Oh man, Monday’s gonna suck a little less everyone – the folks at NPR have a full stream of the new Against Me album Transgender Dysphoria Blues and it is REALLY good.
Against Me! has been around since 1997. Their punk sound resonated with the Warped Tour crowd for many years, and they were hailed for a raw sound with quality vocals. The band never strayed away from political or social messages. Their 2012 album White Crosses and its title track dealt with religious persecution, specifically with the large white crosses that dot the interstate around the south.
In 2012, Against Me!’s lead singer came out as transgender. Now known as Laura Jane Grace, the music of Against Me! lives on with a reinforced message of equality.
Grace released an acoustic EP True Trans in July 2013. The album’s few songs dealt with the singer’s transition and her own journey through accepting herself.
Here’s one of the tracks, “Soul Rebel”, from True Tans that didn’t make it on Transgender Dysphoria Blues:
Alright, enough history – check out the full stream of Transgender Dysphoria Blues over at NPR, despite the poor wording on their write up, it’s good to see Against Me! getting this kind of broader attention.