June 29, 2022

Our characteristic collection Monitor by Monitor permits artists to run via each track on their latest launch. On this newest version, Rise Towards frontman Tim McIlrath dissects the band’s shock new EP, Nowhere Era II.

Rise Towards surprise-released the brand new EP Nowhere Era II this previous Friday (June tenth), that includes 5 new songs not included on final 12 months’s full-length album, Nowhere Era. In an unique for Consequence, frontman Tim McIlrath breaks down the EP monitor by monitor.

The brand new EP comes forward of Rise Towards’s headlining North American summer season tour, additionally that includes The Used and Senses Fail. The outing kicks off July fifteenth in Las Vegas, and runs via an August eighth present in Norfork, Virginia. Tickets are at present accessible through Ticketmaster.

Concerning the choice to launch these 5 new songs as separate EP, McIlrath defined, “We’d written 16 songs for [Nowhere Generation] after which we determined to interrupt them aside. Not solely might the music get misplaced, however the message might get misplaced in asking individuals to take heed to this all of sudden. I believe that is, hopefully, a more practical approach to give these points the platform and the highlight that they rightly deserve. We needed to carry onto these and provides them to our followers after we really feel like they’ve had time to correctly digest this primary batch, so these songs had been the aces up our sleeves.”

Vinyl copies of Nowhere Era II can be found for pre-order through the Rise Towards webstore, Amazon or Bandcamp. Stream all the EP and take a look at Tim McIlrath’s track-by-track breakdown beneath.

“The Reply”

“The Reply” begins with an audio pattern from a Main League Baseball recreation. A well known pitcher had just lately seen previous tweets floor the place he had used racial epithets and homophobic slurs earlier than he was a professional. The tweets had been launched whereas he was at an away recreation, the All-Star Recreation actually. When he returned to his hometown stadium after the incident; the group gave him a standing ovation. What you hear initially of that pattern is audio of that terrible ovation, or America at its very worst. The group made the story about them, not the pitcher. The track is about how ignoring this kind of groupthink is just not the reply. The combination by the good Jason Livermore actually introduced this track to life.

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