Anti-Flag release new album ‘Lies They Tell Our Children,’ share video for ‘Sold Everything’

Incendiary Pittsburgh punk rockers Anti-Flag have released their 13th album ‘Lies They Tell Our Children,’ via Spinefarm Records. To celebrate the release, the band will be featured on the upcoming cover of New Noise. The issue includes a flexi-disc featuring the band’s take on the Dead Milkmen classic ‘Punk Rock Girl,’ and fans can get it HERE.

Additionally, the band has shared the video for ‘Sold Everything.’ The video was directed by the activistic collective Indecline, who impressively made seven videos for the album tracks. The band shared a deep dive into the track, which can be found HERE.

2023 is an incredibly important year for Anti-Flag, as it marks three decades of profound punk rock. “2023 — 30 years of Anti-Flag. If we’re being completely honest, this milemarker of longevity is both unbelievable to us and at the same time not a shock at all,” shared the band.

“The four of us have committed our lives to these songs, shows, and records. We have placed precedence on this work and believe it to be intrinsically tied to our value as people on this planet. If you would have asked the kids who started this band if we would still be Anti-Flag 30 years later, we would have probably thought we wouldn’t make it this long. But we would have collectively resounded that as long as we’re alive, we would be making music with the goal of unifying people and communities, positioning empathy over apathy, and using everything at our disposal to be agitators and disruptors of status quo, exploitative, capitalist politics,” they continue.

‘Lies They Tell Our Children’ artwork:

01. Sold Everything
02. Modern Meta Medicine feat. Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage
03. Laugh. Cry. Smile. Die. feat. Shane Told of Silverstein
04. The Fight Of Our Lives feat. Tim Mcilrath of Rise Against and Brian Baker of Bad Religion
05. Imperialism feat. Ashrita Kumar of Pinkshift
06. Victory Or Death (We Gave ‘Em Hell) feat. Campino of Die Toten Hosen
07. The Hazardous
08. Shallow Graves feat. Tré Burt
09. Work & Struggle
10. Nvrevr feat. Stacey Dee of Bad Cop/Bad Cop
11. Only In My Head

‘Lies They Tell Our Children’ represents a band that is still working on its craft, and we challenged ourselves to be better songwriters, leaving familiarity and comfort zones. Perhaps it’s too ambitious to make your 13th full-length album a concept record, but if we have learned anything through our privileged lenses of longevity, it’s to be true to ourselves. This was our plan. A record that is fulfilling emotionally and spiritually, we basically said ‘Fuck it, this is the record we wanted to make, the people we wanted to collaborate with, the type of song we want to play live and share across the globe.’,” the band says about the new album.

“It’s a shot of optimism and inspiration to carry on, stay the course, created because it’s what we have to do. We hope that people like it, listen to it, stream it, or whatever… but truthfully, we would be doing all of this with or without an audience, it’s all we have known as Anti-Flag for 30 years and we don’t see that changing any time soon,” they conclude.

‘Lies They Tell Our Children’ was recorded, produced, and mixed by Jon Lundin. Fans can also check out the band on the tour soon:

Dates with Flogging Molly and Skinny Lister:

February 2nd – ACL Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX
February 3rd – The Fillmore – New Orleans, LA
February 4th – Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
February 5th – The Senate – Columbia, SC
February 7th – The Mill Mine – Knoxville, TN
February 8th – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
February 10th – The Signal – Chattanooga, TN
February 11th – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall – Louisville, KY
February 14th – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
February 15th – The National – Richmond, VA
February 17th – Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
February 18th – The Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ
February 19th – The Hall at Live! Casino & Hotel – Hanover, MD
February 21st – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC
February 22nd – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
February 24th – Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Atlantic City, NJ
February 25th – Wind Creek Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
February 26th – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
February 28th – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

March 1st – Landmark Theatre – Syracuse, NY
March 3rd – The Sylvee – Madison, WI
March 4th – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
March 5th – The Clyde Theatre – Fort Wayne, IN
March 7th – JJ’s Live – Fayetteville, AR
March 8th – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
March 10th – Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge – Kansas City, MO
March 11th – The Admiral – Omaha, NE
March 12th – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
March 14th – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
March 16th – Chelsea Theatre – Las Vegas, NV
March 17th – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
March 18th – Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
March 19th – Grand Sierra Resort – Reno, NV

European festivals:

June 3-4th – SBÄM Fest – Linz, Austria
June 15-18th – Graspop – Dessel, Belgium
June 24th – Vainstream Rockfest – Münster, Germany
July 2nd – Slam Dunk – Rimini, Italy

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