ANTI-FLAG STREAM AMERICAN SPRING VIA AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
ALBUM OUT MAY 25 VIA SPINEFARM
Anti-Flag will release American Spring on May 25 through Spinefarm Records.
The Pittsburgh punk rockers are now streaming the entire album via Art for Amnesty – Amnesty International’s platform that brings together artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers and all types of creatives who help us to navigate the complex human rights challenges we face today.
A-F and AI are of the same mindset, and this has turned into action; the decade-plus relationship has seen Amnesty International volunteers serve as speakers at Anti-Flag shows.
In 2013, the band joined forces with Art for Amnesty to release an electrifying version of “Toast to Freedom”, the now-classic commemorative song written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International.
Prior to that, Amnesty International and Anti-Flag launched a 2012 campaign against torture and the NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision. To raise awareness, they released a music video for “This Is the New Sound”.
Clearly, the relationship is one based on the desire for change and the protection of human rights.
“Amnesty International is an organization that actually saves lives. Daily, their mission is to speak up and stand up for those who cannot for themselves. The record American Spring is about the very same idea. We have been honoured to have Amnesty International table our shows and spread the agenda of human rights and equality, continuing the battle against injustice. Having them premiere our record is a truly humbling experience.”
Watch the brand new video for “Brandenburg Gate”, featuring Tim Armstrong of Rancid.
02.08.2015 London @ The Old Blue Last (am and pm shows)
06.08.2015 Blackpool @ Rebellion Festival
08.08.2015 London @ Brooklyn Bowl – PUNKS AND PINS
09.08.2015 Bristol @ The Marble Factory