Laura Jane Grace, the trangender lead singer for rock band Against Me!, was in the red chair to talk about the band’s new album Transgender Dysphoria Blues. …
Grace clears the air with the subtlety of a wrecking ball on the title track, one that still summons a grin from me on repeated listens; and at a lean 29 minutes, we’re talking 20+ spins here easy, which will only grow in the next few months.
"I didn’t want to go to some studio and work it out in front of some engineer that I didn’t know. And in a really male environment, usually, So I built a studio and recorded quite a lot of it on my own".
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The past year has been a challenging journey for Laura. But as she told us backstage during a revealing chat after her band’s performance this past weekend at Riot Fest in Chicago, it’s been an emotionally liberating and highly necessary one.
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“It just sounds fucking killer,” bassist Andrew Seward told Hive backstage at the recent Fun Fun Fun Festival of the new album. “I don’t know if ‘brutal’ is the right word, but it just sounds really fucking tough, and good.”
Seward added that the band has been in the studio recently, and are without super-producer Butch Vig, who helmed the band’s last two albums. Instead, they’re overseeing production on their own. “[Singer] Laura [Jane Grace] is recording the whole thing herself,” Seward explains. “Engineering, producing, build the studio — full-on everything.”
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