Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Explicit)
by Against Me!
Released: Jan 2014
Label: Total Treble
Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace got a whole other world's attention when she came out as transgender in 2012. A year later, she offers this punky 29-minute set, released on her own label and with barebones production -- nothing but guitar, drums and bass (sometimes provided by Fat Mike of NOFX). Sounds modest until you hear the words: about the horrors a transsexual prostitute faces, dead friends, homophobic jocks and "making yourself up as you go along." There's never been an album like Transgender Dysphoria Blues, but Grace's excellent band promises plenty more.