NEW MUSIC: Rise Against “Nowhere Generation”

Punk veterans Rise Against return with the title-track off their new album due June 4.

In a statement alongside the new track, frontman Tim McIlrath says,

I’ve come to realize that people want honesty and that music can be a catalyst for change. I think in many ways, we’ve been on a mission to rile people up, and I feel very lucky to be able to do that. Our hope on this record is to jostle people awake, even if it makes you uncomfortable.

A press release accompanying the new track sheds more light on what Rise Against is looking to accomplish on this next album:

On the upcoming release, the prominently outspoken band points a finger at big business and politics for stacking the social and economical deck against Millennials’, Gen Y’s, and Gen Z’s pursuit of The American Dream. Musically, the album is blazing, aggressive punk rock; lyrically, the eleven songs were inspired in part by input from vocalist/lyricist Tim McIlrath’s young daughters and the band’s community of fans.

Nowhere Generation is the first Rise Against album in four years. It arrives on June 4.