Anti-Flag reveal evocative ‘American Spring’ album artwork plus full tracklist

Anti-Flag reveal evocative ‘American Spring’ album artwork plus full tracklist
Spinefarm Records Debut Releases May 25th

Anti-Flag – American Spring (Front and Back Cover)

Historically, Pittsburgh-based punk stalwarts Anti-Flag have always had important, socially conscious messages to convey and musical statements they’ve been driven to make, and that ethos remains intact with new album, American Spring – their Spinefarm Records debut, due out May 25th.

The band has shared the front & back album artwork, and the images will certainly spark conversation and perhaps inspire change, which is the spirit in which punk rock was initially founded. There are plenty of ways in which the viewer can interpret the vivid artwork, which features a woman wearing a black hajib veil, while the back cover shows an American soldier in combat fatigues; both of their faces are obscured by an exploding pink flower.

“The songs on American Spring are an aggressive critique of the global social and political climate of 2015,” Anti-Flag explain. “The artwork is no different. The cover art is meant to challenge our collective view of violence and peace.  The entire American Spring package includes essays, personal liner notes, and further information behind the driving forces of each song, detailing ways for us all to take action against injustice in the world. The American Spring is now.”

On March 31st, the first track on the album, ‘Fabled World’, will be premiered worldwide.   The full album track-listing is as follows:

American Spring – Track List


1) Fabled World
2) The Great Divide
3) Brandenburg Gate
4) Sky Is Falling
5) Walk Away
6) Song For Your Enemy
7) Set Yourself On Fire
8) All of The Poison, All of The Pain
9) Break Something
10) Without End
11) Believer
12) To Hell With Boredom
13) Low Expectations
14) The Debate Is Over (if you want it)


About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!