Pittsburgh's Anti-Flag play a brand of punk rock as gritty as their hometown meshing '77 streetpunk with a heavy dose of socially conscious lyrics. After forming in 1994, the Iron City rockers took the punk scene by storm with their intense live shows and punk-as-fuck records and over 25 years later they're still going strong. Helmed by Tony Visconti (T. Rex, David Bowie), 2008's The Bright Lights of America marked the legendary producer's first collaboration with a punk rock artist. The result is not only Anti-Flag's most accomplished and diverse album to date, but one which shattered all preconceptions of the band. In songs such as the title track, "Vices" and "We Are The Lost," the politico-punk icons cover uncharted territory, exploring themes of emotional turmoil and personal insight that resonate to this day.