Against Me! discography

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Against Me! discography
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Against Me! on tour in 2007 in support of New Wave.
Studio albums 7
Live albums 2
Video albums 2
Music videos 19
Singles 16
Demos 5
Other appearances 9

The discography of Against Me!, a Gainesville, Florida-based punk rock band, consists of seven studio albums, four EPs, two live albums, two DVDs, fifteen singles, five demos, and sixteen music videos.

Against Me! was formed in 1997 by singer/guitarist Laura Jane Grace as a solo act, occasionally performing with backing musicians. The first Against Me! release was an eponymously titled 1997 cassette demo. With the addition of drummer Kevin Mahon, a second demo, Vivida Vis! (1998), was released in limited numbers by Misanthrope Records. The band's first EP, Against Me!, was released in 2000 through Crasshole Records. Their first widely distributed release was the EP Crime as Forgiven by Against Me! (2001), released by Plan-It-X Records and Grace's own Sabot Productions. A third EP, an eponymously titled acoustic recording by Grace and bassist Dustin Fridkin, was released later that year.

Mahon left the band and was replaced by Warren Oakes, and second guitarist James Bowman was added for the band's first album, 2002's Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl Rose, released by No Idea Records. Fridkin left and was replaced by Andrew Seward, and this lineup released the single "The Disco Before the Breakdown" (2002). Against Me! signed to Fat Wreck Chords and released their second album, 2003's Against Me! as the Eternal Cowboy, supported by singles for "Cavalier Eternal" and "Sink, Florida, Sink". The DVD We're Never Going Home followed, documenting their Spring 2004 tour. 2005's Searching for a Former Clarity spawned singles for "Don't Lose Touch" and "From Her Lips to God's Ears (The Energizer)", which also became the band's first music videos. The live album Americans Abroad!!! Against Me!!! Live in London!!! followed in 2006.

Against Me! moved to Sire Records for 2007's New Wave, which debuted at no. 57 on the Billboard 200 and featured their first charting single, "Thrash Unreal", which reached no. 11 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. "White People for Peace", "Stop!", and "New Wave" were also released as singles from the album. The DVD Live at the Key Club followed later that year. In 2008 Sire released the digital EP New Wave B-Sides.

Oakes left the band in 2009 and was replaced by Hot Water Music drummer George Rebelo. Fat Wreck Chords released The Original Cowboy (2009), a collection of demo recordings from the Eternal Cowboy sessions. Against Me!'s fifth studio album, 2010's White Crosses, became the highest-charting release of their career, reaching no. 34 on the Billboard 200. It was supported by singles for "I Was a Teenage Anarchist", "High Pressure Low", and "White Crosses". Rebelo left the band later that year and was replaced by Jay Weinberg.

In 2011 Fat Wreck Chords released Total Clarity, a collection of demos from the Searching for a Former Clarity sessions. This was followed by the "Russian Spies" / "Occult Enemies" single. The band launched their own label, Total Treble Music, reissuing White Crosses with an added disc of bonus material titled Black Crosses.[1]

In 2013, a new Against Me! single was released entitled "True Trans", which features two acoustic versions of songs expected to appear on the new full-band studio album Transgender Dysphoria Blues. The second single from Transgender Dysphoria Blues is "Unconditional Love", which was released on May 26. Their 2nd live album, "23 Live Sex Acts" was released on September 4, 2015.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US Rock
[3]
US Alt.
[4]
US Ind.
[5]
US Heat.
[6]
2002 Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl Rose
2003 Against Me! as the Eternal Cowboy 36
2005 Searching for a Former Clarity
  • Released: September 6, 2005
  • Label: Fat Wreck Chords (FAT 684)
  • Format: CD, LP
114 9 1
2007 New Wave
  • Released: July 10, 2007
  • Label: Sire (SIRE 101304)
  • Format: CD, LP
57 21 20
2010 White Crosses
  • Released: June 7, 2010
  • Label: Sire
  • Format: CD, LP
34 9 7
2014 Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  • Released: January 21, 2014
  • Label: Total Treble Music
  • Format: CD, LP
23 6 5 2
2016 Shape Shift with Me
  • Released: September 16, 2016
  • Label: Total Treble Music
  • Format: CD, LP
80 10 6 5
"—" denotes albums that were released but did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US Ind
[8]
US Heat.
[8]
2006 Americans Abroad!!! Against Me!!! Live in London!!! 41 38
2015 23 Live Sex Acts
  • Released: September 4, 2015
  • Label: Total Treble Music
  • Format: CD, LP

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details
2000 Against Me!
  • Released: May 2000
  • Label: Crasshole
  • Format: EP
2001 Crime as Forgiven by Against Me!
  • Released: March 1, 2001
  • Label: Sabot Productions (001) / Plan-It-X
  • Format: EP, CD
Against Me!
  • Released: November 2001
  • Label: Sabot Productions (002)
  • Format: EP, CD
2008 New Wave B-Sides

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Rock
[9]
US Mod. Rock
[10]
CAN
[11]
2002 "The Disco Before the Breakdown" Non-album single
2004 "Cavalier Eternal" Against Me! as the Eternal Cowboy
2005 "Sink, Florida, Sink"
"Don't Lose Touch" Searching for a Former Clarity
2006 "From Her Lips to God's Ears (The Energizer)"
2007 "White People for Peace" New Wave
"Thrash Unreal" 11 51
2008 "Stop!" 27 78
"New Wave"
2010 "I Was a Teenage Anarchist" 33 16 66 White Crosses
"High Pressure Low"
2011 "Russian Spies / Occult Enemies"[12] Non-album single
2013 "True Trans" Transgender Dysphoria Blues
2014 "Unconditional Love"
2015 "Osama bin Laden as the Crucified Christ"
2017 "Stabitha Christie / First High of the Morning" Non-album single
"—" denotes singles that were released but did not chart.
"n/a" denotes singles that are not from albums.

Demos[edit]

Year Album details
1997 Against Me!
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: none (self-released)
  • Format: CS
1998 Vivida Vis!
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Misanthrope
  • Format: CS
2009 The Original Cowboy
2011 Total Clarity
2011 Black Crosses
  • Released: July 26, 2011
  • Label: Total Treble Music
  • Format: LP, CD

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details
2004 We're Never Going Home
2007 Live at the Key Club
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Sire
  • Formats: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Album
2003 "Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists"[13][14] As the Eternal Cowboy
2005 "Don't Lose Touch"[13][15] Philip Andelman Searching for a Former Clarity
2006 "From Her Lips to God's Ears (The Energizer)"[13][16] AAB
"Problems"[17] Blair Young
2007 "White People for Peace"[18] Adam Egypt Mortimer New Wave
"Thrash Unreal"[19] Adam Egypt Mortimer
2008 "Stop!"[20][21] Marc Klasfeld
"New Wave" Justin Staggs
"Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart"
2010 "Rapid Decompression"[22][23] Vern Moen White Crosses
"I Was a Teenage Anarchist"[22][24] Marc Klasfield
2011 "Spanish Moss"[25] Andrew Seward
"Because of the Shame"[26] Jason Thrasher
2014 "FUCKMYLIFE666"[27] Joshua Mikel Transgender Dysphoria Blues
"Black Me Out"[28]
"Drinking with the Jocks"[29] Steak Mtn
2015 "True Trans Soul Rebel"[30]
"Cliché Guevara" (live version)[31] 23 Live Sex Acts
2016 "Crash"[32] Laura Jane Grace, Jason Thrasher Shape Shift with Me
"333"[33] Ione Skye
2017 "Haunting, Haunted, Haunts"[34] Margherita Ballarin

Other appearances[edit]

The following Against Me! songs were released on compilation albums, soundtracks, and other releases. This is not an exhaustive list; songs that were first released on the band's albums, EPs, or singles are not included.

Year Release details Track(s)
1998 We're Here to Ruin Your Fun
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Crasshole
  • Format: CS
  • "National Myth"
  • "Burning Bridges"
2004 Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1
  • "Sink, Florida, Sink" (electric)
Take Action! Volume 04
  • Released: October 5, 2004
  • Label: Sub City (SC 028)
  • Format: CD
  • "You Look Like I Need a Drink" (acoustic)
2005 Protect: A Benefit for the National Association to Protect Children
  • Released: October 18, 2005
  • Label: Fat Wreck Chords (FAT 697)
  • Format: CD
2006 We'll Inherit the Earth: A Tribute to The Replacements
  • Released: October 3, 2006
  • Label: 1234 Go!
  • Format: CD
Shine Some Light: A Benefit for Dan Lang-Gunn
  • Released: July 28, 2006
  • Label: Asbestos
  • Format: CD
  • "Don't Lose Touch" (live on WCSU)
Remember Your Roots
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Twelve Stepper
  • Format: CD
  • "Take Aim"
  • "Clap Clap"
Fat X-Mas Bonus
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Fat Wreck Chords
  • Format: digital download
  • "Don't Lose Touch" (acoustic)
2009 Covered, A Revolution in Sound
  • Released: March 10, 2009
  • Label: Warner Bros. (512896)
  • Format: CD
  • "Here Comes a Regular"
    (originally performed by The Replacements)

References[edit]

General references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Yancey, Bryne (2011-06-20). "Against Me! to reissue White Crosses". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Against Me! Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard charts. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Against Me! Album & Song Chart History: Top Rock Albums". Billboard charts. Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Against Me! Album & Song Chart History: Top Alternative Albums". Billboard charts. Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Against Me! Album & Song Chart History: Top Independent Albums". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  6. ^ "Against Me! Album & Song Chart History: Top Heatseekers Albums". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  7. ^ http://store.noidearecords.com/products/againstmereinventingaxlrose
  8. ^ a b "Against Me! Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  9. ^ "Against Me! Album & Song Chart History: Rock Songs". Billboard charts. Archived from the original on 10 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  10. ^ "Against Me! Album & Song Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard charts. Archived from the original on 22 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  11. ^ "Against Me! Album & Song Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard charts. Archived from the original on 30 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  12. ^ Paul, Aubin (2011-04-25). "Tours: Against Me! plan new 7-inch, tour with Lemuria, Screaming Females". Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  13. ^ a b c "Against Me!'s music videos at Fat Wreck Chords". Fatwreck.com. Fat Wreck Chords. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  14. ^ "Music video: Against Me! - ""Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists""". ???. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  15. ^ "Music video: Against Me! - "Don't Lose Touch"". MTV. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  16. ^ "Music video: Against Me! - "From Her Lips to God's Ears (The Energizer)"". MTV. Archived from the original on 28 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  17. ^ "Music video: Against Me! - "Problems"". MTV. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  18. ^ http://vimeo.com/13233316
  19. ^ "Music video: Against Me! - "Thrash Unreal"". MTV. Archived from the original on 28 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  20. ^ "Music video: Against Me! - "Stop!"". MTV. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  21. ^ "Music video: Against Me! - "Stop! (Marc Klasfeld version)"". MTV. Archived from the original on 28 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  22. ^ a b "Videos". againstme.net. Against Me!. Archived from the original on 11 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  23. ^ Paul, Aubin (2010-03-17). "Videos: Against Me!: 'Rapid Decompression'". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  24. ^ "Videos: Against Me!: 'I Was a Teenage Anarchist'". Punknews.org. 2010-05-07. Archived from the original on 3 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  25. ^ "Videos". Against Me!. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  26. ^ Paul, Aubin (2011-07-11). "Videos: Against Me!: 'Because of the Shame'". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  27. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kZPISrHCDA
  28. ^ http://www.nme.com/nme-video/video-premiere---against-me-black-me-out/3338231885001
  29. ^ http://www.spin.com/articles/against-me-drinking-with-the-jocks-video/
  30. ^ http://www.steakmtn.com/AGAINST-ME-TRUE-TRANS-VIDEO
  31. ^ http://www.steakmtn.com/AGAINST-ME-CLICHE-VIDEO
  32. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcGiQ1GRoOc
  33. ^ Yoo, Noah. "Against Me! Share New “333” Video Starring “Orange Is the New Black”’s Natasha Lyonne: Watch | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  34. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAF9Fzk_kdc

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