'In Defiance of Empty Times' is a live acoustic collection from veteran melodic hardcore punks Strike Anywhere spanning their entire catalog. The record pulls from two different sets: a show in Rochester, NY, with labelmates Polar Bear Club, and a gig on the eve of the Occupy Movement in Richmond, VA, which benefitted the Industrial Workers of the World organization. As frontman Thomas Barnett puts it, "This is the riot folk for rioting folks."
released 28 August 2012
Tracks 1-9 performed by Matt, Mark, and Thomas. Recorded by Jay Maas on July 2, 2011 at Montage Music Hall, Rochester, New York, with Polar Bear Club and Alcoa.
Tracks 10-19 performed by Mark and Thomas. Recorded by Max Henkel on September 15, 2011 at The Camel, Richmond, Virginia, with Rob Huddleston, and Billy The Kid.