Tom Morello Launches Political Record Label with Mahalia Jackson Cover

Ever since his day as the celebrated guitarist for ’90s rap-rock heroes Rage Against the MachineTom Morello‘s name has become synonymous with fiery and decidedly liberal-minded politics.

Morello is bringing that same political sensibility to his freshly minted music label, Firebrand Records, launching the imprint with a release from New York band, The Last Internationale, which features Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk on drums.

“Every movement for social change needs a great soundtrack. Firebrand Records provides a global megaphone for uncompromising artists fighting for a more just world,” Morello explained to Entertainment Weekly. “Firebrand artists walk the walk, and we are proud to amplify their music and their message.”

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