After more than 20 years of performing with her critically acclaimed punk rock outfit Against Me!, it’s understandable that frontwoman Laura Jane Grace would want a change of pace. So when she announced that she was working on a new project with a new band name, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers, fans got excited to see what the rock star was working on.
Now, they won’t have to wait much longer. The group announced Wednesday (Aug. 29) that their debut album, Bought to Rot, will be released on Nov. 9. The album, which was inspired by Tom Petty and his seminal Full Moon Fever album, will be “the most musically diverse collection of songs Grace has written to date,” said a statement from the band.
To back that claim up, Grace and her band, consisting of fellow Against Me! collaborators Atom Willard and Marc Jacob Judson, released the first single from their new record, “Apocalypse Now (& Later).” Ditching the high-energy, frenetic punk sound that defines their original band’s music, the Devouring Mothers’ new song features Grace singing about living in the moment, backed up by a more acoustic, country-rock-style sound.
In support of Bought to Rot, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers will tour the Midwest in November, starting Nov. 2 in Rock Island, Illinois, and ending in Chicago on Nov. 29. Tickets for their shows can be found here, at Bloodshot Records’ website.
Check out “Apocalypse Now (& Later),” the debut song from Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers below: