Rage Against The Machine have announced the release of new shirts and apparel with the launch of their new website RageMerch.com. T-shirts cost $30-$40, hoodies cost $60, and a jacket costs $80. Alternative Nation transcribed RATM commenting on the meaning behind the designs of the merchandise.
Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk jointly said, “These designs were created by LXSDOS, an art collective comprised of husband and wife team Christian and Ramon Cardenas. Their dynamic, character-driven artwork can be seen in public spaces throughout the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez.
In addition to honoring those who currently inhabit the region, they also draw on the indigenous material culture of the area, paying homage to the craft and labor of artisans that have come before them, through their activism – which is inseparable from their arts-making – they’re combating gentrification in El Paso, leveraging art as a tool to preserve the unique sense of place of the Chihuahuita neighborhood, and the city at-large.”
Rage Against The Machine reunited in late 2019 to announce a 2020 reunion tour, but the pandemic forced RATM to postpone the tour to summer 2021. RATM have not played live since July 2011 or done a proper North American tour since 2000. A Rage Against The Machine member just teased a new album.