Against Me! Readying New Album, Digital EP
Tom Gabel, Andrew Seward, and Warren Oakes of Against Me! perform as part of the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on September 28, 2008 in Austin, Texas. Getty

Against Me!, "White Crosses" (Sire)

Release Date: Spring 2010


Even though lead singer Tom Gabel says Against Me! never set out to be a political band, it's a little hard to characterize a group whose new album's title track is about an abortion memorial any other way. On its new set, the band is still concerned about social issues, but with a much more nuanced viewpoint; the track "Teenage Anarchist" criticizes someone for having "politics [that] are too convenient." "On each record, we challenge ourselves to do something different but always have a definitive statement," Gabel says. Butch Vig has returned to do production duties, and Alan Moulder is at the mixing board.