Art and life come together in a compelling way on this week’s Vintage Cafe with the punk band Against Me! The band is lead by Laura Jane Grace and the new album Transgender Dysphoria Blues explores her experience as a woman in the wrong body. Not only does the former Tom Gable represent for transgendered people in songs like “True Trans Soul Rebel” but Laura talks about her past discomfort performing as a man. Her band thinks she is happier, audiences have responded with warmth, and the album has been critically acclaimed as one of the best albums from last year. We think this makes one of our best sessions as well.
True Trans Soul Rebel
Recent Release: Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Label: Red Distribution