By Jay Tilles
Rise Against announced the release of their seventh album today (June 4), titled The Black Market, hitting hits stores July 15. The album’s first single, “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore,” which can be heard in the form of a video snippet on the band’s website, will be available for digital download and streaming via digital subscription services next Tuesday (June 10).
“Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band,” said frontman Tim McIlrath in a release. “We’ve always had songs that have a foot in both worlds. This album is a lot more introspective to me.”
Last year the Chicago-based punk band released a rarities and greatest hits album titled Long Forgotten Songs, B-Side & Covers 2000-2013. Among the album’s classic covers are Springsteen’s “Ghost of Tom Joad,” Dylan’s “Ballad of Hollis Brown,” Nirvana’s “Sliver,” and Journey’s “Any Way You Want It.”
Rise Against are scheduled to play several shows in support of The Black Market including performances at all three Riot Fests in Toronto, Chicago and Denver, the Made In America festival in Los Angeles and Aftershock Festival in Sacramento.