The Joke Is On Trump In New American Anymen EP
NYC-based antifolk punk outfit American Anymen have released their new EP in mid-September. Called 'Flag Burner', this release addresses multiple contentious aspects of today's governance and society, and the corrupt situation prevalent today in the echelons of power.
This is the band's 12th album, following up on the band's 'Start My Center' LP, which was produced by Jen Turner (Natalie Merchant, Here We Go Magic). The band also recently explored their softer side on the recently-released 'Oui' EP, which entailed a collaboration with French songstress Lise. Both releases were critically acclaimed. This one is a definite must listen for fans of Sleaford Mods, The Cribs, Violent Femmes, PiL, Dead Milkmen, and Sultans of Ping.
American Anymen was created in 1999 in NYC’s Lower East Side. With an unconventional approach to guitar, their sound is an eclectic mix of folk punk with indie rock and old school hip-hop. With singer/songwriter and guitarist Brett Sullivan as its core, American Anymen’s current lineup also includes Joey Patches (drums and vocals), Scott Fragala (bass and keyboards), and Jen Turner (guitar and vocals). Chris Urban from New Jersey punk band Crazy and the Brains also contributes to 'President 2'.
Unique to American Anymen is the band’s strong politics and ethical importance. While previous releases explore such issues as the downside of globalization, social injustice, police brutality, corruption and inequity, The new American Anymen release is their response to what has become known as Trump's America.