Credit: Ryan Russell
Against Me! have released another song from their highly anticipated full-length album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Titled “Black Me Out,” the song’s acoustic version has been road-tested extensively by frontwoman Laura Jane Grace but receives the full-band treatment on the band’s forthcoming album that will be released through Against Me!’s own Total Treble label in North America on Tuesday, January 21 (Resist Records will release in Australia and Xtra Mile Recordings to the rest of the world). Transgender Dysphoria Blues is now available for pre-order through iTunes HERE, which offers an instant download of another track from the album, “FUCKMYLIFE666.” Physical presale for the album can be found in the Total Treble webstore where exclusive vinyl and bundles are currently being offered. Check out a stream of Against Me!’s “Black Me Out” HERE.
The band has also recently announced their upcoming Winter 2014 headlining tour. The 22-date tour begins on Tuesday, December 31 in Pittsburgh, PA at the Altar Bar and will visit markets such as Cleveland, OH on Saturday, January 4, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, January 9, Birmingham, AL on Friday, January 17, Nashville, TN on Sunday, January 19, and will culminate in a performance at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Sunday, January 26. Support on the entire run will be provided by The Sidekicks and The Shondes, and more information on tickets can be found on Against Me!’s official website: http://www.againstme.net/tour.
Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the intense follow-up to the band’s previous full-length album, White Crosses, and stands as another major benchmark for the band and its career spanning 10+ years. Recorded at Studio 606, Earth Sound Studio, Motor Studio, Total Treble Studio and mixed by Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Tegan and Sara), Transgender Dysphoria Blues is an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by Laura Jane Grace, whose material examines one’s grappling with gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptance. Featuring Grace’s signature, explicit songwriting and dominant vocals, the album also features longtime guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFX on bass for “FUCKMYLIFE666” and “Unconditional Love.”
With its lineup firmly in place that includes new bassist Inge Johansson of The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Against Me! will be making the following appearances during December and January. Tour dates below.
31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
02 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
03 – Newport, KY – The Historic Southgate House
04 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
05 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
07 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
08 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
09 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
11 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon
12 – Virginia Beach, VA – The Jewish Mother
14 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
15 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
16 – Greenville, SC – The Handlebar
17 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre
18 – Memphis, TN – The New Daisy Theatre
19 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
21 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
22 – Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Live
24 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
25 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theater
26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
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