Against Me Total Clarity on LP
With the release of their second full-length As the Eternal Cowboy, Against Me had firmly established themselves as a genre defying success. The band was drawing praise from seemingly every corner of the industry and with mention of a third album in the works, fans and critics alike were chomping at the bit to get their hands on the new material. As it happens, the building wall of anticipatory pressure proved too great a force and eventually a handful of demos from the upcoming album, Searching For a Former Clarity, were stolen/leaked to the public.
The initial response to the songs was unanimously positive. It started a firestorm of chatter that rapidly spread from the lucky few that heard the stolen demos to the pining masses who hadn't. Eventually Searching For a Former Clarity was released and more than satisfied all curiosity and expectation. Yet, even years later, in the wake of the album's massive success the leaked demos continue to be the subject of so much rumor and speculation that they've taken on a Yeti-esque quality.
Finally, with the release of Total Clarity, everyone will have the chance to peek behind the curtain, as it were, and judge for themselves. That's right, not only did Against Me decide to officially release the legendary leaked tracks, they added a bunch more never before heard recordings from the very same demo session.
In addition, among the 15 selections that comprise Total Clarity, there are 3 songs that were never recorded for the Searching For a Former Clarity album. Sonically, Total Clarity offers a gritty simplicity that reconciles the songs to the passionate essence Against Me is loved for. Considering the 6 years of mammoth anticipation and speculation about these recordings and the band's ever increasing popularity, the acclaim of Total Clarity is a foregone conclusion.
Against Me Total Clarity Track Listing:
2. The Shaker
4. Exhaustion & Disgust
5. Unprotected Sex With Multiple Partners
6. The Energizer
8. The Mover
9. How Low
11. Holy Shit
12. Lost And Searching In America
14. Money Changes Everything
15. Total Clarity