Against Me! announce new album, Shape Shift With Me, share pounding “333” — listen

Plus, the punk outfit maps out a lengthy North American tour


    Featured photo by Ben Kaye

    This November, Laura Jane Grace will publish her memoir, Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. The book’s release coincides with a new album from Against Me! entitled Shape Shift With Me, due out September 16th through the band’s own Total Treble label.

    The punk outfit’s seventh full-length to date, it follows 2014’s widely acclaimed Transgender Dysphoria Blues and their 2015 live album, 23 Live Sex Acts. It was recorded, mixed and engineered by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day) at Rancho Recordo in Fenton, Michigan.


    In a press release, Grace spoke about the love-inspired LP:

    “Tons of people have written about love. But while love is cliché, it’s infinitely relevant. For me, having always been in a punk band that was expected to be political, I never felt like I had that option to write about feelings in that way. That’s what I ended up being drawn to this time. It’s writing in a way I thought I could never write before, and not giving a shit about expectations.

    Is there a record that is about relationships from a trans perspective? There needs to be more records about trans rights and everything like that, but feeling like I already did that, I wanted to move on to write commentary on living from a trans perspective. I wanted to write the transgender response to the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St., Liz Phair’s Exile In Guyville and the Streets’ A Grand Don’t Come For Free. All those records are relationship records. There’s been an infinite amount of records talking about what love means from a cisgender perspective. I wanted to present the trans perspective on sex, love and heartbreak.”

    “Delicate, Petite & Other Things I’ll Never Be”, “Norse Truth”, and “Haunting, Haunted, Haunts” are among the 12 tracks included, as well as pounding and anthemic lead single “333”, which can be heard in full up above.

    (Read: A Brief History of Punk Rock and Presidential Politics)


    Below, find the album’s artwork and full tracklist, followed by the dates of Against Me!’s upcoming North American fall tour.

    Shape Shift With Me Artwork:

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    Shape Shift With Me Tracklist:
    01. ProVision L-3
    02. 12:03
    03. Boyfriend
    04. Crash
    05. Delicate, Petite & Other Things I’ll Never Be
    06. 333
    07. Haunting, Haunted, Haunts
    08. Dead Rats
    09. Rebecca
    10. Norse Truth
    11. Suicide Bomber
    12. All This (And More)


    Against Me! 2016 Tour Dates:
    09/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
    09/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
    09/18 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
    09/19 – Boston, MA @ Royale
    09/20 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
    09/21 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
    09/23 – Chicago, IL @ Goose Island 312 Block Party
    09/24 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
    09/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
    09/27 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
    09/28 – Providence, RI @ Fete (Lounge)
    09/30 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
    10/01 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount *
    10/03 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
    10/04 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
    10/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore *
    10/06 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore *
    10/08 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore *
    10/09 – Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre *
    10/11 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues *
    10/12 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing *
    10/14 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live *
    10/15 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater *
    10/16 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
    10/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland *
    10/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue *
    10/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Foundry Hall *
    10/24 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater *
    10/26 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo *
    10/27 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre *
    10/29 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *
    10/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfieled Theatre *
    11/03 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *
    11/04 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium *

    * = w/ Bad Religion

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