Strike Anywhere is more than a band; Strike Anywhere is a movement, a sound and a force. The band’s incredibly solid career has spanned 15 years across the globe, releasing four critically acclaimed albums while remaining a staple in the underground music scene since their inception.
Most recently, Bridge Nine issued a live acoustic album by the band: In Defiance of Empty Times. Spanning their entire catalog, the record pulls from two different sets: a show in Rochester, NY, with labelmates Polar Bear Club, and a gig on the eve of the Occupy Movement in Richmond, VA, which benefitted the Industrial Workers of the World organization. As frontman Thomas Barnett puts it, “This is the riot folk for rioting folks.”
Ghettoblaster recently caught up with drummer Eric Kane to get his list of the most riotous records of 2014.
1. Wovenhand, Refractory Obdurate
2. New Model Army, Between Wine and Blood
3. White Lung, Deep Fantasy
4. Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence
5. Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else
6. Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin
7. Marissa Nadler, July
8. The War On Drugs, Lost In The Dream
9. Bear Trade, Blood & Sand
10. The Menzingers, Rented World
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