The band’s new album Shape Shift With Me releases on September 16th through Total Treble Records and Xtra Mile Recordings (listen to a song from the LP here). It will serve as a follow-up to 2014′s Transgender Dysphoria Blues.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 3:22 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
In addition to touring the US with Bad Religion and Dave Hause this fall, Against Me! have announced they will be heading overseas for a European tour this December. See if they’re stopping near you below.
The band’s new album Shape Shift With Me releases on September 16th through Total Treble Records and Xtra Mile Recordings (listen to a song from the LP here). It will serve as a follow-up to 2014’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues.
Monday, July 18, 2016 at 1:21 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Against Me! have announced they will be releasing a new album titled Shape Shift With Me on September 16th through Total Treble Records and Xtra Mile Recordings. You can listen to the album’s lead single “333” and check out its tracklist below. Pre-order the record here.
Shape Shift With Me will be the band’s first album in 2 years, serving as a follow-up to 2014’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Against Me! will be touring the US with Bad Religion and Dave Hause this fall.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 9:16 PM (PST) by jaystone
UK-based folk rock band Skinny Lister have announced plans for their third full-length studio album. It’s called “The Devil, The Heart & The Fight,” and it’s due out September 30th via Xtra Mile Recordings. The album was recording only a few short months ago and was written primarily on the road with the likes of labelmate Frank Turner.
To whet your appetite for their ever-evolving sound, the sextet are streaming the lead single, “Wanted.” Check it out below!
“The Devil, The Heart & The Fight” serves as follow-up to the band’s 2014 stellar sophomore release, “Down on Deptford Broadway.” Pre-orders for the new release are available right here.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 4:20 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
According to a recent post on the label’s Facebook page, Xtra Mile Recordings has re-signed Against Me! and will be releasing their new album this fall. No further details are available right now, but we’ll keep you posted as more info surfaces on the LP.
Update: according to a tweet from Laura Jane Grace, the new album will be released through Total Treble Records, with Xtra Mile only handling distribution outside of North America.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
You may remember Punktendo (brainchild of Brooklyn animation storyboard artist Jeff Hong) for such punk/Nintendo hybrid games like MI’s Alley, Fat Mike’s Golf, Milo Fu, and Super Mikey Erg. Punktendo has now graced us with its latest title: Metroid: Featuring Laura Jane Grace. Much like previous titles, the game is a re-imagined Nintendo title (in this case, Metroid) revised to include a punk rocker (if, for whatever reason, you couldn’t figure it out by now the punk rocker in this case is Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace) as a playable character.
You can give Metroid: Featuring Laura Jane Grace, and any of the other Punktendo titles, here.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5:50 PM (PST) by Johnny X
English folk-punk troubadour Rob Lynch has announced that he’ll be releasing a new album titled “Baby, I’m A Runaway” through Xtra Mile Recordings on July 22nd. To get you fired up he’s premiered a new track from the album titled “Sure Thing” and you can give it a whirl below.
This is Lynch’s first release since his debut full-length, All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul also put out in 2014 via Xtra Mile.
Against Me! last released their live album, 23 Live Sex Acts, back in September via their own Total Treble Records. The band’s last studio album was 2014’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues. They’ve already been working on a new album, but we still don’t know much (or really anything) about that one. We’ll let you know when we do.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:16 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Against Me! have announced a few tour dates surrounding their appearance at this years Shaky Knees festival in Atlanta. They will be joined by New Orleans indie rock band My Jerusalem.
Check out all the dates and locations below.
Against Me! last released their live album, 23 Live Sex Acts, back in September via their own Total Treble Records. The band’s last studio album was 2014′s Transgender Dysphoria Blues. They’ve already been working on a new album, but we still don’t know much (or really anything) about that one. We’ll let you know when we do.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Rob Lanterman
Albums Punk Forgot is a look back at excellent or important records within our community that, for one reason or another, have been lost or forgotten. It’s a tribute to those bands and releases that deserved to be heard, but maybe for some reason dropped off our radars too soon. We at Dying Scene hope to give these records the credit they deserve.
Today DS writer Robolitious takes a look back at Million Dead’s Harmony No Harmony and its underrated place in post hardcore history. You can read his take on the album below.
Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:04 PM (PST) by Supermartinguy
Against Me front-woman Laura Jane Grace has just announced that, in November 15, she will be releasing her memoir Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. The book will most likely cover her experiences of gender-dsyphoria, all the while fronting one of the most influential folk-punk groups of all time.
After listening to her interview on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, I’m certain that this will be well worth a read, as her Grace’s life story has been racked with drug-addiction, identity struggles, and anxieties over fame and sincerity. The book is set to be published by Hachette Books, and can be per-ordered on Amazon.
Monday, February 29, 2016 at 12:46 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
UK folk punks Ducking Punches are streaming their new album “Fizzy Brain” in its entirety.
You can stream it here.
Monday, February 22, 2016 at 11:45 AM (PST) by jaystone
I’ve spent the better part of a few consecutive, bleary-eyed days trying to find the right words to encapsulate the experience that was witnessing trailblazing Against Me! bandleader Laura Jane Grace and her Devouring Mothers backing band (AM! drummer Atom Willard and longtime producer/tour manager Marc Jacob Hudson on drums and bass, respectively) take over the Sinclair nightclub in Cambridge, Massachusetts, last week. It would be rather easy, although somewhat cheap from a journalistic standpoint, to bandy about descriptors like “captivating” or “spellbinding” or “haunting” or “cathartic” or “charming,” and each of those words is entirely appropriate, but they don’t really do appropriate justice. Perhaps the best choice would be, in the original, truest sense of the word, “awesome,” as in literally inspiring awe in the eyes of the beholder.
For those unfamiliar with this brief run of shows that are book-ended around a landmark appearance at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Grace is performing stripped-down versions of Against Me! classics and deeper cuts, with a few noteworthy covers thrown in for good measure (Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” being perhaps the most curious, though it certainly fit. Rather than plow through the set in mercurial, anarchic fashion as Against Me! would on a normal night, this evening paid more attention to vibe and atmosphere. You see, Grace is also in the final stages of writing a book, culled primarily from tour journals from the life of her band. As such, the breaks between most songs were peppered with readings from those journals in roughly chronological order, providing occasionally humorous (buying women’s clothing at a local Sears in the early days because nobody shops at Sears), occasionally dark (tales of despair and suicidal ideations abound), frequently captivating insight and context new Against Me! material new and old.
The punk scene has long held obvious attraction for those that felt they were outcasts, or different, or just plain didn’t fit in. And yet, it also has a funny way of eating its own young; of shunning people who are a little “too different,” or “too weird” or “too not normal.” Some of Grace’s journal entries hinted at such things, particularly as she was struggling with early feelings associated with gender identity issues. So perhaps one of the more poignant, and seemingly unscripted, moments of the evening found Grace commenting on how surreal it was to have a rather diverse cross-section of 500+ punk rockers cheering loudly in support of gender identity issues, shouting “God bless your transsexual heart!” in unison. For those 500+ people in attendance on this night, and I’m assuming on the remaining dates on the brief tour in general, the evening will surely rank as one of those benchmark concert-going moments that most other concerts are held up against.
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Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Not more than 6 months after releasing his most recent full-length “Positive Songs For Negative People” it looks like Frank Turner is already bringing us new tunes. On March 4th he’ll be releasing a new EP titled “Mittens” which will feature four brand new songs along with a “single mix” of the title track, a tune that appeared on “Positive Songs…”. You can pre-order it here.
To coincide with the announcement, Turner has also released a music video for “Mittens” and you can scope that below.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 9:54 PM (PST) by jaystone
UK folk punks Ducking Punches have streamed a new track from their forthcoming album, “Fizzy Brain.” The track is called “God Damn Coward,” and you can check it out here. Also available at the same link is the previously-streamed “Greedy Bones,” which features the great Frank Turner.