In the wake of the tragic events that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia last week (August 12th 2017), where a car drove into protesters at a Unite The Right rally resulting in the death of one and a further nineteen being injured, political punks Anti-Flag released a new song, titled ‘Racists’.
Along with addressing the messages and opinions of many protesters today, which ultimately acted as a catalyst for the unfortunate events that came to fruition, the track will also feature on the band’s forthcoming album, ‘American Fall’.
You can stream, listen to, and check out the song ‘Racists’ below.
Speaking of the song and what occurred that day, the band have stated, “We stand in solidarity with those fighting racism and fascism in the streets of Charlottesville and beyond. We believe it is time for the removal of all monuments to the confederacy and the racism for which they stand. We must put these symbols of white supremacy into places where the proper context can be provided for what they actually are; outdated, backwards, and antithetical to what we believe the values of humanity should be. It is past time to have real conversations on systemic racism and America’s history of it. There are museums memorializing the Holocaust all across Europe, while America continues to try to hide from its racist and murderous past and present.”
The band’s new full-length album, ‘American Fall’, is scheduled for release on November 3rd 2017 via Spinefarm Records.