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Against Me! Announce New Album, Share “333”

Shape Shift With Me Due Out September 16 via Total Treble/INgrooves

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Against Me! have announced a new album and shared its first single. Shape Shift With Me is due out September 16 via Total Treble/INgrooves. Below is the album's first single, "333." The album is the follow-up to 2014's Transgender Dysphoria Blues and was recorded, mixed, and engineered by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves the Day) at Rancho Recordo.

Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace is one of the most high profile transgender musicians, but Shape Shift With Me is less political and more about that age old topic of love. "Tons of people have written about love. But while love is cliché, it's infinitely relevant," Grace said in a press release. "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?" Grace later asked in the press release. "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."

Grace is also releasing a memoir, TRANNY: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, on November 15, 2016 via Hachette Books. It was written with Noisey editor Dan Ozzi and features Grace's never-before-published journal entries going back to childhood.

Finally, starting tonight and continuing all this week through Thursday, Against Me!'s drummer Atom Willard will be making nightly appearances on NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers as part of the 8G Band. 

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! Tour Dates:

September:

14 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache #
15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre #
18 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
19 - Boston, MA - Royale #
20 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall #
21 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda #
23 - Chicago, IL - Goose Island 312 Block Party
24 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom #
25 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Centre #
27 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street #
28 - Providence, RI - Fete (Lounge) #
30 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom *

October:

01 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount *
03 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
04 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
05 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore *
06 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring *
08 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte *
09 - Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre *
11 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues-Orlando * 
12 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing *
14 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *
15 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater *
16 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues-Dallas *
18 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland *
20 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue *
21 - Las Vegas, NV - The Foundry Hall @ SLS *
24 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater *
26 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo *
27 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre *
29 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades *
30 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre *

November:

03 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre *
04 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium *

# = headline show
* = w/ Bad Religion, Dave Hause



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