Against Me!

Formed 1997.
Against Me!

Biography

Against Me! is a punk rock band formed in Gainesville, Florida, in 1997 by singer and guitarist Laura Jane Grace (born Tom Gabel). Since 2002 the band's lineup has also included guitarist James Bowman and bassist Andrew Seward. After releasing three studio albums through independent record labels, Against Me! moved to Sire Records for 2007's New Wave, which reached no. 57 on the Billboard 200. Their fifth album, 2010's White Crosses, was their most successful, reaching no. 34. In 2011 the band launched their own record label, Total Treble Music, through which they plan to release future albums. In 2012 Grace publicly came out as transgender, beginning a transition to living as a woman and dropping the name Tom Gabel. The band finished recording their sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, during the summer of 2013, and released it on the twenty-first of January, 2014.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of White Crosses

    White Crosses 2010

    Reviewed by Alistair Lawrence
    A boat-rocking work with plenty of merit in places.
  2. Review of New Wave

    New Wave 2007

    Reviewed by Chris White
    A well intentioned and occasionally enjoyable but excruciatingly earnest record.
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