New Track: Rise Against – “Everchanging”
Chicago punk legends Rise Against are gearing up to release their new album “Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013″ on September 6 and we’ve got the exclusive stream of new single “Everchanging” right here.
Originally appearing on their debut album, The Unravelling (2001), “Everchanging” has been reworked from a driving punk banger to a stripped back, slowed down acoustic tune. And we all know Rise Against do acoustic well, remember that little song “Swing Life Away”?
Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000 – 2013 will include songs from Rise Against’s career, starting before they signed with Fat Wreck Chords, that did not end up on any of their studio albums.
“The songs on this record are different versions of existing Rise Against songs, covers, or originals that never made it on a record for some reason,” says lead singer Tim McIlrath. “Common wisdom tells us that the reason is that a B-side is just a song not good enough to make the cut. While I think that logic can apply sometimes, I think it’s short-sighted. See, the songs that really aren’t good enough, you’ll never hear. They never make it outside of our practice space. If we finish a song, bring it to the studio, write lyrics, and see it to fruition, then it becomes one of the children that make up a family of songs. If we weren’t proud of it, it would have been scrapped along the way.”
“We have fast songs and slow songs and political songs. We have personal songs and dark songs and positive songs. We aim for balance on each record. Every song is like one of our children; some just get orphaned. The songs are the lost children of Rise Against.”