Acclaimed New Album “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
Out Now on Xtra Mile Recordings
Following the release of their heralded new album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” - Against Me! bring their punk rock anthems to the UK and Europe this Fall/Winter. Catch this incredible band at one of the following shows:
13th Bristol, Bierkeller (headline)
14th Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 (headline)
15th Glasgow, King Tuts (headline)
16th Leeds, Cockpit (headline)
17th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (headline)
18th Manchester, Academy 2 (headline)
19th London, Electric Ballroom (headline)
24th Germany, Cologne, Stollwerk (headline)
25th Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (headline)
26th Netherlands, Tilburg, O13 (headline)
27th Germany, Braunschweig, Stadthalle (w/Broilers)
28th Germany, Siegen, Siegerlandhalle (w/Broilers)
29th Germany, Würzburg, S.Oliver Arena (w/Broilers)
30th Germany, Erlangen, E-Werk (headline)
1st Germany, Munich, Backstage Halle (headline)
2nd Austria, Linz, Posthof (headline)
3rd Hungary, Budapest, A38 (headline)
4th Poland, Warsaw, Proxima (headline)
5th Belgium, Antwerp, Trix (headline)
6th Germany, Freiburg, Zaepfle Club ( w/Broilers)
8th France, Paris, La Fleche d’Or (headline)
10th Netherlands, Amsterdam Bitterzoet (headline)
Buy tickets for all UK dates HERE
Laura Jane Grace also had the honour of presenting Joan Jett with the Icon Award at this week’s Alternative Press Awards - as well as performing ‘Soulmates to Strangers’ - a track she wrote for the Blackhearts new album - with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Slash and Billy Crooked (The Vacancies) Check out the awesome footage here:
We are only half-way through the year and the plaudits for Transgender Dysphoria Blues just keep on coming. Don’t just take our word on how great this record is:
The New York Times - “Crisp, distinct and vibrant”
Rolling Stone Magazine – "45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
TIME Magazine – "25 Best Songs of 2014 So Far" ("Transgender Dysphoria Blues")
SPIN – "50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
Alternative Press Magazine – "Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
Sound Opinions – “The Best Albums of 2014…So Far”
Consequence of Sound – "Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
Stereogum – "50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
Flavorwire – "25 Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
Mashable – Laura Jane Grace named one of 10 LGBT-Rights Activists to Follow on Twitter.
So there you have it! But just in case you don’t know - ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ is the intense follow-up to the band’s previous full-length album, ‘White Crosses’ (reissued with bonus disc Black Crosses on Xtra Mile Recordings in 2011) 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 front woman 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’.