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Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss Nowhere Generation, the Chicago punk band’s ninth album.

The frontman talks about who the Nowhere Generation is and who these songs are directed at, how what the American Dream means and stands for has changed, and what the older generations have done to the Earth and society.

McIlrath also takes us back to Rise Against’s mainstream breakthrough, Swing Life Away, and how it gave the band permission to write softer songs, like this LP’s “Forfeit”. He also touches on their eventual plans for Ghost Note Symphonies Vol. 2, and the hope that ultimately grows from their songs’ dark places.

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