Against Me! is excited to announce the release of their music video for their new single “Because Of The Shame.” Directed by Jason Thrasher, the video is the band’s personal and lively homage to Common Grounds, a Gainesville, FL, mainstay that recently closed its doors after 15 years of serving both the local and nationally touring music community. Check out the new music video below.
“BECAUSE OF THE SHAME” MUSIC VIDEO (or scroll down)
In addition to the new music video, the band recently announced the re-release of their fifth full-length album, White Crosses. Originally released by Sire Records on June 7, 2010 and presented now in two parts, White Crosses and Black Crosses, the reissue will be the first release on the band’s newly launched record label, Total Treble Music.
This reissue is a 28-track collection that includes the original 10-song album with four bonus tracks, all produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder. The second half, Black Crosses, is a collection of alternate versions and unreleased songs. Of the 14 self-produced Black Crosses songs, nine were recorded with drummer Warren Oakes at Goldentone Studios in Gainesville, FL, shortly before he departed the band in spring 2009. The other five acoustic songs were recorded at Crescendo Studios, also in Gainesville, in early 2010. Both the 3xLP vinyl and 2xCD versions of this release are presented in their originally intended packaging created by Steak Mtn., including a 32-page lyric and art booklet. Preorder for both 2xCD and 3xLP White Crosses reissue formats can be purchased through Total Treble online (http://www.totaltreble.com).
Currently, Against Me! are performing as part of the Vans Warped Tour and will continue their summer 2011 run on July 27 at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, VA. On June 14, the band released “Russian Spies”/”Occult Enemies,” a two-song offering recorded with new drummer Jay Weinberg at the recently closed Smart Studios in Madison, WI. The band will be completing their summer with a string of shows opening for blink-182, after which they will begin preparing to record their sixth full-length album to be released on their own Total Treble Music.
01. White Crosses
02. I Was A Teenage Anarchist
03. Because Of The Shame
05. We’re Breaking Up
06. High Pressure Low
07. Ache With Me
08. Spanish Moss
09. Rapid Decompression
10. Bamboo Bones
11. Lehigh Acres
12. Bob Dylan Dream
13. One By One
14. Bitter Divisions
Black Crosses tracklisting:
01. White Crosses (Goldentone Studio Version)
02. I Was A Teenage Anarchist (Acoustic Version)
03. Because Of The Shame (Acoustic Version)
04. The Western World (Goldentone Studio Version)
05. Strip Mall Parking Lots (Goldentone Studio Version)
06. High Pressure Low (Acoustic Version)
07. Hot Shots (Goldentone Studio Version)
08. Spanish Moss (Goldentone Studio Version)
09. Rapid Decompression (Goldentone Studio Version)
10. Soul Surrender (Goldentone Studio Version)
11. Lehigh Acres (Goldentone Studio Version)
12. David Johansen’s Soul (Acoustic Version)
13. One By One (Acoustic Version)
14. Bitter Divisions (Goldentone Studio Version)