Rise Against released The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Virgin Records), which features reimagined versions of standout songs from the band’s discography – including “Faint Resemblance” from Rise Against’s 2001 debut album, The Unraveling, “Audience of One” and the Platinum hit “Savior” from 2008’s Appeal to Reason, and several songs from the 2017 album Wolves, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums charts. The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1 is available HERE in digital, CD and vinyl formats.
When The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1 was announced, Kerrang! predicted, “This will be amazing” and praised the stripped-down version of “House On Fire” as “gorgeous.” In the lead-up to the album’s release, Rise Against released visualizers for the newly recorded versions of “House On Fire,” “Like The Angel” and “Voices Off Camera.” Today, the visualizer for “Miracle” – a song that originally appeared on Wolves – was revealed. View the clip HERE.
For The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1, Rise Against met up with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins CO, where they had recorded several previous albums with the producers. The band members – Tim McIlrath (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Joe Principe (bass), Zach Blair (lead guitar) and Brandon Barnes (drums) – and producers were united in their determination to take a fresh approach to the material.
“These are the songs that made us who we are. Doing a stripped-down version shines a little more of a spotlight on them,” says Tim McIlrath. “We asked ourselves questions like, ‘How can we reimagine this so that we’re not just playing the same song on acoustic guitars? What if we got a different instrument to play this part?’” The band was joined by musicians on a variety of instruments not typically heard on a Rise Against album, including violin, viola, stand-up bass, and ukulele.
Whereabouts Unknown, a new 12” x 9” hardcover book created by photographer/ filmmaker Rob Fenn and the band, documents Rise Against’s legacy as a powerhouse live act that has kept its moral compass steady, using their international punk platform to speak out for social justice. Fenn chased the band all over the world, capturing the raw energy of Rise Against and their fans.
In addition to taking a look back at its history, Rise Against is forging forward, recording new material. The band recently released the 7” single “Megaphone” backed with “Broadcast [Signal] Frequency.” The video for “Megaphone,” which can be seen HERE, was created in collaboration with the activist art collective Indecline.
Track Listing – The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1
(Albums that the original versions appeared on are noted in parentheses.)
1 The Violence (Wolves)
2 Audience Of One (Appeal to Reason)
3 Faint Resemblance (The Unraveling)
4 House On Fire (Wolves)
5 Like The Angel (Revolutions per Minute)
6 Miracle (Wolves)
7 Savior (Appeal to Reason)
8 Wait For Me (Endgame)
9 Far From Perfect (Wolves)
10 Voices Off Camera (Revolutions per Minute)
Rise Against – 2018 Tour Dates
07.27 | Montreal, QC | 77 Festival
08.10 | Rouyn-Noranda, QC | Osisko En Lumière
MOURNING IN AMERIKA TOUR w/ AFI and Anti-Flag
07.28 | Toronto, ON | RBC Echo Beach
07.29 | Portland, ME | State Theatre
07.31 | Worcester, MA | The Palladium
08.01 | Brooklyn, NY | Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island
08.03 | Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Arena
08.04 | Philadelphia, PA | Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
08.05 | Asbury Park, NJ | The Stone Pony Summer Stage
08.07 | Raleigh, NC | Red Hat Amphitheater
08.09 | Niagara Falls, NY | Rapids Theatre
09.06 | Minneapolis, MN | Armory
09.09 | Nashville, TN | Marathon Music Works
09.11 | Austin, TX | Stubb’s BBQ
09.12 | Houston, TX | Revention Music Center
09.13 | Irving, TX | The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
09.15 | Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09.16 | Salt Lake City, UT | The Complex
09.17 | Garden City, ID | Revolution Concert House
09.19 | Bozeman, MT | Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
09.20 | Calgary, AB | Grey Eagle Event Centre
09.21 | Edmonton, AB | Edmonton Expo Centre
09.23 | Vancouver, BC | PNE Forum
09.24 | Seattle, WA | WaMu Theater
09.25 | Portland, OR | Crystal Ballroom
09.28 | Concord, CA | Concord Pavilion
09.29 | Santa Barbara, CA | Santa Barbara Bowl
09.30 | Irvine, CA | Five Point Amphitheatre