June 29, 2022

Our function sequence Monitor by Monitor permits artists to run by way of each tune on their latest launch. On this newest version, Rise Towards frontman Tim McIlrath dissects the band’s shock new EP, Nowhere Technology II.


Rise Towards surprise-released the brand new EP Nowhere Technology II this previous Friday (June tenth), that includes 5 new songs not included on final yr’s full-length album, Nowhere Technology. 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 by way of an August eighth present in Norfork, Virginia. Tickets are at present accessible by way of 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 may the music get misplaced, however the message may get misplaced in asking individuals to hearken to this all of sudden. I feel that is, hopefully, a more practical method 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 once 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 Technology II can be found for pre-order by way of the Rise Towards webstore, Amazon or Bandcamp. Stream the whole EP and take a look at Tim McIlrath’s track-by-track breakdown under.


“The Reply”

“The Reply” begins with an audio pattern from a Main League Baseball sport. A well known pitcher had 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 sport, the All-Star Sport in truth. When he returned to his hometown stadium after the incident; the gang gave him a standing ovation. What you hear at first 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 tune is about how ignoring this form of groupthink shouldn’t be the reply. The combination by the sensible Jason Livermore actually introduced this tune to life.

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