Ann Beretta have announced the upcoming release of "RISE," the first album of new material since 2003's "Three Chord Revolution". Releasing Thursday, Feb 17th 2022, the album was recorded in Richmond, VA at Audio Verité studios June 2021-Dec 2021 and was produced by singer/guitarist Rob Huddleston, engineered and mixed by the band's guitarist Pedro Aida, and mastered by long time friend and former Lookout! Records labelmate Mass Giorgini (Screeching Weasel, Common Rider, Squirtgun) at Sonic Iguana Studio in Lafayette, IN.
Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake and Thomas Barnett of Strike Anywhere are featured on the album lending their voices to the first two singles titled "Better Medicine" and "The Real America (S.O.S.)" respectively. There is no label attached to this release - it is 100% self funded and DIY with the band taking full control of every aspect of making and releasing it. Lyrically “RISE” reflects on a range of social and political topics including the Trump presidency, the Covid pandemic, racism, addiction, and reflecting back on the band's history in the third single titled "The Last Song". Sonically the album is more complex and layered than past recordings but still with the anthemic hooks and energy that fans of the band have come to love and expect.
In other good news for longtime Ann Beretta fans, the band's full catalog is now available on streaming services, and includes the addition of two previously unreleased live albums "Live from the Broadberry (acoustic)" and "Live from CBGB's".