Against Me!: Shape Shift With Me

Against Me!: Shape Shift With Me

By Chris Conaton

This worthy follow-up to the acclaimed Transgender Dysphoria Blues finds Against Me! tackling a breakup album with the same energy and fury they used to reserve for political and social issues. 28 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

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20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

// Sound Affects

"After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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