Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag premiered their new music video for 'American Attraction.' The song comes off of their recently announced album 'American Reckoning,' set to be released on September 28th. via Spinefarm Records. The album features acoustic versions of songs from their past two albums, as well as covers of songs that inspired them. The video was filmed in the band’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and directed by Josh Massie and Anti-Flag.
About the record, the band said: "When you’re a band that has been together as long as Anti-Flag has you take nothing for granted. We have far exceeded any personal expectations we have had for the band, our art and the reach that it has had. This chapter of our band started with the hope of 'American Spring,' the anger of 'American Fall' and comes to cessation with 'American Reckoning'...
This piece focuses on songs from both records (Spring/Fall) that we felt maintain their relevance, even in the distraction politic Donald Trump America, where issues and truth are distorted in a seconds time. We also wanted to provide insight into our influences that lead us to write the records, that’s where the covers come in. They are songs that people may not expect to be influential to Anti-Flag records but either in their messaging or sonics they were tremendously impactful to us as individuals and hence the song writing process.
We can not be knee jerk reactionary to a president that uses corporate media to endlessly lie, we created statements and art that we feel directly combat these tactics, 'American Reckoning' has allowed us to revisit some of those previous statements and shine new light on them."