US punk rock stalwarts Rise Against’s first release through Loma Vista Recordings, “Broken Dreams, Inc.”, is out now.
The band’s first new music in three, years, “Broken Dreams Inc.” was produced by Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore, Andrew Berlin, and Chris Beeble, Described as “angry, fast and furious punk rock, with ruthless drums, pounding bass, blazing guitar and impassioned vocals.” The song is accompanied by the animated/motion comic video for the song that features art from DC’s Dark Nights: Death Metal drawn by the series’ artist Greg Capullo, which can be seen below.
“Broken Dreams, Inc.” speaks to today’s changing landscape of American society, the opportunities that are available to some but not to others, the people who are able to benefit versus those who get left behind, who suffer and end up as casualties.
How do we level the playing field so everyone can have a real chance at attaining the American Dream? Said Rise Against’s vocalist/lyricist Tim McIIlrath, “One word, ‘disruption.’ You have to put power into the hands of the people, not business, you have to value people and community over profit. You can’t have a shareholder-run country or a shareholder-run world, a world that values profit above all else, because profit above all else can result in dangerous repercussions for humankind.”
Rise Against – rhythm guitarist/vocalist McIlrath, bassist Joe Principe, guitarist Zach Blair and drummer Brandon Barnes – are known for their explosive live shows, and its outspoken, socially-conscious lyrics that speak to the mood of our times: the environment, economic injustice, forced displacement, political corruption, voter registration, animal rights, and interpersonal relationships, all delivered with big, chunky riffs and melodic post-grunge hooks.
Rise Against have to date amassed five top 10 albums on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, and six top ten singles on its Hot 100 chart. The band’s gold-certified single “Savior” alone, has accumulated nearly half-a-billion streams.