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Anne Erickson

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Rise Against recently released a new album, Nowhere Generation, plus wrapped up a major U.S. tour, but the band already has something new cooking.

The group has announced a new companion EP, Nowhere Sessions, out Nov. 12. The EP will feature six live versions of Rise Against songs, including covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival and the Misfits.

Listen to the EP’s first single, “Talking to Ourselves,” below.

As Tim McIlrath describes, “Talking to Ourselves” is about “watching yourself and the people around you fall into complacency. Despite your best efforts to get people’s attention, it feels like no one is listening. Sometimes we feel the urge to do something crazy, to disturb the peace, to jostle the world around us awake. Our actions might be seen as out of the ordinary, but they are acts of desperation when all else failed.”

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!