Final month, Anti-Flag unveiled their thirteenth album, Lies They Inform Our Youngsters. The punk-rock veterans additionally will hit the highway on separate 2023 excursions with Flogging Molly and the Bouncing Souls.
First, Anti-Flag will assist Flogging Molly on a winter outing that kicks off Thursday night time (February 2nd) in Austin, Texas, and runs by a March nineteenth present in Reno, Nevada. Then they’ll head out on tour with the Bouncing Souls for 2 legs, one in April and one other in October. Tickets to most exhibits can be found by way of Ticketmaster or StubHub.
Anti-Flag have been tackling sociopolitical points for 30 years now, and that’s no totally different on Lies They Inform Our Youngsters. The LP, which was launched on January sixth of this yr, options visitor spots from Jesse Leach (Killswitch Interact), Tim McIlrath (Rise In opposition to), and Brian Baker (Minor Menace, Unhealthy Faith), amongst others.
Previous to the discharge of the album, Heavy Consequence caught up with frontman Justin Sane on the Louder Than Life pageant in Louisville, Kentucky.
Concerning the album’s title, Sane informed us within the video above, “Lies They Tell Our Children was a pamphlet that was put out by the fossil-fuel industry in the 1980s. The fossil-fuel industry did all this research on burning carbon, and what they realized was that they were heating up the atmosphere. So they realized they were creating global warming.”
He continued, “As that information leaked out and other scientists were doing the same kind of work and coming to the same conclusion, the fossil-fuel industry started putting out all this propaganda to confuse people and make people think that global warming wasn’t real. One of the pamphlets they put out was called Lies They Tell Our Children.”
Sane additionally touched on the one “Imperialism,” and the way it pertains to the present struggle in Ukraine. “Obviously, with the war in Ukraine, that has really been on our minds a lot, because we’ve been to Ukraine a lot, and we’ve been to Russia a lot. … Clearly, the war was started by Putin. Very few people in Russia see it that way, but because of the kind of band we are, we know people in Russia who are agitators and people who are fighting for human rights … so they could see what was happening.”
He added, “Of course, imperialism is an issue that’s gone on now for hundreds and hundreds of years, and almost every major superpower is guilty of it.”
Sane additionally mentioned the tenth anniversary of Anti-Flag’s ninth album, The Basic Strike, which was just lately reissued, in addition to his ideas on the band’s 30-year profession. Watch the complete interview within the video above.
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