Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have released a new music video for their cover of Buffalo Springfield‘s ‘For What It’s Worth.’ The video is first premiered on Democracy Now!. The video is a partnership with Everytown, featuring footage from the March For Our Lives and stats about gun violence.
Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. ‘For What It’s Worth’ comes off of Anti-Flag‘s recently announced album ‘American Reckoning,’ set to be released on Spinefarm Records on September 28. The album features acoustic versions of songs from their past two albums, as well as covers of songs that inspired them.
About the song, the band says: “Inspiration and the energy to keep fighting for social and economic justice comes in all forms. Many would not expect a punk rock band to take that inspiration from an artist like Buffalo Springfield, but they’d be wrong. We have been influenced by the power of this song for years. We have used portions of the groove and drum beat on Anti-Flag records and now have created this version of the song. The live footage in this video is from our 2018 summer European Tour, where everyday people would ask us about gun violence in America and what people were doing to confront it.
The March For Our Lives footage comes from the organization Everytown, who are on the frontlines of the battle against the NRA and the gun lobby in America. These are the people doing real work to confront gun violence here at home. To premiere this video via Democracy Now! is an absolute honor and privilege. When people ask us how they can become informed, be better citizens of the world, find news predicated upon empathy and the truth, we tell them to listen to Democracy Now! To be featured on this life-changing and undeniable force for truth and positive change in the world is incredibly special to our band.”