The 10-song set features the quartet’s unplugged takes on seven tracks from its last two albums — 2015’s American Spring and 2017’s American Fall — as well as plugged-in covers of John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth,” Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” and Cheap Trick’s “Surrender,” which takes on a more expansive meaning in the context of the charged topical fare that precedes it.
We stand in solidarity with those fighting racism and fascism in the streets of Charlottesville and beyond. We believe it is time for the removal of all monuments to the confederacy and the racism for which they stand. We must put these symbols of white supremacy into places where the proper context can be provided for what they actually are; outdated, backwards, and antithetical to what we believe the values of humanity should be. It is past time to have real conversations on systemic racism and America’s history of it. There are museums memorializing the Holocaust all across Europe, while America continues to try to hide from its racist and murderous past and present.