Shape Shift with Me

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Shape Shift with Me
Shape Shift with Me artwork.jpg
Studio album by Against Me!
Released September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16)
Recorded October 2015 to April 2016
Studio Rancho Recordo
Genre Punk rock
Length 38:26
Label Total Treble Music, Xtra Mile
Producer Laura Jane Grace, Marc Hudson
Against Me! chronology
23 Live Sex Acts
(2015)23 Live Sex Acts2015
Shape Shift with Me
(2016)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork 7.4/10[2]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]

Shape Shift with Me is the seventh studio album by American punk rock band Against Me!, released on September 16, 2016 on Total Treble Music and Xtra Mile. The title is a lyric from the song "Norse Truth", which appears as track 10.[4] Shape Shift with Me features a shift in vocal style on many of its songs, with Grace hailed for a more spoken word-like structure in her singing on songs such as "12:03", "333" and "Norse Truth".[4][5]

No non-promotional singles have been released from the album. However, both of the b-sides recorded for the album, as identified from the band's publishing catalogue, "Stabitha Christie"[6] and "First High of the Morning",[7] were released on a 7" single to mark Record Store Day 2017.[8]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank Ref.
American Songwriter Top 50 Albums of 2016 2016
30

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Against Me!, except where noted.

Shape Shift with Me[10][11]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "ProVision L-3" Grace 1:55
2. "12:03"   2:56
3. "Boyfriend" Laura Jane Grace, Cody Votolato[12] 3:55
4. "Crash" Grace 2:35
5. "Delicate, Petite & Other Things I'll Never Be"   4:17
6. "333"   3:17
7. "Haunting, Haunted, Haunts"   2:25
8. "Dead Rats"   4:08
9. "Rebecca"   2:38
10. "Norse Truth" Grace, Votolato [13] 3:07
11. "Suicide Bomber" Grace, Willard 3:37
12. "All This (And More)"   3:36
Total length: 38:26

Personnel[edit]

Against Me![edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Marc Hudson – bass guitar (tracks 3, 11)
  • Masukaitenero – Japanese backing vocals (track 1)[14]
  • Béatrice Martin – backing vocals (uncredited) (tracks 11, 12)[4]

Production[edit]

Design[edit]

  • Christopher Norris – art direction
  • Steak Mtn – design, typography, and illustration

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16] 61
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[17] 72
Scottish Albums (OCC)[18] 74
US Billboard 200[19] 80
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[20] 5

See also[edit]

Against Me! discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Shape Shift with Me by Against Me! - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Against Me!: Shape Shift With Me - Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Shape Shift with Me - Against Me!: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Review: Against Me!, 'Shape Shift With Me'". NPR.org. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Against Me!'s latest is less protest, more romance". avclub.com. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "BMI - Repertoire Search". repertoire.bmi.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "BMI - Repertoire Search". repertoire.bmi.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  8. ^ TheFutureHeart (19 March 2017). "Full Updated Record Store Day Release List ….The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Jack White, Pink Floyd, War On Drugs, Fleetwood Mac, Flaming Lips, Animal Collective, Spoon, U2, Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Prince, Zappa, Smiths, Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The The, Zombies, Cure, Black Angels, Gerard Way And Hundreds More Confirmed For April 2017 RSD". thefutureheart.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2016". American Songwriter. December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Against Me! Present 'Trans Perspective on Sex, Love' With New LP". Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Hear Against Me!'s New Stomper 'Haunting, Haunted, Haunts'". Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  12. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Against Me! to Release 'Shape Shift With Me,' Share New Song". Loudwire. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  14. ^ Grace, Laura Jane (9 September 2016). "Respect and thanks to @MASUKAITENERO from Hadakaefuda for the vocals on #provisionL3 on the new @againstme recordhttp://n.pr/2cfGgWU". twitter.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017.  External link in |title= (help)
  15. ^ "AGAINST ME! NEW ALBUM 'SHAPE SHIFT WITH ME' OUT 16 SEPTEMBER 2016 // PREORDER VIA XTRA MILE // LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE '333'". Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  16. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #387". auspOp. September 24, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Against Me! Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  19. ^ "Against Me! Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  20. ^ "Against Me! Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2016.