July 18, 2016


Against Me! Announce New Album 'Shape Shift With Me' & '333' Single: Listen

Here's some good news for all Against Me! fans: the punk rock band are planning to drop their seventh album later this year. Titled Shape Shift With Me, the LP will follow 2014's Transgender Dysphoria Blues. If that wasn't enough, Against Me! also released new single "333," which you can listen to above.

The anthem is filled with stomping drums, melodic electric guitar riffs and frontwoman Laura Jane Grace shouting over the chorus: "All the devils that you don't know can all come along for the ride / I want to be as close as I can get to you."

A press release explains (via Rolling Stone) that Shape Shift With Me is a "loose concept album about traveling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace serving as the narrator":

"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."

Shape Shift With Me will arrive Sept. 16 via Total Treble. Check out Against Me!'s upcoming tour dates, as well as a throwback Fuse interview, below.

Against Me! 2016 Tour Dates:

07-23 Jacksonville, FL - Connection Festival
08-20 Richmond, VA - GWAR B-Q
09-02 Denver, CO - Riot Fest
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 Porland, ME - Port City Music Hall
09-21 Montreal, Quebec - 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 Silver Spring *
10-08 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte *
10-09 Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre *
10-11 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues-Orland *
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-Dallas *
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 @ SLS *
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 - Warfield Theatre *
11-03 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre *
11-04 Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium * 

* with Bad Religion and Dave Hause