The current political roller coaster across the western world has given some good, if THE only good thing, plenty of punk material! I don't wish to be so crass about the depressing state of affairs, but music is a virtue to the escapism we so often crave. I hold onto the punk roots which opened my mind to music and life. And honestly, what is a better muse to the Anarchist Punks than Right-winged Bigotry?
We've had 30 years of Anti-Flag! ok technically it's only 20 years since their first album, 20 years since Drink Drank Punk & Fuck Police Brutality. Now 2017, we're a dozen albums in and still Anti-Flag are producing great tracks with no sign of letting up. Admittedly their was a lull in recent albums, but the afore mentioned state has given these veteran punks some gas.
American Fall, the follow up album to their 2015 release American Spring, aptly named for obvious reasons. The album is so we'll produced from start to end, the audial clarity to the story telling in the tracks. Notably the opening track 'American Attraction' which draws you in immediately with catchy lyrics and rifts.
As you can draw from the names there is a theme to the album and it's on my playlist for the long haul. If you haven't listened to it yet get on Spotify or Amazon Music and listen to it. Only downside.. it's only 11 tracks.
I'll leave you with the lyrics of Racist: