Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Against Me! will be touring extensively throughout UK and Europe this autumn to support the release of the White Crosses album. 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...
Against Me! have signed to Kartel partnered 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”