underwater Bimbos From Outer Space
7. Falling In Reverse-Good Girls Bad Guys
8. For Today-Fearless
9. Tonight Alive-Listening
10. We Are The In Crowd-Better Luck Next Time
11. Divided By Friday-Prove It
12. Sleeping With Sirens-Tally It Up, Settle The Score
13. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!-In Friends We Trust
14. Neo Geo-Sex Robot
15. Miss May I- Hey Mister
16. I Wrestled a Bear Once-Button It Up
17. Skip The Foreplay-DJ
18. Vanna-I, The Remover
19. Chelsea Grin-Everlasting Sleep
20. Motionless In White-Abigail
21. Ballyhoo!-Last Night
22. Murderland-Another Homicide
23. Cold Forty Three-Hundred Dollar Bail
24. Jukebox Romantics-Monster Hands
25. Lost In Society-Everybody’s Gone
For those of you who are living in a digital world, you can purchase the comp or selected songs from the compilation on iTunes.
Anti-Flag are currently featured in Wired.com’s ‘Underwire: The Beat Goes On.’
“In The General Strike, we celebrate those who bring a new vision for the world to the table,” Anti-Flag vocalist and guitarist Justin Sane told Wired in an e-mail interview. “People who stand for workers rights, human rights, a just representative political system, and a new mode of doing business where sustainability is the norm not the exception.”
Just wanted to fill everyone in on the Anti-Flag ‘The General Strike’ Pre-Order!
First of all, we hope you’re all digging the new record and want to thank the band for delivering another awesome record for us to release. Looks like a lot of great records were released yesterday and we are happy to have one of our own in the loop.
All orders for The General Strike have been shipped. Every last one of them. Whether it was CD only, CD+Shirt, LP+Shirt, White Splatter LP, ‘I Want It All Bundle’ or any other option you chose. So if your order has not arrived yet, more than likely it is on the way. We know yesterday was release day, but we note on our online store that all orders will arrive ON or AROUND release date because we can’t really predict the transit time once it leaves our warehouse. Promising that every order will arrive by street date is just not going to happen when we’re shipping out a ton of records. So just give it a few days. Patience, grasshoppers!
However, we did experience a delay with the White Splatter LPs. So if you ordered one of those, your order is on the way and should be arriving soon. We apologize for this delay but the manufacturing of this sweet looking piece got delayed a bit but we banged them all out the door when they arrived yesterday. You can listen to the album on AOL all this week (link below) or you can email us at email@example.com and hit us up with your order number and we’ll provide you with a download link in the meantime if you’d like. We don’t want you guys not being able to jam to these tunes because your rad looking vinyl was delayed a bit.
Check out how awesome the White w/ Red Splatter looks!
As always, if you have absolutely any questions concerning an order, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take care of you immediately. Please allow for a 48 hours reply time.
Thanks to everyone who purchased ‘The General Strike’
Listen to it all week on AOL Spinner
And don’t forget that Anti-Flag will be on this years Warped Tour - Link
SideOneDummy Warehouse Manager - Alex
For the rest of this week, you can listen to Anti-Flag’s new album, ‘The General Strike’ over at AOL Spinner. Click on the link above to listen now.
Our Anti-Flag Pre-Order bundles are still available in our Online Store HERE!
AbsolutePunk.net is streaming We Are The Ocean’s ‘Go Now and Live’ album in it’s entirety this week. Click HERE to head on over and give the album a listen.
Release Date: 2/28/12
Click HERE for all the Pre-Order options available in our Online Store.
Anti-Flag lyric video for “1915” filmed in Thailand
Anti-Flag “1915” Lyric Video - Filmed in Thailand on our recent
Southeast Asia tour 2012.
“Joe Hill may have been the 1st punk rock musician. He didn’t have the
same aesthetic to his sound, but he certainly had the attitude. He
fought diligently for human rights. He questioned nationalism at what
we can only believe was it’s peak. He inspired so many people while
alive and for sure even more after his death.
He was killed in November of 1915 by firing squad for what many
believe was a murder he did not commit. Joe believed he was worth more
to the labour movement as a dead martyr then if he was alive. He was
cremated, his ashes placed into around 600 envelopes according to
Wobbly (IWW - International Workers of The World) folklore, they were
sent many places, sprinkled at places he loved, ingested by our dear
friend and legend Billy Bragg, one envelope that read “Joe Hill
Murdered By The Capitalist Class” was seized by the US Postal Service
in 1917 for its “subversive potential”.
Often, we have to look backwards for inspiration on how to proceed forward.
The song 1915 is us doing just that.”
“The General Strike” out everywhere March 20, 2012 (SideOneDummy Records)
THE GENERAL STRIKE RECORD RELEASE TOUR
Anti-Flag with The Flatliners and Have Nots
03/06 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
03/07 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
03/08 New York, NY – The Studio
03/09 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
03/10 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Redwood Art Space
03/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
03/12 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
03/13 Chicago, IL – Reggies
The General Strike Pre-Order at SideOneDummy Online Store
The good folks over at Amazon.com currently have Flogging Molly’s ‘Within a Mile of Home’ album priced at $5. Click on the above link to purchase!
It was just announced that Title Fight will be on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. They’ll be joining Bayside, Polar Bear Club, Man Overboard, and many other bands this summer! Check out all the bands announced so far HERE!
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale this spring - keep checking the Warped website for updates!
Check out Title Fight’s video for “Shed” below!
Anti-Flag “Neo-Liberal Anthem”
The 13 tracks that comprise the bands 8th studio album are arguably their most aggressive to date. With influences ranging from hardcore to modern folk punk, The General Strike is reckless yet tight, experimental yet familiar, and as impassioned and enraged as…
New Anti-Flag tune. Check it out and check out the preorder HERE!