Chicago's Blind Adam and the Federal League are happy to share their new video for “There Was A Ballgame” off their 2021 album, An Act of Desperation (A-F Records), produced by Chris #2 Barker (Anti-Flag) and mastered by Joe Tessone (Mystery Street Recording).
Singer Adam Gogola had this to say about the track: “The song was written as a letter to my grandmother who sadly passed away in 1996. She was a huge Cubs fan, and some of my best childhood memories were celebrating Chicago sports with her – especially the Chicago Cubs. Donald Trump was elected less than one week after the Cubs finally won the 2016 World Series with the direct help of club owners, The Ricketts, who are actively involved in GOP and MAGA politics. Baseball is supposed to be for the people, but it has been a long time since I felt at home at Wrigley Field."
Chris #2 Barker of Anti-Flag had this add, “From the minute Adam brought this song into the room, we knew it was special. On a personal and emotional front, but also in the beautiful and poetic way that the song ties in our universal human connection to one another through simple moments. What can feel like a trivial act of spending an afternoon at the ballpark with someone can have a forever lasting impact on how we view our futures and look back on our pasts. ‘Ballgame’ is the perfect song for an ever changing fall, nostalgia, and our collective hope.”
Catch Blind Adam and the Federal League at these upcoming shows:
11/4 - Riot Fest Presents: ANTIfest w/ Anti-Flag with Suicide Machines, We Are The Union, Gully Boys @ The Metro, Chicago, IL
11/5 - w/ Anti-Flag and We are the Union @ The Sanctuary, Detroit, MI
Adam also had this to say about their upcoming show at The Metro, the legendary Chicago venue: "The Metro has always been one of my favorite venues, and we are incredibly honored to be included in such an amazing lineup. Anti-Flag has been supportive of our band since the very beginning and it means a lot to be able to play shows with them. I think this is the kind of party we need right now. We can’t wait."
Adam Gogola (vocals/guitar) and Alex Simotes (bass/vocals) have been the foundation of what has become a kind of family band of friends and loved ones from all over the midwest. The new lineup features guitarist Nick Cvijovic of the Chicago punk band Butchered, guitarist Tim Schumann of Loss Leader, and Athen Erbter of Boob Sweat and Ugly Flannel on drums. They are currently working on another full-length album, set to release in 2023.