About Against Me!
Against Me! is an American punk rock band formed in Gainesville, Florida in 1997 by singer and guitarist Tom Gabel (now: Laura Jane Grace). 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 and most recent album, 2010s 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 Gabel publicly came out as transgender, beginning a transition to living as a woman and taking the name Laura Jane Grace. The band finished recording their sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, during the summer of 2013, which is expected out early 2014. Many of the songs from the album have been performed live, and an acoustic EP entitled True Trans has been released to promote the new album.