Every few years the feeling that the times they’re a changin lingers. This time around is palpable. This time around it rings true. This time around you can feel it surrounding you. And with every change art leads the way. Either in painting or film or graffiti or writing or music; the arts help us navigate the turbulent and fucked up times that unravel around us.

That being said Dead Cross have released a video for the song “Rise Above” a cover from Black Flag. The video was created by Displaced/Replaced.

Dead Cross recorded the cover “in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and staunchly opposing police brutality and systemic racism,” they said in a joint statement. “As such, the track opens with a recording of a Los Angeles resident voicing his displeasure with the LAPD during a public comment period from a regularly scheduled LA police commission meeting; which he finishes by stating: Suck my dick and choke on it. I yield my time.

As always remember if it’s within your means support your local non-profit charities. Volunteer within your community. Help those in need. Stand in solidarity. Be fucking kind.