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Album: Anti-Flag – The General Strike

February 21st, 2012

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20 March 2012

by Tomas Doyle

In many ways, Anti-Flag are a byword for the sort of one-dimensional politiking which finds its spiritual home on the Warped Tour and whose central tenets appear to be Don’t Bomb Iraq For Oil / Vans Authentics For Everyone. Oft dismissed by those who prefer the more “serious” political stances of the punk underground on the one hand, and the more erudite protestations of NOFX (who have consistently proved themselves to be the best at skate-punk-with-views) on the other, Anti-Flag show no signs of changing their tune on The General Strike – their ninth studio album.

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Interview: Thursday – “While writing this record some of us experienced an ‘adult’ loss of innocence.”

February 11th, 2009

With their fifth album, Common Existence due to hit iPods imminently, Mischa Pearlman caught up with Thursday keyboardist, Andrew Everding about the state of America and the post-hardcore legends’ role in all of it.

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First, let’s start with the new album, Common Existence. Can you talk a little about making it and the themes and ideas that inspired it?

“It took a year and a half to write and record the new album, and I don’t think any of us expected it taking this long. As much as we would have liked to write and record a record in six months and get back on the road it didn’t happen.

“Some of the themes have a sense that there might not be as much optimism in the world as we were hoping to have. While writing this record some of us experienced an ‘adult’ loss of innocence. In defence against that, we were steering the record as much as we could towards what used to inspire us the most – the spark that used to ignite us on stage.”

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