Against Me!’s latest EP True Trans is a return to their folk punk beginnings with two beautifully painful acoustic songs. Both songs deal with issues of identity, image, self-worth, dignity, and living up to other people’s standards. This is the band’s first release since lead singer/guitarist Laura Jane Grace came out as a transsexual and is one of their most emotionally powerful records to date. I am rather new to the Against Me! experience, having finally heard the band in 2010 when I picked up their album White Crosses (which I loved). I’ve gone back and listened to most of the band’s catalog but White Crosses stayed my favorite. That was until I heard True Trans. This EP is truly exceptional and I cannot wait for theie up-coming full-length.