Hands Up Don’t Shoot: Anti-Flag Release New Song To Benefit Michael Brown Memorial Fund

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 18, 2014

Anti-Flag have released a new recording of “Police Story” to benefit the Michael Brown Jr. Memorial Fund. Stream the song and download it to support the memorial below after the jump.

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Anti-Flag Stream “Close My Eyes”

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 6, 2014

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Anti-Flag have released a new song called “Close My Eyes” from their 20 year release. Stream the song below after the jump.

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Anti-Flag Announce Summer World Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 11, 2014

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Anti-Flag are touring the world this summer. Check out all the dates below after the jump.

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Anti-Flag Greatest Hits: A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 3, 2014

Anti-Flag will be releasing a greatest hits record, A Document Of Dissent: 1993-2013,via Fat Wreck Chords on July 22nd. Check out the artwork and track listing for the release below after the jump.

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All Time Low Cover “Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)” With Anti-Flag’s Chris #2

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 15, 2014

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All Time Low recently covered Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag” on the Love Like Tour with Anti-Flag’s Chris #2. Check out the cover below after the jump.

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POZ 10Of’13: SideOneDummy Records Family

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 10, 2013

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PropertyOfZack is back with a new 10Of’13 End Of The Year Lists with our friends in the SideOneDummy Records family. Check out lists from Anti-Flag, Restorations, Dresses, Pup, and Erik Griffin below! 

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Anti-Flag Stream Unreleased “I Hate People Like You” Demo

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 5, 2013

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Anti-Flag have posted an unreleased demo called “I Hate People Like You.” Stream it via Noisey here or below after the jump.

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POZ Playlist: Fat Wreck Chords Tour 2013

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 6, 2013

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The 2013 Fat Wreck Chords Tour is here with Less Than JakeAnti-FlagMasked Intruder, and Get Dead, and we’re stoked to have all of the bands together for a new Playlist feature. Check out the Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts!

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Summer is officially over here in Florida, The unbearable heat takes the backseat to “kinda hot” during the day and ” I almost can wear this hoodie” at night. This time of year people are less crazy, yelling less often and generally drunk later. This is my time to ratchet up the coffee consumption and it’s also the time to listen to less reggae but not quite the middle of winter when I listen to blast beat death metal. This time of year calls for music that’s like a jolt of the blackest coffee, it’s the time of year to look forward to next summer already. Summer is officially over in Florida and it’s ok by me. Vinnie Fiorello

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Bi**lly Bragg - Richard
Always open a mix with a tug on the heart strings. Billy is untouchable. 
The Menzingers - Good Things
I never will not listen to this song. It’s stuck with me since I saw them play it love months before “on the impossible…” came out. 
Arcade Fire.- Reflektor 
New jam. It’s too long. But I don’t care. The band is loved by many and I am one of them. 
Dead Kennedys.- Straight A’s *Song is not on Spotify
This song connected with me so much at 15. It made me want to make songs that connected with people the same way. 
The Clash  - Jimmy Jazz 
Most underrated track on London Calling. It was always my favorite. A controversial pick for sure. 
The Marked Men - A Little Time 
It’s turning fall. But this song sounds like Indian summer. 
Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy 
Everyone should listen to Muddy. If you don’t own some sort of collection of his, do yourself a favor and get one. 
Tilly and The Wall - Chandelier Lake
I heard this song once the other day. I’ve always liked tilly and the wall, but I really loved this track. 
The Flatliners - Drown In Blood
Chris’ voice on this record is amazing. He told me he wrote some of this song on our Australian tour last year which is rad. 
Worlds Scariest Police Chases – Americunt *Song is not on Spotify
In the studio with these guys, numerous times they pushed my comfort level with their lyrics on the line of challenging and PC’ness or offensiveness. But they always came out on the side of hilarious and taking the piss out of ourselves. I can’t wait for this record to be released and see how the world reacts to their insanity. - Chris #2

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It’s near Halloween so I’ve been listening to a lot of dark and creepy stuff lately.

Those Poor Bastards – Deep in the Mud
I’ve been listening to a lot of Those Poor Bastards lately. They are from Madison, Wisconsin and they actually wrote the song Pills I Took, that Hank Williams III covered on his album Straight to Hell. My favorite song by them is probably either Deep in the Mud or Drown in the River.
Nick Cave – The Curse of Millhaven
Another guy who’s real creepy and fun to listen to around this time is Nick Cave. One of my favorite songs of his is the Curse of Millhaven because it’s about a girl who seems… interesting.
Murder City Devils – Idle Hands
The Murder City Devils are always good creepy punk rock. It also seems like there’s always a rumor that they are back together and coming out with a new album soon. I really hope that’s not just a rumor. One of my favorites from them is Idle Hands.
Alkaline Trio – Private Eye
Private Eye by Alkaline Trio is another great tune. They are nice and creepy and that one actually has something to do with crime.

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POZ BandsOnBands: Stray From The Path On Anti-Flag

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 30, 2013

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Monday means BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the new PropertyOfZack features today with drummer Dan Bourke of Stray From The Path. The band just released Anonymous, so make sure to pick it up here

In this week’s feature, Dan talks about his love for Anti-Flag. Listen to songs by Anti-Flag here and check out what Dan had to say about one of his biggest influences below!\

From Dan Bourke:

While you might be surprised, most of us in Stray From The Path have almost polar opposite taste in music. I may be the only Anti Flag fan in the bunch. but this band had such a tremendous impact on my childhood and my songwriting to this day. 

I started listening to music at a abnormally young age, and it wasnt long until i found bands like Alice in Chains, Guns n Roses, and Rage Against the Machine. Rage specifically was a Band that had such an amazing agenda, and brought it to your everyday mainstream “Rock” fan. But it wasnt until luckily i found out underground music existed, and there was this band called Anti Flag, that for me, was more on my level, more of a band that i could look at as a peer. I felt much more able to relate with their straight forward and honest approach to writing. Anti Flag had a shit ton to say, and they didnt make it hard for you to decode in their lyrics. They were not afraid to put it all out there. They never broke through as any mainstream band unfortunatly because i know if the masses got to listen to them and hear what they had to say the way i did, things might be a bit different. I was very young when i found them, and in no way did they brainwash me like my mother would say, they offered ideas in their songs that their is more to this world then what you may see/hear/read. Even to this very day at 27 years old me and my mother were having a political debate recently, and i ended up saying something that was a direct 6 word quote from a song of theirs. Free thinking is huge, and this band helped me realize this long ago.

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Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Masked Intruder Announce The Fat Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 12, 2013

Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, and Masked Intruder will be heading out on the Fat Tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Stream: Anti-Flag - “Police Story (Re-Recorded)”

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 25, 2013

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Anti-Flag's first 20 Years Of Hell 7” split has been announced, and it’s with Worlds Scariest Police Chases. The 7” features three Anti-Flag songs, including a re-recorded bonus track version of “Police Story” that only subscribers have access to, and PropertyOfZack is very excited to be streaming the song today. Pick up the 7” here and stream the re-recorded version of “Police Story” below!

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Anti-Flag Announce First Vol. 1 Of 7” Series

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 24, 2013

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Anti-Flag have announced their first 7” split with Worlds Scariest Police Chases as part of their 20 Years Of Hell series Check out the artwork and track listing below after the jump.

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Anti-Flag Release “Broken Bones” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 26, 2013

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Anti-Flag have released a new music video for “Broken Bones.” Watch it below after the jump. 

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Anti-Flag Announce 7” Subscription Series ‘20 Years Of Hell’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 12, 2013

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Anti-Flag will be releasing a six volume subscription 7” series this year called 20 Years Of Hell to celebrate their history as a band. The A-side of each release will feature an Anti-Flag song with the b-side featuring a song by a younger band. Check out the AF side’s below after the jump.!

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POZ Decade: Anti-Flag - A 20 Year Celebration

by Zack Zarrillo - May 14, 2013

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Our PropertyOfZack the Decade feature has been incredibly fun for us to launch over the past few months to celebrate ten year anniversaries of some of our favorite albums. Today’s feature is going to be a little different though. Anti-Flag are not celebrating a ten year album anniversary this year, but they are celebrating a 20 year anniversary as a band. We’re helping them do that today.

We have commentary from Anti-Flag themselves, Man Overboard, Code Orange Kids, Pentimento, Skinny Lister, The Braces, The Architects, Blacklist Royals, and Modern Baseball on multiple aspects of AF’s career over the past 20 years, and we think it’s pretty special.

SideOneDummy Records is also being incredibly rad and offering POZ viewers 20% off on their entire webstore until Thursday, May 16th with the code “POZ.” So check out the webstore here, AF’s 20 year anniversary tour dates here, and the whole Decade feature below!

Skinny Lister on Anti-Flag’s influence
Anti-Flag has a way of inspiring not just their fans, but their friends as well. I fell in love with Anti-Flag in high school and for years they were the anthem of my youth. Later while playing in The A.K.A.s, I got to meet them and tour with them and was happy to learn that the quality of people in the band ran just as deep as the quality of their music. Anti-Flag will always be a band for the people, and I am honored to call them friends. - Michael Camino (@skinnylister)
 
Code Orange Kids on A New Kind of Army
The first punk CD I ever owned was Anti-Flag’s A New Kind of Army. One of the first shows I went to was getting to see Anti-Flag in Pittsburgh. Both of these experiences shaped my musical palette as a lil’ guy. I read up on social issues and got in the push pit. It was tight. – Jami Morgan (@codeorangekids)

If there is one thing you wanted people to know about AF that they do not already know, what would it be?
Chris #2: We have fun. A lot of fun! We believe that being in a band should be fun. Not everything is about the politics of the band. That’s why we chose music. Because we are humans, we enjoy life, we want others to as well. In conjunction with that we believe that having a social conscience is important and making a statement is necessary to create change in the world. The truth is that people can have great lives and reach success without fucking over each other and the planet. 
 
Modern Baseball on Chris #2’s bass riffs
My first exposure to Anti-Flag was when I was about 12 or 13 and I first discovered Fat Wreck’s Rock Against Bush comps with the band’s “School For Assassins” on it. After hearing that track, they quickly became one of my favorite bands because they were playing cool punk rock and singing about stuff they were super passionate about, which is a trait that was somewhat lacking in punk bands at the time. It’s crazy to think that I’ve been listening to Die For Your Government and The Terror State for about eight years now and even crazier to think they had been a band for twelve years before that. Not too many bands have it in them to put out records with such energy for so long. When I first started playing bass, Chris #2 was one of my favorite bassists and hell - he still is. Dude rips awesome bass lines left and right in a way that no one else can, which totally sets Anti-Flag from other punk bands like them. I mean, just listen to “Turncoat.” That last chorus is like insane bass riffage. I wish I was that good. Anyway, my point is I love that band and I’m super stoked that they’ve been around this long and I’m even more stoked to see them again at Bled Fest this year. – Ian Farmer (@modernbaseball)

If you could change one thing about your career what would you alter?
Chris #2: That’s interesting. I don’t like to really entertain scenarios like this because no matter what you’ve done, unless its harm someone physically, most of what happens in a music career is based on creative instinct and what is right for you at the time. So, it’s easy to have hindsight, but the butterfly effect of that change could alter everything else. One thing that nags us is that we should have trimmed the fat on some early songs. Some are way too long! 

What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment over the last 20 years?

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