NYC-based antifolk punk outfit American Anymen has announced they will release their new EP in mid-September. Called ‘Flag Burner’, this release addresses multiple contentious aspects of today’s governance and society, and the corrupt situation prevalent today in the echelons of power.
This is the band’s 12th album, following up on the band’s ‘Start My Center’ LP, which was produced by Jen Turner (Natalie Merchant, Here We Go Magic). The band also recently explored their softer side on the recently-released ‘Oui’ EP, which entailed a collaboration with French songstress Lise. Both releases were critically acclaimed.
“Flag Burner is a reaction to the facist in the White House,” says American Anymen’s Brett Sullivan. “It was written with the idea that messages being subtly delivered in poetic lyrics was simply not enough in a Trump America. So the songs are blunt and literal. We have to speak our against these people, and the culture and rhetoric they promote. Locker room talk should not be their norm.”
‘Flag Burner’ will be released on September 15, but is already available to stream from American Anymen’s Bandcamp
Back vocals and spoken word by Chris Urban on ‘President 2’
Cover artwork by Mike Shoykhet
Photography by Courtney Farren