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I can’t remember the first song I heard by Against Me!, or even the first time. Somehow I was in the possession of Reinventing Axl Rose, their first full length around 2003. High school was a very interesting time for me, musically. But much like everyone else, most of my music tastes’ ancestors can be traced back to those very confusing 4 years.

10 years later they are months away from releasing album number 6. They’ve gone through a lot of lineup changes and growing up since Laura [Tom] started this project as a solo artist. Here’s a very descriptive post by them on the website concerning the new album.

TDBAgainst Me! will release its much-anticipated sixth full-length studio album titled Transgender Dysphoria Blues on Tuesday, January 21 on their own label, Total Treble (Resist Records will release in Australia). Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the intense follow-up to the band’s previous full-length album, White Crosses, 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 frontwoman 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.” Transgender Dysphoria Blues will be supported with a full North American tour in 2014. Details to be released soon. –Againstme.net

It’s been a great 10+ years with this band. Here’s to 10 more!

 I’m also looking forward to hearing the full band version of Black Me Out.