Pittsburgh’s political punk band Anti-Flag premiered a new music video for their cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” on Democracy Now! featuring footage from March For Our Lives and stats about gun violence that speak volumes to the ongoing issues within society.
The video is also in partnership with Everytown, an American movement that promotes ending gun violence and creating safer communities and features clips from March For Our Lives, a student-led demonstration in March earlier this year in support of tighter gun control, that is available to stream on Democracy Now!
‘For What It’s Worth‘ is the latest track from the band’s recently announced forthcoming album American Reckoning, arriving September 28th via Spinefarm Records, the features chilling acoustic versions of songs from their previous two albums, as well as covers of songs that inspired them.
Speaking about the upcoming album Anti-Flag explained “When you’re a band that has been together as long as Anti-Flag has you take nothing for granted. We have far exceeded any personal expectations we have had for the band, our art and the reach that it has had. This chapter of our band started with the hope of American Spring, the anger of American Fall and comes to cessation with American Reckoning,”
“This piece focuses on songs from both records (Spring/Fall) that we felt maintain their relevance, even in the distraction politic Donald Trump America, where issues and truth are distorted in a seconds time. We also wanted to provide insight into our influences that lead us to write the records, that’s where the covers come in,
We cannot be knee-jerk reactionary to a president that uses corporate media to endlessly lie, we created statements and art that we feel directly combat these tactics,American Reckoning has allowed us to revisit some of those previous statements and shine new light on them.”
Anti-Flag will be travelling around the UK later this year with Cancer Bats and Worriers. Details for their tour can be found below:
UK Tour Dates:
30/10 – Birmingham, UK – Asylum#
31/10 – Bristol, UK – SWX#
1/11 – London, UK – Heaven#
2/11 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2#
3/11 – Glasgow, UK – Garage#
5/11 – Belfast, UK – Foundry#
6/11 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s#
# = w/ Cancer Bats,Worriers