Pennywise’s eighth studio release “From the ashes” re-establishes this band of 15 years as a pioneer in the world of punk rock. With everything from challenging those who may tell you how to think in track number 11 entitled “Rise Up,” to a more mid-tempo nostalgic ride with the song “Yesterdays,” Pennywise re-emphasizes the idea that their music exists to inspire people. They also said that they want people to be empowered by their music. To everyone who is saying that this 15-year-old band from Southern California should stop, my advice to you is to wait until Sept. 9, when “From the Ashes” is released. Talking politics has never sounded so cool.