RISE AGAINST RELEASE “LONG FORGOTTEN SONGS: B-SIDES & COVERS 2000-2013”

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“This isn’t just a bunch of orphan songs lassoed together as a cash in, this is a 13 year span collection of B-sides and covers, unfolding over 26 songs…it’s as fan-pleasing as it is necessary, containing some of their best work to date. KKKK” -KERRANG

 

“Essential/ Indispensable for all Rise against fans” – MEGA METAL 8/10

 

———————————————A Note From The Band About Long Forgotten Songs ———————————————

 

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. Common wisdom tells

us that this reason is that a B-side is a song not good enough to make the cut.

While I believe 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.

 

How and why a song really ends up sitting on the sidelines happens when the record

starts to take shape. Each song fits into the record like pieces of a puzzle. Sometimes

you notice that you crafted two pieces that fill the same hole. Sometimes a song isn’t

better or worse, it’s just redundant. By itself, it can survive on its own. But you only

need so many linebackers or point guards or defensive men on a team. A record has

an arc. It has a narrative. It should have variety by showcasing different soundscapes

and moods and emotions. Like a good book, you want to keep the reader’s attention

so they read all the way to the end. It might be really well written, but if you go on

and on about the scenery or what the character is wearing or what the weather is

like or…see? I’m losing you already.

 

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.

These songs are the lost children of Rise Against.

 

 

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