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Against Me! Stream ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’

Against Me! have a long and storied history in the punk community, but the current chapter might be the most important. The Florida band’s latest album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, is their first since frontwoman Laura Jane Grace came out as transgender in 2012, and it approaches gender issues in a straightforward and brutally honest way that is unprecedented in punk music. You can stream the entire album right now over at NPR.

Highlights of the album include the title track and “Drinking With Jocks,” which are notable not only for their lyrics but also for a musical aggression …

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Against Me! Release New Song

“Black Me Out,” the latest single from Against Me!‘s upcoming sixth album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues can be heard after the break. The short and sweet song has been a staple of the band’s live show for almost two years, and the studio version captures all the raw power of their performance. Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace sounds particularly energized when she sings, “I don’t want to see the world that way anymore. I don’t want to feel that weak and insecure.”

Transgender Dysphoria Blues is set to be released on January 21. Preorder a copy of the album from Total

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Laura Jane Grace Appears in NME

Laura Jane Grace of the Florida-based Against Me! sat down with NME’s Paris Lees for an extended interview in which she discussed her transition from male to female as well as its effect on her wife and daughter, her fans and Against Me!

“Discussing her own personal happiness one year into the transition, Grace says: ‘I have issues in my life which aren’t related to being trans. Whether that’s dealing with alcoholism or drug abuse or manic depressiveness, it’s not as simple as coming out and then the world is all roses.’ Similarly, Grace does not want to be seen …

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Against Me! Announce US Tour

Against Me! will be touring the eastern United States early next year in support of their upcoming sixth full-length album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. The tour starts on New Year’s Eve and runs through most of January, and it features The Sidekicks and The Shondes. Check out the full list of dates after the break.

Tickets go on sale Friday on the band’s website, and you can pre-order a copy of Transgender Dysphoria Blues, out January 21, right here.…

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 11/17 – 11/23

Welcome to the first Under The Gun Review Weekly Wax vinyl roundup. In this feature, we’ll be compiling links to great represses, new releases, and news from around the vinyl community.

This was a big week for nostalgia-inducing reissues, with preorders going up for albums by Something Corporate, Sugarcult, and Mayday Parade. This is great if you’re slowly working on converting your old CD collection to vinyl even if it’s a little rough on the wallet. Speaking of rough on the wallet, the Black Friday edition of Record Store Day is coming up in less than a week. As usual, …

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Against Me! Stream New Song “FUCKMYLIFE666″

Though an acoustic version of the song has been floating around for months and you’ve already heard it if you saw one of their Riot Fest sets over the summer, Against Me! has formally debuted the album version of “FUCKMYLIFE666″ from the band’s upcoming record Transgender Dysphoria Blues.

The years following 2010′s White Crosses have been filled with a label split, lineup shifts and singer Laura Jane Grace’s very public transition into living life as a woman. After all the delays, the follow-up is finally scheduled to be released on January 21, 2014 through the band’s new label Total …

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Against Me! Announce ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’

One of the biggest stories in rock music in 2012 was Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel’s announcement that he would begin living as a woman. Gabel’s public transition, which included taking the name Laura Jane Grace, has been accompanied by a number of lineup changes for the band and a long writing and recording process for the follow-up to 2010′s White Crosses.

After numerous delays, Against Me! has announced that they will release Transgender Dysphoria Blues on January 21, 2014. The album will be released on Total Treble Records, which is run by Grace and the band. The slightly …

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Against Me! To Release New Album Next Year

In a recent interview with Elle, Against Me! vocalist Laura Jane Grace confirmed that the group’s sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, will be released in early 2014. You can catch the singer’s quote in question below:

“Yes. It’s done. It’s mastered. We’re finishing artwork. It’s hard to keep in perspective that, “Okay, the time will go quick [before we release it].” There’s a part of me that’s just like, “Put it on the Internet now. Let’s go!” Because the recording process took so long, I feel like we’re those runners at the end of a marathon collapsing

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Laura Jane Grace Has Five Guitars Stolen

It never stops happening, and it never gets any less sad. Once again, we’re hearing about a musician having to deal with major theft, and unfortunately Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace is on the receiving end this time around. As she tweeted several days ago, five of her favorite guitars were stolen.

Against Me! just released their flawless True Trans EP (for free!) this summer, and Grace was proud to ring in her first full year as a woman (read her talk more about it here). Now with five of her longtime favorite guitars missing, music making will …


REVIEW: Against Me! – True Trans EP

Artist: Against Me!
Album: True Rans
Genre: Punk

Against Me! are not out to please everyone, nor do they run around spitefully pissing everyone off. For whatever reason, though, the collective cynicism of the punk community is routinely shot across their bow citing every superficial thing from choice in record labels down to nitpicky reservations over production. On the other hand, one would be hard pressed to search out a disparaging opinion of the band as songwriters and musicians and isn’t that why you’re here today? Let’s talk about True Trans, a two-song digital EP available for free (for a …

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Against Me! Release ‘True Trans’ EP For Free

Against Me! have released their True Trans acoustic EP, and for a limited amount of time the EP is available to download for free. You can access the free download by heading right here.

The band has a handful of tour dates coming up starting this August. They will also be playing at this year’s Riot Fest in Illinois and Colorado. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for a full list of dates to see if they will be playing in your city soon.…


Riot Fest Lineup Announced, Fall Out Boy And Blink 182 To Headline

You know when a “scene” festival lineup is pretty damn strong? When you have Taking Back Sunday, Say Anything, and Saves the Day below the halfway mark of your poster and Brand New on the third line.

As announced by our fellow AbsoluteVoices website PropertyOfZack, this year’s Riot Fest will feature (and take a big breath and sit down before reading all of this) Blink 182, Fall out Boy, The Violent Femmes, Motorhead, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, AFI, Blondie, Public Enemy, Brand New, Flag, Taking Back Sunday, Rocket From The Crypt, Bad Religion, Atmosphere, The Dismemberment Plan, Dinosaur Jr, …