It’s often said that uncertain political climates that benefit the few and rich instead of the common person breed the best kind of music. Remember the Rock Against Bush compilation series, which featured some of the best punk rock bands around? Or Anti-Flag’s corresponding rise to prominence in the Bush era, releasing arguably their 3 best records in Underground Network // The Terror State // For Blood And Empire? Unrest really does breed great art – look at how successful American Idiot was for Green Day.
The same can be said for Rise Against – while they need very little introduction to most people, the band hasn’t made a bad album yet through 7 full-length albums. 2014’s The Black Market was a solid slice of alt-rock/melodic punk-rock that both sustained their run of successful albums and gained solid press. Most fans are expecting a new album from the band, who are headed out on tour this summer with Deftones, but there’s been a tiny change in the world since then. It’s rather orange, and it goes without saying that there’s plenty of subjects to sing about. Treatment of minorities? Yeah. Income inequality? Perhaps.
It surprised no one, then, when earlier today Rise Against teased what appears to be a tracklist to a new album – except you really can’t read it. It’s a tease, sure, but it’s rather easy to unveil if you look closely. Don’t believe us? Check it out below, and stay tuned for likely new music from RA, which makes a lot of sense considering they’ll be touring this summer. Stay tuned.
“It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be.”