against me!: transgender dysphoria blues

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out january 21

1. Transgender Dysphoria Blues
2. True Trans Soul Rebel
3. Unconditional Love
4. Drinking With the Jocks
5. Osama Bin Laden As the Crucified Christ
6. FUCKMYLIFE666
7. Dead Friend
8. Two Coffins
9. Paralytic States
10. Black Me Out

first song was just released, "fuckmylife666": https://soundcloud.com/totaltreblemusic/fuckmylife666

:D

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:43 (six years ago) link

:D

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:45 (six years ago) link

Well that's gross

http://i3.sndcdn.com/artworks-000062514120-f4ica6-t500x500.jpg

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:45 (six years ago) link

looks like a slice of cake to me

le goon (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:46 (six years ago) link

not sure if electrified FUCKMYLIFE666 improves on the original, sounds weirdly compressed, but could just be bad soundcloud quality

still, fucking pumped for this

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:46 (six years ago) link

hahaha i love it and didn't post it here bc kinda nsfw

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:47 (six years ago) link

the album art, i mean

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:47 (six years ago) link

breast meat cube

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:47 (six years ago) link

if ya'll havent yet the original FUCKMYLIFE666 is so beautiful, laura jane's voice is front and center in the mix and sounds amazing as usual

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:49 (six years ago) link

i like that they're going slick with the production still

le goon (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:50 (six years ago) link

also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcHJWBagcsw

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:51 (six years ago) link

i like that they're going slick with the production still

agreed. also i think soundcloud compressed it a lot bc it sounds fine on itunes

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:54 (six years ago) link

I'm in on this. All in.

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:58 (six years ago) link

AM! records have always been produced slick

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:01 (six years ago) link

"Drinking with the Jocks"

!!!

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:01 (six years ago) link

well i guess butch vig slick is pretty distinct from j robbins slick

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:08 (six years ago) link

haha i think my definition of 'slick' and 'not-slick' AM! was formed from repeatedly listening to AM! demo tapes in high school

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8uxNTuSMLY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bezwtQnnYg

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:11 (six years ago) link

on some days my favorite version of 'walking is still honest' tbh. true story: i had an ipad nano engraved w/ lyrics from it, lol emo me

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:13 (six years ago) link

wikipedia says laura jane is producing this

the most poorly produced AM! record in the modern era is new wave imo, which is weird because butch vig then did a great job w/ white crosses

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:16 (six years ago) link

I love the production on that early stuff (really I am referring more to Axl Rose than that demo tape), the more recent comparatively-glossy sound leaves me cold.

sleeve, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:21 (six years ago) link

yeah axl rose is impeccable. still sounds so great

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lN6ofLkgEg

love the clean guitar tone here

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:26 (six years ago) link

so is the "True Trans Soul Rebel" use of the "who's going to pick you up?" line a kind of re-write, response counterspin to this hardcore classic?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9SVG4gBuOk

I mean, laura jane must know that song.

Or am I speculating?

the tune was space, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:30 (six years ago) link

no drew! i had that exact same thought

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:30 (six years ago) link

glad i'm not the only one who picked up on it! thought i was going crazy

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:31 (six years ago) link

Against Me! - New Wave lol

乒乓, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:31 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

https://soundcloud.com/totaltreblemusic/against-me-black-me-out

BLACK ME OUT
I WANNA PISS ON THE WALLS OF YOUR HOUSE
I WANNA CHOP THOSE BRASS RINGS
OFF YOUR FAT FUCKING FINGERS

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 December 2013 18:54 (six years ago) link

otm

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 December 2013 19:00 (six years ago) link

This sounds great.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 19 December 2013 19:13 (six years ago) link

this rules

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 20 December 2013 02:32 (six years ago) link

Argh god dammit. Hitting the entire state of Florida but not coming to Philly :(

CAROUSEL! CAROUSEL! (Telephone thing), Friday, 20 December 2013 03:37 (six years ago) link

Haha well they're from Florida

Have mentioned it before and in other AM! threads but the best show of my life was seeing them at the church

乒乓, Friday, 20 December 2013 14:13 (six years ago) link

yep -- Ft Lauderdale in a month!

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 December 2013 14:16 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

a vinyl rip of this is out there

it rules

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2014 02:21 (six years ago) link

paralytic states!

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2014 02:24 (six years ago) link

Gonna wait til the release date

But in anticipation of this I took a selfie

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9627011/pphotos/AMWDYLL.jpg

, Monday, 13 January 2014 02:29 (six years ago) link

beautiful

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2014 02:40 (six years ago) link

YOU MAKE ME WANT TO SMOKE CIGARETTES
YOU MAKE ME WANT TO DRINK WHISKEY

EVEN IF YOUR LOVE WAS UNCONDITIONAL
IT STILL WOULDN'T BE ENOUGH TO SAVE ME

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2014 02:42 (six years ago) link

what's up, does god bless your transsexual heart http://www.npr.org/2014/01/12/261095666/first-listen-against-me-transgender-dysphoria-blues

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2014 04:27 (six years ago) link

Twenty-six minutes!

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 January 2014 16:02 (six years ago) link

is it idk, thoughtless or inappropriate to talk about how/whether laura jane grace's voice has changed at all between albums?

Mordy , Monday, 13 January 2014 16:06 (six years ago) link

unless you're implying that her transition is impacting her voice (which is like biologically not the case) uh, not really, but is there anything to say other than it's gotten cleaner over the last few records?

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2014 16:32 (six years ago) link

"biologically" definitely a terrible word for me to use in any conversation about this, i'm gonna grab another coffee

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 13 January 2014 16:34 (six years ago) link

lex : Paramore's S/T :: me : this album

don't know if i did it right, don't care, you get the point

Murgatroid, Monday, 13 January 2014 18:04 (six years ago) link

Although I didn't really take to Paramore's S/T on the first listen either, so I should love this by the third or fourth listen.

Murgatroid, Monday, 13 January 2014 18:05 (six years ago) link

This album is fantastic

Evan R, Monday, 13 January 2014 19:13 (six years ago) link

When was the last time a punk album captured the feeling of marginalization this persuasively? Feels like ages since I've heard an album nail it like this

Evan R, Monday, 13 January 2014 19:20 (six years ago) link

That's probably due to how (North American) punk is as dominated by straight white dudes as any other guitar-centric genre.

Murgatroid, Monday, 13 January 2014 20:37 (six years ago) link

i've never listened to this band but this is great

crüt, Tuesday, 14 January 2014 23:30 (six years ago) link

"FUCKMYLIFE666" is such a terrible song title though

crüt, Tuesday, 14 January 2014 23:35 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/mJSOwym.jpg

, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:59 (six years ago) link

lol

purposely lend impetus to my HOOS (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:19 (six years ago) link

:D

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:49 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

going to see them tonight, very excited! bringing earplugs...

sleeve, Thursday, 14 August 2014 19:44 (five years ago) link

that was great, have they always played several songs from Axl Rose? really happy that the 2nd guitar dude nailed all the backing vox in the bridge to "Unconditional Love"

total rock and roll heaven

sleeve, Friday, 15 August 2014 14:24 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

touring w/ gaslight anthem (!!!)

Mordy, Monday, 8 September 2014 19:15 (five years ago) link

i totally can't afford the ticket lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 8 September 2014 20:32 (five years ago) link

i didn't look -how much?

Mordy, Monday, 8 September 2014 20:32 (five years ago) link

for 9:30 club they were $40, and they sold out fast--a great show to be sure, but the steep price put me off of being interested.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 8 September 2014 21:07 (five years ago) link

i would even have winced and paid 35 but 40 for a non-arena big rock club show is ridiculous to me

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 8 September 2014 21:08 (five years ago) link

large hoos that is but the difference of five dollars

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 8 September 2014 22:38 (five years ago) link

um also JEW apparently and they're playing at the Mann in philly? feeling like i really want to go...

Mordy, Monday, 8 September 2014 22:46 (five years ago) link

HOOS, how big is the venue? Against Me play a small club west of Ft Lauderdale at least twice a year and never charge more than $25.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 September 2014 23:04 (five years ago) link

Think I paid like $6 back in 02 or 03

, Monday, 8 September 2014 23:57 (five years ago) link

large hoos that is but the difference of five dollars

― le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, September 8, 2014 10:38 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

but le sarge where does it end my man

where does it end

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 9 September 2014 00:57 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

classic

dog people (rip van wanko), Thursday, 20 November 2014 03:50 (five years ago) link

AOTY for me, easily.

MaudAddam (cryptosicko), Thursday, 20 November 2014 03:57 (five years ago) link

"large hoos" lol

alpine static, Thursday, 20 November 2014 03:58 (five years ago) link

the raggett neds of your summer dress

i love returning to an album after several months, and that you've only heard a few times, and it seems hardwired into your DNA

dog people (rip van wanko), Thursday, 20 November 2014 04:03 (five years ago) link

i would even have winced and paid 35 but 40 for a non-arena big rock club show is ridiculous to me

― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, September 8, 2014 9:08 PM (2 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

large hoos that is but the difference of five dollars

― le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, September 8, 2014 10:38 PM (2 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ftr i bought a pair for sleater kinney at the same club at the price quoted above

i regret nothing

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 20 November 2014 05:22 (five years ago) link

Definitely the best rock record to come out this year. Like White Crosses and New Wave.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:13 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

the trax poll brought me here. amazing record.

||||||||, Friday, 6 February 2015 22:08 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

there was a nice piece i thought at noisey the other day that was like "how i learned to stop worrying and love against me! (again)" about how this fan had gotten off the bandwagon after axl rose but came back into the fold with TDB, really thoughtful read on like "being a AM fan" i thought

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 6 April 2015 16:45 (five years ago) link

I don't really know Against Me! that well, but I wanted to share this local story that I thought was a really nice thing the band did.

on their last tour they took Venus De Mars as an opening act. Venus is a local Minneapolis legend of sorts, she's 55 now, the article says didn't come out as transgender until her 30s, but was known for years locally as the frontwomen for All The Pretty Horses, a sort of punk/glam/metal band that played locally here for many years. Anyway the state audited her for filing as a musician and came after her for back taxes, resulting in a lengthy legal battle (which she eventually won but after a lot of expenses)

anyway i guess Against Me! took her out as an opening act recently which i dunno struck me as a really nice gesture, certainly bigger shows & presumably bigger paydays than Venus has ever seen in doing music for a few decades.

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 April 2015 15:09 (five years ago) link

The auditors essentially said that the $20,000 or so that Venus averaged per year in her music career — her only source of income — was not enough for her to call herself a professional musician.

(raises middle finger)

sleeve, Tuesday, 7 April 2015 15:17 (five years ago) link

yeah a couple years ago the state auditors really seemed to go after the arts community, a recording studio a friend worked at was forced out of business because they suddenly reclassified the type of service that recording studios were and went after them for back sales taxes. of course, faced with fighting it legally...or losing and having to pay the back taxes...given the small tough margins that studios are under these days anyway they just folded :(

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 April 2015 16:38 (five years ago) link

meanwhile we dish out zillions to local sports teams for stadiums! assholes

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 April 2015 16:38 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TaRnUKgr9g

, Monday, 20 April 2015 21:19 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...
one year passes...

LJG on Orlando:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzL0bD0_r6Y

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Sunday, 19 June 2016 15:18 (three years ago) link

Update, now that I've seen the whole thing: only the first couple of minutes are about Orlando. The rest is about trans issues, the N. Carolina bathroom idiocy, etc but still a really good interview.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Sunday, 19 June 2016 15:57 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

New album streaming, seeing LJG tonight in a small club:

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/01/661158897/first-listen-laura-jane-grace-the-devouring-mothers-bought-to-rot

... (Eazy), Thursday, 8 November 2018 22:07 (one year ago) link

Good one played with the band at last night's show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC08TfB0fxg

... (Eazy), Friday, 9 November 2018 19:24 (one year ago) link

wow, four years since this album

sleeve, Friday, 9 November 2018 19:25 (one year ago) link

almost five now!

literally a life-changing record for me

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 9 November 2018 19:28 (one year ago) link

oh shit, you're right!

sleeve, Friday, 9 November 2018 19:29 (one year ago) link

For a lot of people, I imagine.

xp

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Friday, 9 November 2018 19:29 (one year ago) link

FUCKMYLIFE666 still the best fuckin' rock song ever

alpine static, Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:04 (one year ago) link

literally a life-changing record for me

― princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, November 9, 2018 11:28 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah yeah me too

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:21 (one year ago) link

“Is your mother proud of your eyelashes?” rips me apart

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:29 (one year ago) link

yeah yeah me too

― Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Saturday, November 10, 2018 4:21 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

<3

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 10 November 2018 13:36 (one year ago) link

Best album.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Saturday, 10 November 2018 15:56 (one year ago) link

yes just a great record

rip van wanko, Saturday, 10 November 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link

I like this one from the new album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ0__vF3bUk

... (Eazy), Sunday, 11 November 2018 04:52 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

this album kinda rules!

k3vin k., Thursday, 2 April 2020 23:03 (one month ago) link

oh it very much rules

alpine static, Friday, 3 April 2020 07:54 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

this album def rules

here's Ezra Furman playing "Black Me Out" btw

silby, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 16:38 (one month ago) link

https://www.facebook.com/ezrafurmanmusic/videos/1139327736411316/

sorry 4 facebook

silby, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 16:38 (one month ago) link


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