Siren Song of the Counter Culture

album by Rise Against

Siren Song of the Counter Culture is the third album by American punk rock band Rise Against. It was released on August 10, 2004. It is the band's first release on a major label. The album sold very well, mainly because of the success of its single, "Swing Life Away", which reached number 12 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks, making it the band's highest-ranking single at the time. Also faring well were the album's other three singles, "Give It All" (number 37) and "Life Less Frightening" (number 33) and "Paper Wings". Despite its big commercial success, Siren Song of the Counter Culture is not Rise Against's highest charting album on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 136; subsequent albums The Sufferer & The Witness and Appeal to Reason both charted higher, peaking at number 10 and number 3. The album was awarded Gold by the RIAA on March 10, 2009.

Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 9, 2004 (UK)
August 10, 2004 (US)
Recorded2004 at Plumper Mountain Sound in Gibsons, British Columbia and The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver
GenreMelodic hardcore, hardcore punk
ProducerGarth Richardson
Rise Against chronology
Revolutions per Minute
Siren Song of the Counter Culture
The Sufferer & the Witness
Singles from Siren Song of the Counter Culture
  1. "Give It All"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Swing Life Away"
    Released: 2005
  3. "Life Less Frightening"
    Released: 2005
  4. "Paper Wings"
    Released: 2005

Track listing change

  1. "State of the Union" – 2:19
  2. "The First Drop" – 2:39
  3. "Life Less Frightening" – 3:44
  4. "Paper Wings" – 3:43
  5. "Blood to Bleed" – 3:48
  6. "To Them These Streets Belong" – 2:49
  7. "Tip the Scales" – 3:49
  8. "Anywhere But Here" – 3:38
  9. "Give It All" – 2:50
  10. "Dancing for Rain" – 4:01
  11. "Swing Life Away" – 3:20
  12. "Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated" – 4:14

Bonus tracks change

13. "Obstructed View" - 2:01
14. "Fix Me (Black Flag cover)" - 0:54