This is a straight-across-the-board rock record. I don't mean to say that it's not punk, but I don't want to get into a fucking debate … so I'm just going to say it's a rock record.
The record also features more standalone songs:
With 'Searching for a Former Clarity,' I felt a lot of the songs relied on the songs before or afterwards both lyrically and musically. They only made sense in the context of the record," he says. "With ['New Wave'], I just wanted to write good individual songs that stood on their own."
Against Me! recently launched kicked off a co-headlining tour with Mastodon, along with support from Cursive and Planes Mistaken For Stars. After the month-long tour, which ends May 26 in Atlanta, the band will visit Australia and Europe in June before returning stateside for various shows, including a Lollapalooza set in Chicago in August.
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