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Against Me! played MHOW, streaming new LP (video, setlist)

by Andrew Sacher

“Against Me! Top 25 lifetime concert, truly epic.” – Steve Brown

Against Me! @ MHOW – 1/9/14 (via Tito Belis)
Against Me

Against Me! are just a week away from their release of their anticipated new album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, their first since singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) came out as transgender, and the first on their own Total Treble Music label after two major label releases. The melodic, anthemic punk that made their much of their earlier material so vital is intact here, and the heartbreaking reality that Laura delivers in her lyrics makes for some of their most powerful moments yet. You can now listen to the album in full ahead of its release date at NPR.

Late last week, Against Me! brought their tour with The Sidekicks and The Shondes to NYC for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (moved from Rough Trade) on Thursday (1/9). Their 20+ song set included half of the new record, plus a ton of stuff from throughout their back catalog including old favorites like “Sink, Florida, Sink” and “We Laugh at Danger (And Break All the Rules).” The NY Times caught the show and wrote:

Laura Jane Grace, the frontwoman of the punk band Against Me!, introduced all the new songs by name on Thursday night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, as the singer of a band with a new album generally does, and should do.

“This one’s called ‘True Trans Souuuuullll Rebel,’ ” she said. It’s a vicious and beautiful number from the band’s new album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues,” and appealingly peppy, too. From the opening verse:

All dressed up and nowhere to go
You’re walking the streets all alone
Another night to wish you could forget
Making yourself up as you go along

Watch a video of the band playing the new album’s “Black Me Out” at the MHOW show, along with their setlist, below…

Against Me! – “Black Me Out” at Music Hall of Williamsburg – 1/9/14

Against Me! at MHOW – 1/9/14 Setlist: (via)
FuckMyLife666
Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
New Wave
Walking Is Still Honest
True Trans Soul Rebel
Cliché Guevara
White People for Peace
I Was a Teenage Anarchist
Unconditional Love
Turn Those Clapping Hands into Angry Balled Fists
I Still Love You Julie
Pretty Girls (The Mover)
Don’t Lose Touch
Black Me Out
Miami
Thrash Unreal
The Ocean
Sink, Florida, Sink

Encore:
Two Coffins
Rapid Decompression
We Laugh at Danger (And Break All the Rules)

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