Rise Against surprise released a new EP, titled Nowhere Generation II, and a music video for its lead single “Last Man Standing” last Friday.
The album was produced by Bill Stevenson, while the video was directed by Ryan Valdez.
Nowhere Generation II was released via Loma Vista Recordings on the first anniversary of the band’s chart-topping, critically acclaimed ninth album Nowhere Generation.
Speaking about the new track, Valdez says, “‘Last Man Standing’ was a way of expressing some frustration with our world in regards to exploitation, public alienation and human inequality.”
“As you see in the video, we are fed through this race of survival. Only to be taken down, regardless of our success or efforts. Almost as if the game was rigged, designed to set us up for failure,” he added.
In frontman Tim McIlrath‘s opinion, Rise Against is “dystopian art.”
Nowhere Generation II is the punk rock band’s tenth album.
The cassette edition of the new album is due to be released on July 15 and the vinyl edition on October 28.
(Photo: Travis Shinn)
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