Studio: DGC Records
Review by: Bill Jones
Rise Against’s latest DVD release, Another Station: Another Mile, offers 14 live tracks from the band recorded (literally) around the world in 2009 and 2010. The live performances are broken up by interview segments in between. The video quality of the performances varies, which is disappointing, but the sound is solid all the way through, despite the band’s note that they opted to leave mistakes intact to be an accurate representation rather than overdubbing the audio as many bands will do with “live” albums and DVDs. The interviews are nice, though, allowing fans a chance to learn more about the individual members of the band, and the causes they sing about in most of their tunes. Fans will also appreciate the chance to look inside a writing session Rise Against holds in a legendary space upstairs from Chicago’s Metro venue. The band is great in almost any setting, and this is shown in the diversity of shows, from singer/songwriter Tim McIlrath performing “Swing Life Away” on the streets of Budapest, Hungary to Rise Against delivering an epic rock performance of “Ready to Fall” in the rain at the Nurburgring Racetrack in Germany. It’s just disappointing that the DVD lacks any extras outside of the main feature.
Pros: Great performances. Enlightening interview segments. Diversity of performances and venues around the world. Good mix of songs, though more on the recent side of things.
Cons: Video quality varies. No extras, only the main feature. No booklet, CD or anything to sweeten the pot.
For more info, riseagainst.com
Pads & Panels received a copy of the DVD courtesy of the record label for review purposes.