Against Me! Formed in 1997 as a solo project for Laura Jane Grace. Over the years, Grace has expanded the project to a quartet and utilized the services of several musicians. Currently, the band consists of Grace, James Bowman, Atom Willard, and Inge Johansson.
The band’s most successful album is 2014’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues. The album peaked at number 23 on the Billboard 200 and was praised by critics. Absolute Punk gave it a nine out of ten and Sputnik Music rated it four and half stars (out of five). It’s also the first album Grace released as a transgender.
Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl Rose (2002)
Against Me! as the Eternal Cowboy (2003)
Searching for a Former Clarity (2005)
New Wave (2007)
White Crosses (2010)
Transgender Dysphoria Blues (2014)
Laura Jane Grace used to be Tom Gabel. In 2012, she came out as a transgender and changed her name to “Laura Jane Grace.” She then began the process of transitioning from a man to a woman and having sex reassignment surgery. Grace suffers from gender dysphoria.
In 2007, Against Me! released what is arguably their best work, New Wave. The album peaked at number 57 on the Billboard 200 and was named “Album of the Year” by Spin magazine. New Wave contains the singles “Thrash Unreal,” “White People for Peace,” and “Stop.” Thanks to the success of New Wave, Against Me! earned a spot on the Foo Fighters’ 2008 North American tour.
Total Treble Music
In June of 2011, Against Me! formed their own label, Total Treble Music. Later that year, Grace built a recording studio in Elton, Florida. The studio is now known as Total Treble Studio. The first band to use it was Cheap Girls and they used it to record their album Giant Orange.
"Sink, Florida, Sink"
"Don't Lose Touch"
"I Was a Teenage Anarchist"
"High Pressure Low"
"Russian Spies/Occult Enemies"