Thursday 8 September 2011

Against Me! sign to Xtra Mile Recordings

It is with great pleasure to announce that Against Me! have signed to Xtra Mile Recordings for the UK and European territories.

The quartet from Gainesville, Florida will be releasing their fifth studio album ‘White Crosses’ on Oct. 31st, 2011 through the London based indie label and will be playing headline shows in Europe and the UK as well as supporting Frank Turner on his huge UK tour in November.

Singer Tom Gabel says: “We are very happy to announce that we are teaming up with Xtra Mile. Very excited to be a part of their family and looking forward to coming over to the UK and Europe this November."

The double disc album is a comprehensive and beautifully packaged piece of work. A 28-track collection, the first disc includes the original 10-song ‘White Crosses’ album featuring four bonus tracks that were all produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder. The second disc, titled ‘Black Crosses’, is a collection of alternate versions of the album tracks as well as other previously 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.

It will be released on 3xLP vinyl and 2xCD both presented in tri-fold packaging created by famed artist and designer Steak Mtn., including a 32-page lyric and art booklet. It will also be available as a digital bundle.

Additionally, the band recently released the 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 “Because of the Shame”

Coinciding with the release Against Me! will be touring extensively throughout UK and Europe. Having just spent the summer months performing on the Vans Warped Tour and on the road with Blink 182 and Rancid, they will be flying over to Europe for a headline tour with new label buddies Crazy Arm, before landing in the UK to head out with Frank Turner in November. Full dates are:

HEADLINE TOUR w/Crazy Arm supporting
03 - Paris - La Maroquinerie, France
04 - Trier - Ex-Haus, Germany
05 - Aarschot - JC De Klinker, Belgium
06 - Dusseldorf - Zakk, Germany
07 - Zurich - Abart, Switzerland
09 - Vienna - WuK, Austria
10 - Salzburg - Rockhouse, Austria
11 - Mezzago - Bloom (Rock Your Weekend Festival) Italy
13 - Tillburg - 013, Holland
14 - Hannover - Faust, Germany
15 - Hamburg - Knust, Germany
16 - Munster - Skaters Palace
18 - Leeds - Cockpit
19 – Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
20 – Southampton - Talking Heads
21 – Norwich - Arts Centre
Supporting Frank Turner
22 - Bournemouth - O2 Academy
23 - Newport Centre
24 – Birmingham Academy
25 - Glasgow - Barrowlands
26 - Manchester - Apollo
27 – London - Hammersmith Apollo
28 – Kingston - The Peel
White Crosses tracklisting:
01. White Crosses
02. I Was A Teenage Anarchist
03. Because Of The Shame
04. Suffocation
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)